Future trends in cloud computing

Nowadays, businesses are not looking at cloud as a tool but they’re focusing on leveraging cloud security to accomplish different business goals. The IT experts will also agree that new cloud computing trends will arise to solve major business challenges. This will also lead to companies increasing the amount spent on cloud by at least 16% between 2016 and 2026.

The companies are using cloud infrastructure for more complex and dynamic needs of the organization.

By the end of 2021, it was reported that 83% of a business’s work was stored on cloud; the reason can be an increase in the amount of work from home or number of companies growing and opting for public cloud.

“Revenue from the public cloud sector is expected to grow to $331 billion by 2022 from $175 billion in 2018” – Gartner

The data proves that the cloud offers many benefits. We can see that many CIOs are trying to understand and see how they can use the cloud for their company’s needs and future growth.

Here are some top trends, cloud computing will see in future:

1. More need of hybrid cloud solutions:

A company has a mixture of data and one single cloud cannot work for all their needs and some of the systems work better on their on-premises infrastructure. So, there has been an increasing demand for a cloud that provides flexibility as well as reliability. This has lead to an increase in demand for hybrid or multi clouds.

“The past year has seen a significant shift from private and public cloud-only deployments to hybrid and multi cloud strategies,” Joshi, Global managing director at Equinix.

He also shared that in a Global Tech trends survey, with 2600 global IT decision makers’46% respondents choose hybrid, making it the most common choice of cloud.

Hybrid cloud offers more security, reliability, Saas capability and performance. The feature that makes it most desirable is flexibility and reduced costs.

2. Tight security:

Security is still a concern in the cloud computing world, some of the users believe that it is safer than keeping data on premises and others believe that keeping data on-premise is much safer.
The fact is that both cloud services from a vendor and data on-premises needs additional security to safeguard the data from being leaked or stolen.

The businesses have understood that instead of being dependent on native security features, they should be dependent on technology, better cloud service providers and policies for user access management. The security issues can arise from inside and outside of the company. So, a company’s focus should be on increasing security from both perspectives.

“Organizations are coming to realize they should not automatically trust anything inside or outside their perimeter” said by Amit Bareket, CEO of Perimeter81.

Cloud service providers are working on improving their security with various policies, infrastructure and measures. Now businesses have to focus on improving security for their side through authentications, policies etc.

3. Artificial intelligence:

Artificial intelligence is one of the most common trends that will arise in the future in cloud computing. More and more companies are moving towards cloud computing after the pandemic and because of that tech experts are looking into incorporating AI to process big data to improve their business functions.

Through AI, computing platforms are increasing their efficiency. AI offers organizations the ability to automate and manage their processes intelligently. This framework allows companies to easily scale and adapt to the changing needs of businesses.

IBM revealed that 65% of organizations believe that AI is important for strategy and success of business.

So, the AI trend is something to look forward to because it will enable smoother organization workflows and increase efficiency.

4. Backup and recovery of data:

There are many situations in a business where cyber attacks, system failures and data outrages are inevitable. Most businesses lose their data when this situation arises. To make sure that these situations do not lead to a business losing its important information or processes, backup and recovery of data is on a trend in cloud computing.

“15% of cloud budget is dedicated to backup and recovery, which is the highest budget allocation” –Spiceworks.

A cloud based backup and recovery solution is like a recovery strategy. The system backs up the data as soon as it is uploaded on it and when there are any crashes the system will automatically recover them.

Cloud computing basically brings two functions, backup and recovery together in order to solve one of the biggest and critical problems of storing data.

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