Cloud computing trends were still a very new concept in everyone’s vocabulary in 2015, and very few attempted to see beyond and invest more in this technology. Compared to 2015, when the general cloud budget was around 2.8$ billion, 2020 has viewed a massive surge in the cloud budget, which is more than 330$ billion. Nothing is more exciting than being part of the change and seeing the growth of technology. Let’s see a few Cloud computing trends that 2021 will bring with itself:
Multi-Cloud and Breakdown of barriers between Cloud Providers
Cloud computing architecture is the backbone of the technological environments that are data-driven and app-based. Many cloud service providers have marketed their platforms across all cloud services as a one-stop-shop.
In 2021 when more companies will have to merge their entire architectures, various industry experts could propose multi-cloud or hybrid cloud solutions.
Multi-cloud ensures that organizations can integrate different supplier networks, thus enabling the exchange and exchanging data with supply chain stakeholders independent of their implementations or data requirements. There is, however, one problem: vendors lose the opportunity to expand cloud storage and deliver new services. In this case, cloud investment is expected to hit $500 billion by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 22.3%.
AI in Cloud Computing
AI reached unexpected heights and led to the technical revolutionization of market processes. Pairing AI’s and cloud computing security can help companies become more competitive, strategically oriented, and insight-driven and lead to cost savings and cloud agility. Also, the value of many sectors could be greatly influenced by AI. According to McKinsey, AI’s added value in the application of cloud computing could hit 15.4 billion dollars.
AI streamlines workloads and automates routine processes in the case of IT infrastructure. AI will be seen as technology advances to build better, relatively autonomous systems. It can also adequately assist data administration and, on a much deeper basis, track, analyze, and categorize it. As previously mentioned, AI can also allow companies to minimize costs. The latest IDC survey estimates that overall company spending on AI will increase to $52,2 billion by 2021.
Security in the era of Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud
Since businesses employ a multi-cloud approach to boost IT activities, the security implications must be considered. A recent survey carried out by A10 networks and business process improvement network (BPI) found that a multi-cloud system’s full benefit is essential if good protection between clouds, networks, apps, and data is realized.
The same study reports that unified protection and efficiency visibility and analytics, and digital tools for speed response times and cost savings are the highest potentials for multi-cloud securities improvement. However, it is much simpler than done to protect a multi-cloud environment.
To retain control of the users, administrations, and systems that activate different sources across multiple cloud platforms, organizations should consider the importance of centralized authentication. Second, high-value protections, including robust firewalls and DDoS protection, must be placed in place by organizations.
One crucial approach in protecting the Multi-Cloud or Hybrid environment is coordinating security policies and configurations across services, using separate security policies for different systems, and tracking and centralizing various risks. Besides that, the organization’s daily safety awareness training allows workers to know better when and what to do to remain safer in the online world. Furthermore, businesses need to realize that much of their protection efforts are in vain because workers prefer, in access to a stable IT system, to forget basic laws.
Data containers and Kubernetes
Data containers became the staple in the development of cloud adoption for years. Currently, the growth in the usage of boxes in a private cloud has also greatly improved. Accordingly, by 2021, 95% of new microservices will be installed in the containers, similar to a recent IDC survey. According to Gartner, more than two unified applications are to be seen, furthermore, by 2023. It will only happen if organizations increase the quality of operation, save resources, and accelerate their growth.
We see that consumers are far more unreliant with their abilities and use their cloud technology inefficiently compared with how they use their legacy infrastructure. Cloud waste is simply a problem that inhibits cloud adoption. There are also great operating inefficiencies and consumers should not see the cost curves sluggish, but they stick at a pace of 1:1.
In addition to cloud waste, device platforms and business providers want to play a role in the rapidly expanding cloud computing security, and they realize that cloud management and operations is a new operating paradigm which Swanson says calls for new platforms and software.
Reshuffling Of The Big Three Cloud Providers
In 2021 Chinese Alibaba Cloud replaced Google Cloud with the number three sales position on the global public cloud computing architecture. It’ll take over the top three public cloud providers. According to Forrester, behind No.1 Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
The business announced this month that Alibaba application of cloud computing revenues rose 59 percent year-by-year in the quarter ended September 30, led by an increase in the digitization of industries and companies of all sizes in China. The key factors of growth were sales from Internet, financial and retail clients.
Revenue from Google Cloud – like Google Cloud (GCP) revenues, software for productivity in the Google Workspace (previously G Suite), and other business cloud resources – soared to $3.44 trillion, compared with $2.38 trillion last year.
“Google (Cloud) is a business-free cloud that pays off the work it’s been putting into ERP (business resource planning) in 2021,” says Hyoun Park, Chief Analyst at Berkeley, Calif, CEO and Technology Adviser Amalgam Insights.
Amalgam anticipates Google Cloud will expand healthily by more than 40% next year.
The digital transition will continue in 2021, a move that various businesses plan to pursue. With 5G being developed, the multi-cloud IT architecture and the expanded use of AI and ML are becoming a part of the next transition through the day to day business.
There’s a lot to be done in 2021, so we’re looking forward to your opinions on it.