IT leaders at today’s cloud-enabled businesses are expected to provide the same predictable performance that they did with on-premise systems. Downtime is not acceptable, and cloud applications are expected to work the way they were meant to.
The introduction of the internet broke down many barriers to entry once faced by smaller companies. It allowed businesses to compete globally in regards to geography without adding multiple points of distribution. Now the internet is leveling the playing field once again, via the cloud.