Global Pandemic
COVID-19 Cloud Impacts & Predictions


Hosted by IDCA Chairman


Everyone talks about cloud. Everyone works in the cloud. Be it public, private or hybrid cloud, cloud is the future. But what are the key ingredients of managing a robust and secure cloud environment? And how has the cloud industry been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic? What does the future hold for the cloud?

Topics Covered

  • Have commercial cloud providers proved their worth during the pandemic?
  • What about the companies that required an immediate surge in their loads and capacities?
  • Did the commercial cloud deliver the promised quality of service “on-demand”?
  • How about the companies who had purchased certain cloud capacities but decline in their business forced them to not require those capacities?
  • What has been the performance of hybrid cloud or private cloud platforms as compared to the public cloud?
  • Is there a skill shortage in the cloud industry? What are some cloud security myths or valid concerns?
  • Is cloud migration a big challenge?
  • How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect cloud providers in the years to come?


  • Mehdi Paryavi
  • Kevin D Johnson
    IntelHead of Cloud Infra.
  • Mark Thiele
    IDCACommittee Chair
  • Jo Peterson
    Clarify360VP Cloud & Security
  • Jonathan Feldman
    City of AshevilleCIO