Across industries, enterprises are accelerating their transitions to the cloud-native world.
Offline transactions are moving online, on-premise business software is increasingly hosted by third-party vendors, and infrastructure that was designed for an on-premise world is struggling to keep up.
Application software is evolving to use microservices instead of monoliths, to be stateless rather than stateful, and to handle unprecedented scale from increasingly demanding customers. Developers are pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and this has created a massive opportunity at the infrastructure level, as fledgling companies vie to build the foundations that will enable modern application development. Meanwhile, old worlds are crumbling and new ones are emerging, as SaaS platforms spring up to alternately unbundle and defragment essential functions.