Outlook: Cloud Computing Trends

Cloud computing has become an indispensable part of the corporate landscape. We give you an overview of the current trends in this area.

Cloud computing has become an indispensable tool for businesses. It provides on-demand access to computer system resources and services over the Internet – including servers, storage, databases and software. Through the cloud, businesses can achieve faster innovation, flexible resources and cost savings. In this article, we want to give you an overview of the current1 trends.

Trend #1: Edge Computing

Edge computing involves storing and processing data at the edge of the network and analyzing it geographically closer to its source. The increased use of 5G enables faster data processing and lower latency. The benefits of edge computing include improved data protection, faster data transfers, increased security and increased efficiency. Edge computing is expected to play a central role in any cloud strategy.

Trend #2: AI and ML

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are closely linked to cloud computing. The two technologies offer cost-effective solutions for managing big data and have the potential to increase productivity for technology companies. They require large computing power and storage to collect data and train algorithms. Trends in this area include increased automation and self-learning capabilities, improved data security and privacy, and personalized cloud experiences.

Trend #3: Disaster Recovery

Cloud computing is an effective disaster recovery solution that enables organizations to quickly restore critical systems. It refers to the process of recovering from events such as power outages, data loss or hardware failures using cloud-based resources.

Trend #4: Multi and Hybrid Cloud Solution

Many companies choose to combine on-premise systems, dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds and legacy platforms. Through this strategy, they offer a mix of public and private clouds specifically tailored to the needs of a company whose data is a key business driver – for example, insurance companies or banks. The use of multi- and hybrid cloud solutions is expected to grow strongly in the coming years.

Trend #5: Cloud Security and Resilience

Migration to the cloud still brings with it some security risks. Investing in cybersecurity as well as developing your own resilience is becoming increasingly important. A big cloud trend is therefore the use of managed security-as-a-service providers, AI and predictive technology to avoid risk.

Trend #6: Cloud Gaming

Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia, and Amazon offer video gaming services, but they require high bandwidth and are only possible with high-speed Internet access. With the introduction of 5G, cloud gaming is becoming an important line of business.

Trend #7: Container Orchestration

Container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes and Docker are increasingly being used. Such technologies enable scalable and efficient application deployment. The extensible open-source Kubernetes platform, which runs applications from a single source while centralizing the management of services and workloads, is expected to evolve. Thus, Kubernetes could play a significant role in cloud computing.

Trend #8: Serverless Computing

In serverless computing, computing resources are provided as a service instead of being installed on physical servers. The technology has emerged in the course of the sharing economy. Companies only pay for the resources they use and do not have to worry about server maintenance. Corresponding solutions are becoming increasingly popular due to their user-friendliness and flexibility.

Trend #9: Blockchain

The blockchain is a linked list of blocks, which contains data records and constantly grows by adding users. Cryptography is used to store data in blocks. The blockchain offers high security, transparency and decentralization. Combined with the cloud, it enables the processing of large amounts of data and secure document control at low cost. This combination has great potential for various industrial applications.

Trend #10: IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables the connection of computers, servers and networks and serves as a mediator for effective communication. It plays an important role in collecting data from remote devices, triggering alerts, and supporting security protocols to ensure a secure cloud environment.

Outlook Source: Analytics Insight