In the last few decades, varied technologies have emerged and conquered the market. Talking of present times, technology has become ubiquitous as well as the basic requirement for most people across the globe. Among the innumerable technologies, cloud computing is one of the most prominent technologies, which is gaining popularity with each passing day. Indeed, cloud computing services are among the most preferred technology services that companies choose nowadays to enable operations cheaper and faster.
As quoted by Scott McNealy, former CEO, of Sun Microsystems “We believe we’re moving out of the Ice Age, the Iron Age, the Industrial Age, the Information Age, to the participation age. You get on the Net, and you do stuff. You IM (instant message), you blog, you take pictures, you publish, you podcast, you transact, you distance learn, you telemedicine. You are participating on the Internet, not just viewing stuff. We build the infrastructure in the data center that facilitates the participation age. We build that big friggin’ Webtone switch. It has security, directory, identity, privacy, storage, compute, and web services stack.” It is quite clear from the statement that cloud computing is one of the vital technologies that is being utilized by organizations to facilitate their overall operations while saving a considerable amount of time.
According to reports, in 2021 the value of the global cloud applications market was 133.6 billion U.S. dollars. This is expected to reach 168.6 billion U.S. dollars in the coming 3 years. Thus, with widespread growth and implementation of cloud in major companies in coming years, we can expect better and more robust delivery models in the cloud landscape.
Let’s see what the top cloud computing trends are.
Top Cloud Computing Trends
1. AI in Cloud Computing
In our everyday lives, we are using AI apps and products like Siri, Alexa, and Google Home that allow us to get various tasks done easily with voice commands. Although many of us use them on daily basis, only a few know that these services are possible through the amalgamation of two technologies that is AI (Artificial intelligence) and the Cloud. Moreover, now AI is used in cloud computing to manage data, find insights in data, and accordingly enhance workflow.
2. Serverless Cloud
Serverless cloud is a new concept that is gaining popularity nowadays. A lot of cloud computing companies in India as well as abroad have started offering technologies for running the code, data management, and integration of applications on an as-used basis. However, servers will still be used, but the customer will have to pay only for the usage.
3. Hybrid and Multi-Cloud
As businesses are migrating to the cloud for storage. There were two conventional models which were private and public models. But now the hybrid model which is the mixture of both the models has emerged and is in demand. It offers the best of both models. In this, most critical data is kept in the on-premises data center, while frequently accessed data is kept in the public cloud. Indeed, the newest model that is multi-cloud is becoming more popular than the hybrid cloud these days. It is a mixture of private, public, and hybrid cloud models. The workload can be distributed across multiple cloud models.
4. SASE & CDR
SASE which stands for Secure Access Service Edge is a cybersecurity concept that creates a secure connection between users (organizational entities) and applications. It can help companies stay safe from cyber-attacks.
On the other hand, CDR stands for Cloud Disaster recovery allows backup of affected data and restores normal operations after a disaster.
5. IoT Cloud Platforms
IoT is emerging rapidly and is expected to cross the mark of 80 million devices by 2025. And when IoT is combined with the cloud, it is likely to bring revolution in the world of technology. It offers better connectivity, scalability, and ease of integration with security. Moreover, it enables better management of IoT devices.
The above-mentioned cloud trends seem to be promising. As cloud computing has tremendous potential and has been growing ever since its invention. It will be indeed interesting to see how these trends will grow and how Top cloud computing companies in India would bring revolution to the market.