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Gartner forecasts worldwide public cloud end-user spending to reach nearly US $ 500 billion in 2022

at 26.6 % and Platform-as-a-Service ( PaaS ) at 26.1 %.
The new reality of hybrid work is prompting organizations to move away from powering their workforce with traditional client computing solutions , such as desktops and other physical in-office tools , and toward DaaS , which is driving spending to reach US $ 2.6 billion in 2022 .

Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 20.4 % in 2022 to total US $ 494.7 billion , up from US $ 410.9 billion in 2021 , according to the latest forecast from Gartner . In 2023 , end-user spending is expected to reach nearly US $ 600 billion .

“ Cloud is the powerhouse that drives today ’ s digital organizations ,” said Sid Nag , Research Vice President at Gartner . “ CIOs are beyond the era of irrational exuberance of procuring cloud services and are being thoughtful in their choice of public cloud providers to drive specific , desired business and technology outcomes in their Digital Transformation journey .”
Infrastructure-as-a-Service ( IaaS ) is forecast to experience the highest enduser spending growth in 2022 at 30.6 %, followed by Desktop-as-a-Service ( DaaS )
Demand for cloud-native capabilities by end-users accounts for PaaS growing to US $ 109.6 billion in spending .
“ Cloud native capabilities such as containerization , Database Platform-as-a- Service ( dbPaaS ) and AI / Machine Learning contain richer features than commoditized compute such as IaaS or Network-as-a- Service ,” said Nag . “ As a result , they are generally more expensive which is fueling spending growth .”

Cloudflare teams up with open-source community to create new API standards for future applications

Cloudflare , the security , performance , and reliability company helping to build a better Internet , has announced that it is collaborating with Deno and individual core contributors of the Node . js open-source project , bringing together three of the largest JavaScript environments , to give developers flexibility and choice while creating the standards of the future of Edge Computing .

By collaborating around a common set of standards , the effort will aim to ensure code developed in one environment will work in another . Any developer will be able to write and run code conforming to the set of standards – and easily transfer it – between Cloudflare Workers , Deno and Node . js seamlessly and without the need to rewrite an application . been launched ,” said Matthew Prince , Co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare .
“ But we know we ’ re not going to be the only one . We think that standards are important to driving the industry forward . That ’ s why we ’ re proud to be working with these other organizations in the serverless computing space to help define the standard for edge – what we believe will be the standard by which the applications of the future are developed .”
Matthew Prince , Co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare
“ Cloudflare Workers has helped to define the standard for Edge Computing . Since 2017 , more than 450,000 developers have built on Cloudflare ’ s developer platform and more than three million applications have
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