5 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch in 2018

PostedOn: 2018-03-05 11:20:32

We have seen cloud computing growing at an exceptional rate and nothing in this world can stop this. It is going to grow even higher. Saying that what cloud computing trends we should expect in the upcoming year? 

While it might be hard to predict since there are many new features and changes, most of the cloud providers have already rolled out. More to that, the businesses of today are more vocal about what are their specific needs from the providers.  

Since the businesses are more and more inclining towards this technology, let's have a look at the cloud computing trends that will be highlighted in this new year.  

IoT

Almost all the devices including cars, mobiles, and appliances are going to have an integral relationship with each other. Almost all IoT devices will be connected to the cloud to communicate with each other. And as the cloud landscape will grow further, more devices will be added to it.  

While IoT has witnessed tremendous development last year, it is going to grow bigger and better. With the enhanced cloud computing and data processing capabilities, humans will be connected to not only other humans but their environments too.  

Serverless Computing

The adoption of serverless computing is taking up the gear and it is going to grow exponentially in the coming year. The main advantage of serverless is the ease of use and pay-for-consumption model. More to that, the micro-services are evolving and functions are becoming the main building blocks in application development. Last year, we have witnessed maturity in this technology which now includes monitoring tools, security tools, serverless databases, serverless frameworks, etc. 

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

As businesses are looking for options to automate their decision-making process, they will move towards AI and ML to gain the benefits. We used to think of the cloud as an off-site physical place to store and process data. However, the new trends of AI and ML have transformed cloud from a storage engine to brain.

Cloud Security 

Security is the most primary concern of any organization operating in the cloud. It is a predominant conception that physical servers in front of my eyes are more secure than anywhere else but it's not.

This is going to be a big opportunity for cloud providers to offer solutions that can expand an organization's security capabilities beyond what they can offer to themselves. To walk one step ahead of hackers and malicious attacks, cloud providers will need to constantly innovate and invest more in cloud security.