Technical democratization is leading to innovation, as cloud-native computing changes what’s possible across companies and cultures.
“The accessibility of technology has grown exponentially, like wildfire,” said Sarbjeet Johal (pictured), Principal Advisor from Slackpane. “Once you have access to the cloud, all you need is connection to the internet. After that you have the [virtual machines], and you have serverless — there’s zero cost to you.”
Johal spoke with industry analyst John Furrier during the AWS Summit San Francisco event, an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed how incremental changes in the industry have added up to major disruptions, the societal role of tech giants such as Amazon Web Services, and the race for talent. (* Disclosure below.)
Speed and stability
Speed to market has been characteristic of cloud-native trends, but a new sense of urgency is emerging for the people who build, deploy and secure modern computing architectures.
“From the supplier side, it’s a race for talent to build it, number one, then number two is race for talent to train,” Johal said. “It’s about moving fast. It’s about having developer productivity … Steve Jobs used to say that the computer is the bicycle for the human mind. Well, cloud is the bicycle for the enterprises. They make them move faster.”
Recalling stats shared during the Summit keynote, Johal cited AWS’ pledge to train more than 20 million people in cloud computing over the coming three years.
Such an investment could pay off for AWS’ ecosystem, as Furrier anticipates a market opportunity for more managed services.
“We’re going to see more DevOps managed services. As DevOps teams grow, talent is a problem,” Furrier stated, noting the growing impact of the container management platform Kubernetes. “It’s not easy slinging clusters around with Kubernetes. It’s hard. I think that’s got to get easier. I think the path to ‘easy’ is going to be some sort of abstraction layer. The smart people… will manage it and then provide that as a service.”
In this emerging world of DataOps, industry standards will be crucial. According to Johal, the solution is cooperation towards a common, compatible framework.
“There is a lot of technical debt being built and as industry… we have to solve that problem,” Johal said.
Watch Johal’s entire segment below, and be sure to check out theCUBE’s entire coverage from AWS Summit San Francisco 2022.
* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the AWS Summit San Francisco event. Neither AWS, the sponsor of theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.