Cyber Security & Cloud

The History of Cloud Computing - 2021

We’ve spoken a lot about what’s coming in 2021 within the Tech world but, today we’re taking a look back at the History of Cloud Computing – which unbelievably began in the 1960’s!

As you would imagine The Cloud has been through a lot of changes with new platforms and products coming to market. However, unlike other technologies the 2 ‘Cloud Pioneers’; Salesforce and AWS have certainly stood the test of time, and with the global Cloud Computing market estimated to exceed £304 billion in 2021 both AWS and Salesforce are only going to continue to grow.

The global COVID19 pandemic was a massive test for cloud providers but has also shown the increased need for cloud services.

“When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, there were a few initial hiccups but cloud ultimately delivered exactly what it was supposed to,” said Sid Nag, research vice president at Gartner. “It responded to increased demand and catered to customers’ preference of elastic, pay-as-you-go consumption models.”

The future of cloud computing is certainly bright and with so many changes over the years it will not be a surprise to see further cloud evolutions as we stick to the ‘new normal’ way of working.