6 Cloud Computing Trends for 2018

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Cloud Computing Industry in 2017 has seen some significant traction with organisations from across industries adopting this technology for deploying their applications without any hardware investments or long term commitments. Experts predict cloud to become business critical in the upcoming years making it a mainstream enterprise core technology. With the pace at which the cloud service providers (IAAS/PAAS and SAAS) market is growing it has become crucial for Business Owners and Decision Makers to keep themselves updated with the trends and adapt it to their business plans. To make it simpler for you we have listed 6 emerging trends in Cloud Computing to look out for in 2018 that will help you understand the Cloud better.

Exponential Growth in Cloud Computing Solutions – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

Software as a Service(SaaS) has made it easier to consume the software guaranteeing simplicity with high-performance. This has made a number of companies to adopt cloud service solutions. 2018 will see SaaS capturing the highest cloud market with 60% of the cloud-based workloads being deployed on SaaS. Whereas, Platform as a Service(PaaS) has made it easier for customers to develop, launch and manage apps making it the most adopted cloud service in the coming year with an expected growth of 5%. Organizations will make it simpler for end users to access services with seamless integration of SaaS, IaaS or PaaS in their operations.

Increase in Cloud Storage Capacity 

As per the CISCO Survey Report, currently, the total amount of data stored in data centers is around 370 EB which is expected to grow to 600 ZB in 2018. This is almost twice the space available in 2017. With a number of cloud players entering the market and each one trying to get a larger share in the industry storage cost will get cheaper. This will, in turn, benefit the businesses in the long run as not only they will save the huge infrastructure setup costs but also results in better ROI with competitive cloud pricing.

Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Companies rather than moving to a private cloud will prefer Hybrid Cloud Solutions. This will help them to ensure their data security as they can partially keep their imp data with them and shift the rest to the cloud. This will lead to cloud providers opening up API on their platforms.

Internet of Everything(IoE) and Cloud 

Internet of Everything(IoE) and Cloud go hand in hand. IoT connected devices like household appliances, cars, and electronics, have a cloud-based back end as a mean to communicate and store information. The cloud supports these devices, and as we see more IoT devices being made and sold, the cloud usage will continue to increase as a result.

Private and Hybrid Cloud Hosting is due to Rebound

Private and Hybrid Cloud solutions will gain traction in 2018 driven by technology innovations beyond IAAS platforms and innovative open source based developments built on open source technologies, e.g. Redhat Cloud Infrastructure which allows you to get the best of both worlds within a single management dashboard.

Security Challenges

2017 has seen some of the worst cyber attacks such as WannaCry, CIA Vault 7, etc. To combat the same security analysts feel businesses should pay more attention to cloud security and invest in opensource and commercial solutions to prevent their cloud assets from getting compromised. Cloud Security will still remain one of the major concerns for cloud providers coming up with robust security options which can be provided to their clients. At Diadem Technologies, we provide our clients with the required infrastructure, technical support, security and managed services in making cloud adoption or migration easier and cost-effective. Feel free to get in touch with us for a no obligation consultation. Further reading: https://go.forrester.com/blogs/predictions-2018-cloud-computing-accelerates-enterprise-transformation-everywhere/



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