Cloud computing is no longer a self-centered tool; it has evolved from its initial teenage-like stage and become a global turbocharged source facilitating everything – from servers and big data deployments to prescriptive analytics – and with that, the tech game has entirely changed! As the cloud computing market is expanding swiftly, almost all companies, regardless of the size, now rely on its services to reduce operational costs, increase agility, and accomplish their other business goals. One of those purposes is to manage disruptive technologies and apps within their existing environment. Forrester’s report revealed that the renowned, largest public cloud providers, such as Google, AWS, IBM, and Oracle, will grow even stronger in the year 2019.
One trend shows that cloud services are emerging from personal cloud storage to a reliable and secure data storage network along with several value-added services. Well, the list is too long, and we’ll shed light on the top trends for you in this blog post, so let’s get started!
#1 Combining 5G
Since the adoption of cloud computing architectures has become a standard business practice amongst organizations, the total volume of data residing within the environment is bound to increase significantly. On a side note, the 5G technology will be the prime contributory factor in transforming the world of networking and cloud. Integrating cloud computing services with advanced 5G cellular technology will allow businesses to leverage more functions, coverage, and capacity to support a variety of systems such as the IoT, augmented reality, connected wearable, etc.
5G cellular technology features a robust infrastructure, advanced antennas & software-based technology like Massive-MIMO that boosts the range and connectivity of wireless carrier networks. These advancements provide end users with more consistent and faster mobile service connections, especially inside buildings. In this fashion, they can upload large videos seamlessly, streamline movies more quickly, and connect more device to the internet, thereby changing the cloud computing experience exclusively for mobile devices.
In reality, however, the implementation of 5G is easier said than done because it’d be quite expensive for a network to transform into a 5G schema. Not to mention, there are various negative aspects related to financial, political, health as well as environmental issues.
#2 Quantum computing
Quantum computing has become the most celebrated case in the IT, networking industry and also has been grabbing the headlines for the last several years. The term “Quantum” itself is fascinating enough, and when combined with computational technology, it surely will push computing power to new levels in 2019 and beyond. Quantum computing will bring new modernizations and disrupt every industry, from AI and online security to road traffic. It’ll lead us to an entirely new world of physics and material science. And, by its very nature, soon, we’ll able to perform various complex operations, such as optimizing complex systems and building better financial models, that are yet beyond the competences of standard computers.
The subject is still in its mid-stage of development, but its market value is forecast to exceed over $1.9 billion by 2023 and $8 billion by the year 2027, according to the Forbes. The time is not far off when companies will offer quantum computing as an advanced, reliable cloud service that allows end users to have human-like conversations with AI, utilize quantum encryption methods to improve online security, and reduce traffic congestion efficiently.
#3 Hybrid cloud solutions
Hybrid cloud will continue conquering the business world throughout 2019. For most businesses, one of the most challenging tasks is to migrate their entire infrastructure to the cloud. Between using the ‘Public Cloud’ to provide an auto-scaling environment for large apps and leveraging the ‘Private Cloud’ to support legacy apps demanding strict security, latency, adaptability, the ‘Hybrid Cloud’ acts as a mid-way point allowing enterprises to reap the advantages of both clouds at the same time. In a hybrid cloud, you can compute data and apps back and forth between private and public clouds without much hassle. According to experts, more and more companies will adapt hybrid-cloud approach so they can facilitate the data transition at their own pace.
For instance, enterprises can use the public cloud for large-volume, lower-security needs like a web-based email service and the private cloud to operate high-performance and business-critical projects such as analytics reports.
#4 Enhanced Multi-cloud
With the introduction of new and inventive cloud ecosystems and services such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, the trend of multi-cloud strategy adoption has amplified. According to the IDC, by 2020, about 90 percent of businesses will use multi-cloud environments and services to streamline as well as optimize the administration of all cloud activities. Some of the benefits multi-cloud offers:
a) Protection from system failures and other disaster situations
b) Improved availability and performance
c) Higher resiliency and flexibility
d) Reduced maintenance and application support costs
e) Minimized vendor lock-ins
f) Enhanced security and unlimited scalability