Cloud

Martin Maisey

7 minute read

A common question being considered by many people I’m talking to is “to what extent should we adopt public cloud services, and to what extent do we build ourselves?”. Cloud services exist on a spectrum from simple IaaS “provision of a virtualised instance” through Platform-as-a-Service offerings such as managed databases and API management platforms, all the way through to highly differentiated - and highly proprietary - Software-as-a-Service business applications. Adopting cloud services, especially higher value services, can deliver massive value by cutting time-to-value of digital solutions, providing better, more robust services, and allowing businesses to stick to what they are good at.