As companies adopt data-driven business models, remote and hybrid work environments, and global supply networks, cloud computing has become more popular than ever.
So what is cloud computing? Briefly, cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Instead of buying, owning, and maintaining physical on-premise centers and servers, you can access technology services, such as computing power, storage, and database, on an as-needed basis from a cloud provider.
With the high demand for cloud computing, here are the top 5 trends outlined below defining the future of cloud computing:
Large cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, and Oracle have created bundles of services that provide integrated solutions for data, cloud, and computational requirements. As cloud computing is developing, many companies are using multi-cloud environments that bridge between the different “clouds”. When cloud providers allow data and access to be shared across different platforms, it helps companies expand their business, such as sharing data with their supply chain partners.
Cloud Gaming: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
Cloud gaming will be exploded in the coming years. Platforms such as Google’s Stadia and Amazon Luna are going to define the direction of the cloud gaming trends in 2022. The arrival of Cloud Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) has made headsets more affordable and is fostering the growth of cloud gaming across various sections of society.
Large cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft, IBM are expanding their rollout of “hybrid” models that adopt a best-of-both-worlds approach. The public cloud in a hybrid solution may contain shared dashboards, tools, and applications that the entire organization may use. The private cloud component of a hybrid cloud solution provides the compliance, data privacy, and extra security necessary for mission-critical data.
Artificial Intelligence in Cloud Computing
Cloud services are making more businesses leverage AI achieve machine learning, knowledge graphs, basic content creation, and big data. The strong trend in AI will be “creative” algorithms: anything from art to synthetic data can be created to train more artificial intelligence — and language modeling — to improve the accuracy of the machine’s understanding of human language. Cloud computing will certainly play an essential role in delivering these services to users.
Innovation and Application Development Technologies
Cloud-based platforms are rapidly expanding to meet the development needs of companies as they seek to differentiate by quickly launching new products and services. Cloud computing opens up new opportunities for application development, from specially purpose-built coding environments to decentralized data storage. This has promoted the development of technologies such as containers and Kubernetes, edge computing, and cloud-native application development.
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