In response to the coronavirus and the need to enable employees to work from home, companies are beyond eager for cloud computing capabilities, keeping providers awake into the early hours of the morning.
In Italy, IT business owner Simone Merlini found himself finishing a client call at 1:00 am, then rushing into action on the new directives. He intended to immediately transform infrastructure for a company of 400.
“It’s a complicated and sad time, but from a business point of view, it’s quite incredible for us,” says Merlini.
As a partner with Amazon, the cloud giant dispatched five potential clients to him within recent days, and another small handful reached out directly to his enterprise.
On Italy’s island of Sardinia, Federico Caboni, managing director of another IT firm that partners with Amazon, reported that he too pulled off an overnight transformation of infrastructure for hundreds of employees.
The demand for cloud services has stretched suppliers, who’ve seen a 5-20% surge in requests for some server parts. The trouble is that, with cutbacks in trade due to the global pandemic, shipping is taking longer than usual.
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