Navigate the future of cloud computing

What does the future of cloud computing hold — and what does this mean for businesses? We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world. Here's what they said.

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Meet the luminaries

We asked several of Google's leaders to share their view of the future: what it could look like, how it's already unfolding, and what businesses can do to prepare for the coming changes. Take a look at the future of cloud computing through the eyes of the luminaries who helped build it.

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Vinton G. Cerf

VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet" for co-developing the TCP/IP protocols that underpin the modern web, Vinton G. Cerf now helps shape global policy development to ensure the internet's continued expansion.

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Melody Meckfessel

VP of Engineering, Google Cloud

Melody Meckfessel leads the team building DevOps tools and sharing DevOps best practices with software development and operations teams around the world. A hands-on leader with more than 20 years of experience, she's passionate about making software development fast, scalable, and fun.

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Urs Hölzle

SVP Technical Infrastructure, Google Cloud

One of Google's earliest employees, Urs Hölzle oversees the servers, networks, data centers, and software infrastructure that support the company's services and applications. He is helping to bring Google Cloud to businesses and developers around the world.

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Brian Stevens

Chief Technology Officer, Google Cloud

Brian is the CTO of Google Cloud, where he's responsible for guiding product strategy and leading the Office of the CTO. Previously, he was CTO and EVP of Worldwide Engineering at Red Hat.

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Heather Adkins

Director of Information Security and Privacy, Google

A 16-year Google veteran and founding member of the Google Security Team, Heather Adkins leads the charge to safeguard Google's networks, systems, and applications. She also helps industry leaders solve security problems through her work with Harvard University's Defending Digital Democracy project.

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Explore the cloud landscape

Multi Cloud Gauge

By 2024, most enterprises will have intensively multi-cloud environments, with on-prem, off-prem, public, and private cloud.

"IDC FutureScape, Worldwide IT Industry 2019 Predictions," November 2018

Zettabyte

The sum of the world's data is expected to swell to more than five times its current size by 2025.

IDC White Paper, sponsored by Seagate, "The Digitization of the World from Edge to Core," November 2018

ON CLOUD COMPUTING

I want to urge people to think more deeply about the kinds of infrastructure that we are dependent upon and ask: How do we make it resilient?

Vinton G. Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist,
Google

Global Spending Graph

Global spending for public cloud services is on track to be $277 billion in 2020.

IDC Market Forecast, "Worldwide and Regional Public IT Cloud Services Forecast, 2018–2021," March 2018

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See the future

Download "Future of Cloud Computing" to learn how to prepare for the changes ahead.