“Who led the digital transformation of your company: The CEO, CTO or Covid-19?” 

There is a grain of truth in that joke, as we seek for some humor given perhaps, during the worst global crisis we are facing in the recent history.

Cloud adoption is firmly branded as the “new norm” for companies during Covid-19, as we find new ways to conduct businesses. Being one of the biggest technology trends of recent times, Covid-19 has emphasized the significance of cloud computing even further. Across industries, cloud remains to be one of the booming segments of IT spend.

Post-Covid19, we see a trend of more companies migrating 100% of their applications to cloud, when previously, it has been that companies were migrating parts of their IT systems to the cloud one at a time.

Being termed as “Start-up Nation”, Israel is a country with the birth of many innovative software technologies. Needless to say, Israeli companies are some of the first few to venture into this cloud revolution. And with the ever-changing demand landscape, we see the adaptability of these companies as they improve and evolve.

Gigaspaces is the first solution – GigaSpaces provides the fastest in-memory computing platforms for real-time insight to action and extreme transactional processing. Companies can operationalize machine learning and transactional processing to gain real-time insights on their fast and historical data, and act upon them in the moment. The always-on platforms for mission-critical applications across cloud, on-premise or hybrid, are leveraged by hundreds of organizations worldwide across financial services, insurance, retail, transportation, telecom and healthcare.

Guardicore is the second solution – GuardiCore is a data center and cloud security company that protects organizations’ core assets using flexible and easy-to-deploy microsegmentation controls. It develops technologies for internal data center security and breach detection, offering enterprises real-time visibility, understanding, and response for illicit activity within their data centers.

Spot is the third solution – Spot is a SaaS optimization platform that aims to help businesses reduce costs while maintaining high availability and performance. Spot facilitates the balance between different infrastructure purchase options and offers a line of smart infrastructure products that bring the public cloud experience to any hardware or facility. Spot had been recently acquired by NetApp Inc (Nasdaq-listed hybrid cloud data services company) in June 2020.

COVID-19 has been a game changer. If nothing else, this pandemic has proven that cloud-based technologies work. And they work well. It is then up to us to let go of the past and embrace the new norm. (DALEY, 2020)

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