6 Revolutionary Trends in Cloud Computing

Contributed content / By Ashley Marsh / 5 November 2019

IT companies have been focusing on cloud computing the last decade. In 2020, expect a new excitement within the cloud computing sphere through new trends within the industry.

By the end of 2019, a majority of IT enterprise workload will run off-premises, according to 451 research analysis.  More than one-third of all workloads with operate in a public cloud environment.

We save data we process to the cloud; however, its use is continuously growing. It’s beyond a simple platform. The access of cloud computing is widespread. The arrival of this shared system has changed not only personal cloud storage but also for organizations. 

In research conducted by IDC, it is revealed that by 2020, 60% of the IT spending will be cloud-based of all IT infrastructure and 60-70% of all software, services and technology.

Thus, it’s important for the CIO and CTOs to view cloud computing as an essential element of their organizations’ competitiveness. It will help them to explore which of their offerings, services, and operations would be better served by moving them to the cloud.

Because of the hype around quantum computing, blockchain, AI, and machine learning, cloud computing is changing businesses in diverse ways. To make money, smart businesses are looking forward with the most innovative ways to progress and achieve their business objectives.

Cloud computing is benefitting businesses in every sector and to conduct their business activities. 

To help enterprise build and run their services Microsoft, Amazon, Alibaba, Google, IBM and Oracle plan to capture this spend by providing a speedy arrangements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings.

6 Advancements in Cloud Computing

  1. Hybrid Solutions
  2. Edge Computing
  3. DevSecOps
  4. Backup & Disaster Recovery
  5. Service Mesh
  6. IoT Platform

1. Hybrid Solutions: Promoting Storage Flexibility

As the name suggests, hybrid or multi-cloud computing is using the combination of the private cloud as well as third-party public cloud services. In the image below, the process of merging private and public clouds is detailed.

hybrid solutions promoting storage flexibilitydatamation

Users can decide what needs to be placed where and what the hybrid cloud should hold. It gives users more flexibility with their computing needs by allowing the workloads to move between private and public clouds. 

The market size of hybrid computing is expected to grow $97.64 billion by 2023. Amazon and Microsoft are investing heavily in hybrid cloud computing.

2. Edge Computing: Processing Data at the Source

Edge Computing is a method of cloud computing network system that performs data processing at the edge of the network, near the source of the data. It brings the computation and storage of data closer to home.

This creates a more centralized process for businesses. Stated by Gartner, 5.6 billion IoT devices owned by governments and enterprises will make use of cloud computing for data collection and processing in 2020.

3. DevSecOps: Enhancing Cloud Security

Besides the advantages cloud computing offers there are many security risks involved such as virtualization vulnerabilities, illegal invasion, abuse of cloud services and many others. The graphic below details the process of DevSecOps, from creation to response.

devsecops: enhancing clous securityBankInfoSecurity

Throughout different stages of the process, everything is monitored and analyzed. DevSecOps comes to secure companies’ data in cloud computing. This cloud computing service works on automating core security tasks by implanting security controls and processes into its workflow. 

4. Backup & Disaster Recovery: Preventing Damage

To make sure that you do not face any issues of cyber-attacks, system failures or loss of important data files, Backup and Disaster Recovery has become a trending cloud. 

According to the Spiceworks reports, 15% of the cloud budget is allotted to this cloud computing. In case the original files are lost or damaged, as a security measure this system automatically stores and preserves copies of electronic records within an external cloud server.

5. Service Mesh: Supplementing Communication

To have a safe and fast communication environment, Service Mesh uses dedicated layer for service-to-service communication. It makes this cloud platform highly dynamic and secure. It comes with different functions, as seen in the image below. 

service mesh: supplementing communicationNginx

Under the Service Mesh control plane, users can see the data traffic within each sidecar proxy. A Service Mesh can fill diverse requirements that come from service identity to access various policies within the cloud platform. 

6. IoT Platform: Staying Connected

IoT platforms is one of the most popular cloud computing trends in a hyper-connected world. This platform works with the standard devices to allow cloud-based applications and services on it.

To deliver smart predictions IoT supports different industry-grade protocols through monitoring organization processes. A study by Gartner suggests that by 2021, the number of connected things in use will be going up to 25 billion from 14.2 billion as of 2019.

Predicting the Future of Cloud Computing

With an increase in size and complexity of individual programs, cloud technologies will require software development with new system thinking. Thus, in near future, applications can be stored not just in cloud, but on different modules located on servers of various cloud services.

Today, businesses automate using ERP, CRM, PSA and HR systems are growing every year. Therefore, the software we will use in the future will pass through numerous filters before opening to interact with the users’ computer.

Companies can interact with each other and will lead to changes in the production cycle, thereby making manufacturers to produce better products at a lower price. Physical access to the data center will also be severely restricted due to constantly increasing security requirements. Thus, leading companies are working on the compatibility of web applications and Drupal web services.

As cloud computing continues to grow, who knows what the future will hold (and store).

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