Cloud continuum

Trend 6: Managed services from CSP to lower barriers to open-source adoption

CSPs are strengthening their PaaS portfolios by providing managed services for a wide range of open-source technologies, complemented by PaaS/marketplace solutions from the core committers organization on the CSP of choice. This opens the opportunity to explore a vast collection of opensource technologies, experiment with them with low entry barriers, and bring open-source technologies into single consumption process on scaling up the adoption.

A leading technology product company, which delivers its services as SaaS, could not meet business SLAs due to the complexity of managing a multitude of open-source technologies used in building products. The company's platform was not scalable to meet its business growth and stability requirements. Infosys helped the company transform with Google Cloud by adopting managed PaaS like GKE, DataProc, Cassandra from Marketplace, and Kafka from Confluent. The company improved the platform availability to 99.97%.

Cloud continuum

Trend 7: Cloud continuum expands for distributed, polycloud, and edge systems

Cloud continuum has expanded seamlessly for distributed, polycloud, and edge systems. New architectures and topologies shape the cloud's evolution of new possibilities across private/public/hybrid/multicloud patterns and tap into a chain of distributed resources to the edge.

Enterprises that started their cloud journey with chosen hyperscalers are evolving into multicloud, hybrid cloud, and/or distributed edges incrementally. This is improving their resiliency maturity levels, portability, and cloud neutrality. While many intra-POD capabilities have developed, distributed architectures for inter-POD/cloud-native modern app needs have begun unfolding multicluster, multicloud, multikubernetes federations for service-mesh discovery/visibility and overlays.

Shifting data boundary, movement of security defenses into the cloud, and modern hybrid ecosystems collaboration drivers have led to the deperimeterization phenomenon, pushing borderless access transforms at the edges. A lot is happening at the edges - zero-trust architectures, multicloud exchanges, and unified CPEs/NFV-edges. All of these will have to transform in tandem as the patterns shift. Clients urgently need to onboard, accelerate, and provide quicker access to rapidly evolving partner ecosystems, mergers and acquisitions, subsidiaries, and gig workers. This would imply connecting enterprises' service edge access securely from machines outside one's administrative domain(s).

Hyperautomation around the cloud is going to deliver self-healing/self-defending orchestrations. Cloud compliance, governance, and cybersecurity practices are an integral part of the continuum in an increasingly risky world, and defense shields need to keep pace ahead of emerging threats.

Infosys' deperimeterization is a zero-trust platform infra solution, which enables secure hybrid EDGE access for extended ecosystems and accelerates onboarding-cocreation-collaboration for subsidiaries, mergers and acquisitions, trainees, partners, gig workers, and client projects. Secure zero-trust fine-grained platform authorizes access from nondomain connected machines, enabling enterprises to safely enroll external ecosystems.