In 2020 and 2021, cloud computing exploded, and businesses focused more on delivering digital services as work went virtual due to the global pandemic. So, we can undoubtedly expect more growth in 2022. We can shift our focus from the platforms that improve specific functions towards the platforms that are centered on enterprise-wide cloud migration.
Some cloud computing trends that we can expect in 2022 are:
The Cloud will Evolve with Exciting New Use Cases:
According to Gartner's predictions, global cloud spending is expected to reach $482 next year, up from $313 this year. Cloud computing infrastructure is the backbone of nearly every digital service's delivery pipeline, from social media and streaming entertainment to connected cars and self-driving internet of things (IoT) infrastructure. Cloud technology makes all other technologies lighter, faster, and more accessible, and this fact will be a major driver in the migration of additional services to cloud platforms.
Expansion of the Hybrid Cloud Approach:
Today, the big MNC companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM are expanding their rollout of 'hybrid' cloud approach that adopts both public and private cloud approaches. Data that must be accessible quickly and frequently, such as by customers, can be stored on public AWS or Azure servers and accessed via tools, apps, and dashboards. Data that is more confidential or mission-critical can be stored on private servers with access controlled and processed using proprietary programmes.
AI in Cloud Computing
The AI in our daily lives, from Google Search to Instagram filters, lives in the cloud, and the technology that is used to route traffic from data centers to our devices is built on machine learning. The evolution of the cloud and AI are inextricably connected, and will become factual in 2022 and beyond. Cloud computing will undoubtedly play a crucial role in both delivering these services to customers and constructing the infrastructure required to do so.
More focus on serverless:
Serverless cloud is a new concept that is gaining traction in the market thanks to some of the market's largest providers, such as Amazon and Microsoft. It is also referred to as "function-as-a-service", which means a truly pay-as-you-go service where the infrastructure scales silently in response to the needs of the application. Serverless doesn't actually mean 'without server', it means it has another layer of abstraction between the user and the platform, so the user isn't required to deal with configurations and technical details. Users can experience more innovations by including serverless within cloud computing, which will play into the broader trend across the cloud and the entire tech world.
Application and Database Modernization:
Businesses have spent way too much time and effort on the application landscape that has been built over the years, so simply replacing them with modern apps is not easy from a technical standpoint. As a result, modernization will also include the development of an integration layer to enable unified digital front door solutions that provide access to all distributed apps and service interoperability via cloud providers' iPaaS offerings. It includes re-imaging applications with an API first approach and containerizing databases to support auto scaling.
Security tools and systems are available in the cloud, making them affordable and simple to use for businesses of all sizes. It can be predicted that 50% of the core enterprise security actions will be executed on major public cloud platforms by 2022. The cloud providers' investment in security and reliance on economies of scale are the main drivers behind this. From continuous assessment to the introduction of SEIM systems and the use of logic apps to automate your response, the most effective SoC allows security specialists to concentrate on threat hunting rather than mitigation.
More firms are adopting analytics with open hands, hearts, and minds now that the cloud has taken away the costly investments in data warehouse hardware. Another trend to watch in 2022 is analytics mixed with AI/ML for disruptive corporate decision making.
Opting for SaaS-ification:
While most enterprises are looking to modernize their legacy applications, a lot of them are looking towards modern SaaS applications that can replace some of the legacy applications. Not only big organizations, but also small startups are replacing most of the services with SaaS, and it has become the key point to keeping their focus on their technology by opting for fully managed data services that are offered as SaaS.
In the last two years, the cloud has emerged as one of the most successful technical innovations. It evolved into a trend that encourages creativity as well as a standard that allows for greater flexibility and cost savings. With cloud services continuing to play an important role in practically all corporate operations, there is no doubt that the cloud is the way of the future. As a result, new cloud-native trends will undoubtedly develop in this vast digital ecosystem of varied and dynamic architecture.
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