Cloud is not going to recede in importance anytime soon.
As per the technology pundits, by 2025, most companies will close their traditional data centres and shift to the public cloud. Already many of them are utilizing the cloud as their secondary data centre — and several have transitioned entirely to the cloud.
There is a fundamental interest around cloud computing and cloud storage. As major corporations realize the needs of both frameworks to maintain their daily business operations, we’re hoping for new efficiencies, interfaces, connectivity choices and applications in 2020.
Here in this article, we introduce you to the top 5 cloud computing trends that, according to us, will find massive growth in the new year. These trends can help your business prepare for investments in specific areas, which can ultimately maximize your ROI from cloud computing. So, brace yourself –
1. Serverless Computing
Serverless computing saw a significant rise in popularity during 2019. It is indeed a substantial improvement in the cloud computing arena. However, not everyone is ready for it.
The idea is to innovate and create traditional technology by going serverless. This means to redistribute the entire infrastructure — everything apart from the application itself.
The serverless model has a generic framework, which is already quite popular — the “pay as you go” framework. These programs are flexible and scalable. Basically, they allow companies to have more control over their costs in cloud hosting.
Containers are becoming increasingly popular, helping developers to manage and move software code. One report by Cloud Foundry estimates that 53% of the organization will be either investigating or using containers for development.
These days most businesses upgrade containers to enable portability between cloud services from AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. It guarantees DevOps strategies for faster software production.
Kubernetes is one of the most popular open-source platforms for the orchestration of containers. It manages the applications that are build-out of multiple, large, and self-contained runtimes.
3. Quantum Computing
Cloud computing has a very fundamental aim — to improve the performance of computers. This has been exclusively possible because of hardware development through quantum computing.
As technology advances, there’s a soaring need to increase efficiency and computational power to meet future demand.
In comparison to current standards, Quantum computing will enable computers and servers to process information at a much quicker pace. The backbone of cloud computing is built on fast network systems. But it does get backlogged, and we hope with more advancements through quantum, cloud computing will help to increase computing power and performance.
4. Digital Natives
The workforce continues to evolve, and by 2020 it’ll get more proficient with the digital skills — especially cloud computing.
Digital natives generate diverse ideas from different mindsets. They speak and think differently and use tools like WhatsApp or Twitter instead of the usual communication medium, like email.
However, the rise of digital natives engages two different challenges —
- First, digital natives join digital workers with digital factors in their daily routine
- Secondly, that companies will have to move away from the older generation workforce
But, as it’s equally important to retain workers from the second group, practices such as reverse monitoring/guided are becoming increasingly popular. This includes training the older generation on social media tools and modern means of communication.
As a business, it’s your responsibility to narrow the gap between cloud computing and other technology advancements. Once you integrate the two workgroups, you’ll have a more capable workforce.
5. Edge Computing
The key advantage of cloud computing is distributed infrastructure. However, companies that require immediate access to data and computing power using edge computing to serve their customers efficiently. It provides an increasingly low-latency and stable infrastructure to meet customers’ demands.
Each unit in edge computing has its individual computing, storage, and networking system. All these devices control network switching, routing, load balancing, and security. The entire operation of these devices can become the primary point of information processing from different sources.
Event processing motors will explore data points, further determining how the information will be crawled. Data is sent to the data centre or the nearby data centre based on standard rules for further analysis.
If you want to know how these cloud computing trends can impact your business in 2020, get in touch with our team at Keeran Networks.