These shifts are happening at a tectonic level. They’re huge and invisible to your average user. Invisible until a new mountain range pops up that is.
Data centers are being supplanted by cloud infrastructure. On-premise applications will be surpassed by software as a service (SaaS). And, thanks to the rise of mobile, PCs will become increasingly marginalized. These three shifts are dramatic, real, and they’re enlivening a sector of computing that a decade ago everyone thought was dead.
“In my 25 years in this business, I’ve never seen three simultaneous shifts of this magnitude,” says Levine,
Full disclosure, Microsoft, whose mentioned extensively in the article is a client.