Navigating Trends and Challenges in Cloud Computing for Q1 2024

Navigating Trends and Challenges in Cloud Computing for Q1 2024


This report examines the dynamic and evolving landscape of cloud computing, emphasizing the expansion of cloud infrastructure, the integration of emerging technologies, and the complex regulatory environments. It addresses key challenges such as data sovereignty, latency sensitivity, and the complexities of hybrid and cloud-native networking, while also highlighting strategic trends like sovereign cloud adoption and the rise of eBPF and Cilium in cloud-native environments.

The Futurum Group’s latest market insights report, Navigating Trends and Challenges in Cloud Computing for Q1 2024, delves into the intricate dynamics of the cloud computing market. The report explores how technological advancements and regulatory shifts are crafting new challenges and opportunities for businesses globally, offering a strategic roadmap for navigating this rapidly evolving landscape.

Key takeaways from Navigating Trends and Challenges in Cloud Computing for Q1 2024 include:

  • Businesses need to navigate complex regulatory landscapes to ensure compliance while balancing stringent security requirements and data residency.
  • Investment in localized infrastructure is critical for addressing latency sensitivity and optimizing performance for latency-sensitive applications.
  • The evolution of cloud-native architectures necessitates enhanced expertise and strategic implementation to leverage advanced networking technologies like eBPF and service meshes.

This report is here to help organizations understand the current shifts and future directions of the cloud computing industry. It underscores the importance of strategic adaptations that businesses must undertake to remain competitive and secure in a market driven by rapid technological advancements and regulatory changes. By offering a comprehensive analysis of both challenges and trends, the report equips stakeholders with the knowledge to make informed decisions in a complex digital environment.

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Author Information

Regarded as a luminary at the intersection of technology and business transformation, Steven Dickens is the Vice President and Practice Leader for Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure, and Operations at The Futurum Group. With a distinguished track record as a Forbes contributor and a ranking among the Top 10 Analysts by ARInsights, Steven's unique vantage point enables him to chart the nexus between emergent technologies and disruptive innovation, offering unparalleled insights for global enterprises.

Steven's expertise spans a broad spectrum of technologies that drive modern enterprises. Notable among these are open source, hybrid cloud, mission-critical infrastructure, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and FinTech innovation. His work is foundational in aligning the strategic imperatives of C-suite executives with the practical needs of end users and technology practitioners, serving as a catalyst for optimizing the return on technology investments.

Over the years, Steven has been an integral part of industry behemoths including Broadcom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and IBM. His exceptional ability to pioneer multi-hundred-million-dollar products and to lead global sales teams with revenues in the same echelon has consistently demonstrated his capability for high-impact leadership.

Steven serves as a thought leader in various technology consortiums. He was a founding board member and former Chairperson of the Open Mainframe Project, under the aegis of the Linux Foundation. His role as a Board Advisor continues to shape the advocacy for open source implementations of mainframe technologies.

Bringing more than a decade of varying experience crossing multiple sectors such as legal, financial, and tech, Sam Holschuh is an accomplished professional that excels in ensuring success across various industries. Currently, Sam serves as an Industry Analyst at The Futurum Group, where collaborates closely with practice leads in the areas of application modernization, DevOps, storage, and infrastructure. With a keen eye for research, Sam produces valuable insights and custom content to support strategic initiatives and enhance market understanding.

Rooted in the fields of tech, law, finance operations and marketing, Sam provides a unique viewpoint to her position, fostering innovation and delivering impactful solutions within the industry.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics from Colorado State University and is passionate about leveraging her diverse skill set to drive growth and empower clients to succeed in today's rapidly evolving landscape.