The Future of Cloud

Published on 2020-01-10

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Walvis Cloud Week talks about all things cloud and what options there are available to consumers, but where is cloud going next? What are we likely to see for the cloud in the coming years and what new technologies should we be getting on board with?

Cloud is definitely not slowing down. In 2020, we are likely to see the public cloud market to grow to $299.4 billion. Alongside that, there are a few trends to watch over the next year for cloud computing.

Hybrid is the future

As the cloud has moved from being a developers’ tool to a key part of an organization’s strategy, larger businesses are starting their journey to the cloud. Businesses adapting to the cloud require a flexible IT infrastructure that can scale on demand. A hybrid cloud solution offers both. With a hybrid cloud, enterprises can diversify IT portfolios to match existing, on-premises systems with agile, cloud-based deployments for all new projects. 

Internet of Things (IoT) = cloud-based services

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), by 2018, there will be 22 billion IoT devices installed, driving the development of over 200,000 new apps and services. ‘Things’ can be from vehicles to security systems to refrigerators, A new level of connectivity which will eventually all communicate via the cloud.

The cloud-based IoTs will look to help efficiently manage multiple assets with expandable scalability, accelerate IoT projects and capture valuable insights for existing business systems. With this new technology platform, there is a wealth of possibilities as to what can be done with the cloud.

Increase in the use of serverless technology 

Developers may be about to make use of serverless tech more often in collaboration with cloud usage. Serverless technology is the fastest-growing cloud service model right now, with an annual growth rate of 75%.

Stefan Bergstein, Chief Software Architect at Micro Focus, said "We will see further adoption of serverless, especially in public clouds. The large cloud providers are going to invest into maturity, programming languages coverage and improved IDE integrations. These aspects will drive adoption."

With the likely increase in use, it’s predicted that serverless tech will also gain better testing options, improved security, and expand into hybrid models (a previously mentioned trend).

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