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There is no denying to the fact that cloud computing has altered the way both small and big enterprises operate. By 2020, the number of businesses that will be venturing into the cloud landscape is expected to inflate by 30%.
With the global adoption of cloud technology, we can certainly look forward to a greater and better stream of cloud resources, starting this year already. Here are five cloud trends to keep an eye on:
1. Cloud security will be a priority
Though a staggering number of businesses have already moved or are shifting their operations to cloud, a few enterprises are still hesitant in taking that giant leap. Security is still a top concern for them. Since an increasing number of enterprises in healthcare and manufacturing industries are shifting to cloud, data security has to be of cutting-edge and state-of-the-art. Several IT professionals presume that cloud technology can provide powerful security in the near future.
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2. Migration will gain pace
The most important question that still lingers amidst various businesses is when to shift their operations to cloud ecosystem, as cloud vendors continuously update their services. Not only the small enterprises, but also the bigger players are shifting their critical business operations to cloud. Thus, cloud migration is expected to see a significant rise in the coming years.
3. Hybrid cloud to grow by leaps and bounds
Although small and medium sized enterprises can choose to shift their process to cloud, it may not be a cakewalk for others to jump into the bandwagon. This is because larger enterprises often splurge excessively over on-premise IT infra, they will only shift a part of their key processes to cloud.
This will drive the onset of hybrid clouds. Yes, hybrid clouds would facilitate businesses to enjoy the scalability minus the risk of exposing their critical data to third parties. This is also a potential reason cloud vendors and providers ought to focus on hybrid cloud challenges in order to meet the exploding demand of hybrid cloud systems.
4. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to gain traction
Yes, AI and machine learning are the next big wave when we talk about enterprise cloud technology. In fact, a few big players of the cloud computing industry have already rolled-out AI and machine learning powered cloud applications.
Though AI is still in its early babyhood, it is expected to shape up the future breed of cloud based enterprise solutions. For instance, marketing leaders can expect to see inboxes that would organise and schedule on their own. Thanks to AI and machine learning technology that would deliver intelligent suggestions and recommendations based on insightful analytics.
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5. The era of containers
Containers aid in running a software reliably and efficiently when moved or shifted from one computing platform to another.
Cloud computing landscape has been experiencing a steep surge in the use and demand of containers, as they make operations efficient and portable. Low costs and flexibility are the driving factors behind this uprising tech trend. Containers in the near future will be useful to deploy solutions for solving everyday enterprise issues. Businesses would also use containers to offer scalable, efficient and secure services.
Just a few years back, many organisations moved to cloud in an attempt to gain a competitive edge. Nevertheless, today it has become a necessity. The cost-friendly, scalable and flexible nature of cloud technology is attracting a lot of takers from a range of industry verticals including automobile, aviation, retail, etc. With the exponential influx of enterprises into the cloud computing landscape, adoption rates is sure to surge stupendously in 2017 and beyond.
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