In a study by Devo Technology, a cloud-native logging and security analytics company, as many as 81% of organizations revealed that COVID-19 had accelerated their cloud timelines. “Across these companies, there was a 200% jump in organizations planning to move more than 75% of their apps/workloads to the cloud, with 86% of companies placing cloud options in their decision process for new applications, and more than 40% choosing the cloud as their first option.”
The reasons are well known by now. Using the public clouds removes many of the pandemic risks of having your own data center, hardware, network, and software. Many companies not in the cloud experienced problems during quarantine. Without physical access to their equipment, they suffered outages that could not be easily fixed.