The coronavirus pandemic has not only fundamentally shifted the way we interact, but also highlighted the power of human connection. School classes, work meetings and even social gatherings quickly found their footing online in the last couple of months, as the world’s population seamlessly adapted from the physical to the virtual world.
Many of these important personal connections were made possible by the cloud, especially for home workers. Within days of stay at home orders being issued around the world, organisations were up and running on cloud-based applications that rapidly enabled collaboration, communication, and productivity for millions of remote workers. And, behind these tools, public cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud rose to the herculean task of scaling by magnitudes to drive continuity and reliability.