The cloud is more popular than ever, with organizations of every size and across every industry relying on its power. Studies reveal that the global cloud computing market will grow 17% in 2020, to a total of over $265 billion. “At this point, cloud adoption is mainstream,” says Sid Nag, research vice president at Gartner. “Adoption of next-generation solutions are almost always ‘cloud-enhanced’ solutions, meaning they build on the strengths of a cloud platform to deliver digital business capabilities.” With that in mind, what are the cloud computing trends to keep an eye on this year?
5 Cloud Computing Trends You Need to Know in 2020
1. Artificial Intelligence is Getting Smarter
AI gives human intellects to machines, helping them to reason, learn from the past, discover meaning, or generalize. Now, AI is revolutionizing cloud computing solutions by eliminating a lot of IT management chores. Forget hardware setup, software patching, racking and stacking – AI for IT has got you covered, providing around the clock security and safety for all of your servers.
2. Digital Natives Are Making an Impact
Digital natives – people born or brought up during the age of digital technology (you probably call them millennials) – are changing the way in which we communicate, work, and grow as cloud users and adopters. One small example of this may be how they prefer to use a messaging app instead of making a phone call or sending an email.
In 2020, then, one of the biggest challenges may be getting older members of the workforce on the same page as digital natives. Rather than push back against new trends, companies need to use these new and younger team members to expand their use of social media and other modern communication tools. When they do this, the technological advances will help integrate every worker into one stronger workforce, creating an environment that’s open to innovation that benefits the business.
3. The Multi-Cloud is Taking Shape
The multi-cloud, which involves using multiple cloud computing and storage services in a single network architecture, is set to change the way organizations do business. In 2020, IT experts across all companies will likely consider adopting a multi-cloud strategy to reduce vendor lock-in or mitigate service disruption risks.
4. Containers Keep Growing
Because they’re easy to manage and great for moving code, containers have become a very popular choice amongst developers. Cloud containers, an alternative to virtual machines, enable an application to run on its own operating environment without being dependent on Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others.
There are many benefits to using containers. However, there are also a few potential drawbacks, including mismanagement, misuse, and security. You can learn more about containers in our blog, What Are Cloud Containers and How Do They Work?
5. Mobile Cloud Computing is Taking Off
Today, most of us rely on our phones for just about everything. So, it’s no surprise that mobile cloud computing is taking off. In 2020, expect quality mobile applications to work harder across a number of mobile devices with a strong focus on user experience. Mobile cloud computing offers speed and flexibility, enabling you to create or revise apps with ease, and allows users to quickly and securely collect and integrate data from various sources.
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