5 Cloud Computing Trends in 2022

The Future of Cloud Computing 

Over the coming years, IT experts believe cloud computing will be considered in every technology decision for businesses looking for continuity, cost efficiency, and increased scalability. Cloud computing delivers various resources and tools through the internet including data storage, servers, database, networking, and software, allowing organizations to achieve diverse business objectives.

Moving into Holistic Strategies with Cloud Computing

In 2022, the rapid adoption and growth of cloud computing will continue. According to Gartner’s forecasts, global spending on cloud services is expected to exceed $482 billion in 2022, up from $313 billion in 2020. Organizations will witness a shift from deploying tools to improving specific functions and focusing on an enterprise-wide cloud migration.

Below are the top 5 cloud computing trends we expect to continue in 2022.

  1. Hybrid Cloud

According to Gartner, by 2022, 75% of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform. A hybrid cloud computing environment uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud, and third-party, public cloud services, similar to Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.

Since businesses started migrating to cloud solutions, many found themselves in a “multi-cloud” environment with several different suppliers. Today, cloud providers are expanding their rollout of a hybrid model to give businesses the best of both worlds. A hybrid approach reduces the complexity by streamlining the user experience and keeping the backend stack invisible when not needed. Cloud migrations benefit organizations by providing agility and flexibility. 

  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)

Cloud computing plays a vital role in delivering AI and ML services because these capabilities demand massive processing power and data bandwidth. However, cloud infrastructure relies on AI too. Power usage, cooling systems, and hardware networks are all managed and monitored by AI algorithms within fragile and expensive environments. Improvements to AI and cloud computing could increase efficiency and reduce environmental footprint. In addition, cloud services can enable users with limited budgets and lower skill sets to access advanced ML functions and toolsets.

  1. Serverless Design

Serverless cloud also referred to as “functions-as-a-service” is a relatively new concept gaining traction where organizations are not tied to leasing servers or paying for fixed amounts of storage. A serverless design eliminates all hindrances that standard IT foundations bring by offering easy operational management, no system administrations, and reduced liability, among others.

  1. Internet of Things (IoT)

In simple terms, IoT refers to the growth of “smart” devices that can be assigned an IP address. For example, LED lightbulbs integrated with a wifi network and mobile device that self-adjust brightness and hue based on external data such as the weather and time of day. IoT devices are on the rise, with no signs of slowing down. These devices engage with cloud services, offloading data and processing power to remote servers with superior computing power.

  1. Cloud Security

The global cloud security market is expected to grow 14.2% over the next 5 years. With the rise in cloud services adoption, cloud security is becoming a budget consideration. By investing in workflow security with consistent security checkpoints companies can stop misconfigurations and policy violations before they deploy. In addition, data governance and compliance will become critical areas of concern for CIOs and CISOs.

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