Cloud computing is in its early stages, but it’s already transforming how companies operate. The next few years will be critical for cloud computing because we’ll see the industry mature and become more established. Here are some of the trends that we see emerging.
More control over your data and applications
The cloud will succeed in giving you more control over your data and applications. In the past, it was difficult with traditional technology if you wanted to access your data from anywhere. Now that most software comes in a cloud version, you can access your data on any device as long as it has an internet connection.
You’ll also be able to access your applications from multiple devices and locations without having to install additional software or hardware on each one (which used to be required). This is especially beneficial if you want to use different devices at home versus work because they all use the same system.
We will see an emergence of new vendors
There will be a rise in the number of new vendors. These emerging cloud computing platforms will offer new technologies and services not currently offered by other major players, increasing competition in the market and driving innovation.
Smaller companies are already leveraging the benefits of cloud computing
Cloud computing has become a popular technology for companies of all sizes. Large enterprises are using cloud computing to scale their businesses, but smaller companies can also benefit from it.
Smaller businesses can leverage the benefits of cloud computing to compete with larger competitors and expand their operations. They can focus on core competencies while leveraging the infrastructure and services offered by large providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Significant rise in the number of mobile-first applications
Many businesses are moving to cloud computing to reduce costs, get more done and gain flexibility. The next trend you should watch is an increased focus on cloud-based mobile apps. With these apps, users don’t have to download software onto their devices, as with traditional apps. Instead, they access all their data from anywhere at any time via the Internet. This means less hassle for employees or customers who need access to your company’s services while out in the field. And no more waiting until everyone returns from lunch break before hitting “send” on your important email!
More hybrid IT applications—applications that use both public and private cloud resources
As you can see, cloud computing is an exciting area to participate in. The trends shaping it in the future are clear: we should expect to see hybrid IT applications that use public and private cloud resources. These applications will work better than ever; they will be more secure than ever, and they will also be more cost-effective than ever before.
Enterprises will focus on security even further
You can expect more security built into the applications, infrastructure, platform, marketplace, and storage. You’ll also see more security built into the interface between those things.
The use of containers is growing rapidly
We don’t expect this trend to slow down anytime soon. The use of containers is growing rapidly, and we don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.
Containers bring several benefits over traditional virtual machines: they’re more portable, more secure, more scalable, and less expensive than VMs. They also allow you to run multiple applications within a single host operating system—one primary reason they’re so popular among developers today.
Many cloud providers now offer commercial versions of container technology as part of their public or private cloud services offerings. Others are developing their own container technologies in-house or partnering with third-party vendors who do the same thing (e.g., Microsoft has partnered with Docker).
The cloud will drive digital transformation initiatives in every industry
Organizations leveraging its power to drive digital transformation initiatives as the cloud continues to mature. Digital transformation is a significant trend across industries and is essential for organizations hoping to remain competitive today.
The cloud offers businesses a reliable infrastructure that can support new products, services, and processes—allowing them to become more competitive in their respective markets.
Cloud-based solutions help businesses improve efficiency by allowing employees from different departments or offices worldwide to collaborate seamlessly on projects. In addition, these tools make it easier for teams within an organization to access data from anywhere at any time. This leads to faster decision-making and increased productivity among employees throughout your organization!
Today, there are many ways to use cloud computing. Clearly, this technology has come a long way from its early days as a buzzword and can now deliver real business value. It’s also clear that the cloud will evolve over time. Either by changing how we think about applications or by introducing new features that make it easier for us all to get things done.