In 2020 and 2021, cloud computing exploded as work went virtual and businesses adapted to the global pandemic by focusing on delivering digital services.
Companies looking for smarter ways to work and to complete projects more quickly are increasingly turning to cloud computing. With its on-demand processing capacity, highly scalable platforms, and flexible approach to IT expenditures, the cloud has grown from cutting-edge technology to an essential resource.
In 2022, we will undoubtedly see a continuation of rapid adoption and growth.
The top cloud computing trends in 2022
- Hybrid models
- Analytics & AI
- Serverless models
A hybrid cloud is a combination of both public and private cloud deployment models. Organizations use the hybrid model to blend their infrastructure on demand.
A hybrid cloud combines the advantages of both cloud solutions. Data that is critical to the client can be privately stored on-premises, while data that is frequently accessed and heavy can be transferred to a public cloud provider like AWS and Azure. This, in turn, allows organizations to operate in a multi-cloud environment.
Analytics & AI:
Cloud computing has enabled the collection of large quantities of data in real-time. This data can be analyzed at any time and from any location using technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. It was not possible to collect and analyze such a large volume of data with traditional technologies. Even if it was possible, the task was intensive in terms of resource and cost and it took a long time to execute.
In 2022, we can expect some exciting possibilities due to the power of AI and the advantages of the cloud.
In the cloud industry, methods and techniques like shift-left security, DevSecOps, AppSec, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), disaster recovery, etc., are becoming popular. With businesses moving away from traditional environments to the cloud, application security is shifting as well. The security methodologies that were efficient in the past are overhauled to meet the new environment and advanced methods are formulated to fight its unique challenges. We can expect rapid developments in this field in the coming years because the tech industry as a whole is moving toward the cloud.
Traditionally, an environment needed to be set up before code could be deployed and executed. This brought about issues such as latency, resource allocation, downtime, and cost control. By introducing a serverless model, cloud providers are trying to solve such problems.
In a serverless model, cloud service providers allocate machine resources on-demand, taking care of the servers on behalf of their customers. Here “serverless” does not mean that the application runs without a server. Rather the servers are fully managed by the service provider and the developer or businesses don’t have to worry about configuration, monitoring, and maintenance of the servers. Since computing is done in short bursts without holding resources in volatile memory, resources are not used all the time. As a result, businesses can save up the cost. Such models also provide scalability and elasticity.
Generally, modernization refers to scalability, compatibility, and automation in the tech industry. Scalability allows businesses to reach a wider audience, while compatibility allows them to develop complex and trendsetting solutions. However, this won’t be sustainable without resource and cost management. Also, there are other challenges such as optimum efficiency and quality assurance. Enabling scalability and compatibility may negatively impact these four factors. Automation allows us to keep them in check.
But scalability, compatibility, and automation are also challenges. Here is where the cloud comes into play. Due to its distributed nature and interoperability, the cloud can integrate different modules and create a complex solution with a unified front.
During the last two years, the cloud has emerged as one of the biggest technological winners. It has become both a trend that facilitates innovation and a standard that allows flexibility and cost savings.
Cloud computing is extremely cost-effective and companies can use it for their growth. The future of cloud computing is bright and will provide benefits to both the host and the customer.