5 Ways Cloud Computing is Going to Change in 2018
1. Cloud Revolution Phase 2 The cloud has revolutionized the IT sector by pushing companies to opt for remote storage instead of costly local infrastructure and maintenance. In the next phase of this cloud revolution, companies will not only be looking to move over to the cloud but also start making full use of its capability.
2. Upscale Application Complexity Companies initially shifted some of their simple workloads to the cloud to check viability of doing so and to make an organization efficient. However, now that the simpler projects have been established on the cloud and are up-and-running, companies will now be shifting the more complex applications to the cloud in the hope of even better workplace efficiency.
3. SAAS and The Cloud Technology A lot of companies are investing in hiring talent and forming teams for development of cloud applications. However, depending on the quality of the cloud-technology squad not every company is able to tap out the true potential of the cloud. Companies will now prefer taking Software-as-a-Service from leading IT service providers for cloud applications to maintain quality in their applications and also to reap maximum benefits from their cloud infrastructure.
4. Chopping Down the Tasks The feasibility of developing one app that does everything for a company is being put to test. For every release, the testing time increases with an increase in utilities, causing delays and even making the software outdated by the time it hits the production environment. Developers are now looking at microservices on the cloud that perfectly handles one or a few such tasks at a time. A business service can be a combination of one or more microservices. This way, updates can be released quickly because only the specific microservice has to be tested before release.
5. Too Many Cooks May Not Spoil the Broth Some cloud providers may be exceptionally good at a service whereas others may not be that good. For instance, while IDrive is specialized in backups, Google Drive is the best for collaborations. In 2018, companies will begin realizing that engaging with a single cloud provider may not be the best strategy to implement the cloud. Moreover, having different cloud services will also save your business from a complete blackout of data in case of a maintenance timeout on one of the cloud servers.
In conclusion, cloud computing is in for some major changes in 2018. Now that you have a heads-up about what to expect this year, it is time to make sure that your company at the right pace with the industry trends.