So what is HyperScale Cloud?
Today, nearly all companies invest in assembling digital platforms as a source of significant efficiencies and competitive advantage. Platforms enable a data-driven world and allow companies to create new business value in improving experiences for customers, employees, and partners. However, companies need to understand the consequences of the presence of this component in the platform they build.
There are three leading hyper-scale cloud providers: Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft’s Azure. We can potentially also consider Alibaba in China as a hyperscaler. Their platforms are very beneficial for customers.
- Cost. The hyper-scale provider’s enormous investment into tools and intellectual property (IP) makes it extremely cheap to access and use the cloud to extend and build out the customer’s capabilities.
- Scalability. The hyper-scale platforms can quickly and seamlessly handle immense volumes of activity and data.
- Interoperability. The hyper-scale provider’s cloud platform integrates with other systems; thus, it costs less for the customer to implement and integrate the platform.
At the same time, Hyperscalers are starting to develop industry and functional expertise that will shape platform investments in the marketplace. Increasingly, these intellectual advantages will be overwhelming, enabling the hyperscalers to dictate the direction in which platforms will develop and operate.
With the cloud computing rage looming over the business landscape, advancing to the cloud is probably a critical business decision. However, to get the most out of your cloud investment, you need to understand what works best for your organization. As a first step, you need to get past the hype around private cloud hosting and hyperscale and decide based on the correct understanding and analysis.