Cloud computing is still the popular buzzword in the tech industry. Most of us are still unaware of the term “Cloud Computing”. So let’s penn down this article defining Cloud computing arena and discover some of the Cloud computing trends for the coming year.
Cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs in “the cloud” (which can be accessed over the internet). We’re still taking baby steps in adopting cloud adoption.
Cloud computing is more centric on B2B, business technology innovation space relating artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and edge computing scales. Cloud computing offers services and solutions to a large number of users via different deployment model and service models.
As we move ahead this year, let’s have a glance at some predictions where Cloud computing is heading in 2019:
- Hybrid Cloud Momentum
There is a need for the cloud to be more hybrid cloud-friendly for the customers that will have their own data centers. Though it would be a small backward step but will bring AWS in alignment with Azure. Google also claims to offer tools to allow their customers to stretch their applications out of cloud, such as Kubernetes engine and Compute engine.
- The need and rise of Service Mesh
Cloud computing will gain more popularity as more organizations look for a way to manage traffic flow, manage complexity, access policy enforcement and telemetry data aggregation across microservices. Having said that, there is plenty of room for innovation. Cloud computing will commoditize rapidly and become the default, omnipresent feature of all major container runtime platforms.
- New Application Networks
Application platforms will usher an entirely new way for customers to use customized software. From the new application platforms, developers benefit from the low cost and scalability of cloud are no longer limited like they were with SaaS.
- Serverless Computing
Developers should focus more on serverless computing. Ross Winser, senior research director at Gartner, for one predicts that: “More than 20 percent of global organizations will have deployed serverless computing technologies by 2020, which is an increase from less than five percent today.
The terminology “Serverless” will be interesting itself in 2019. Google and Azure have cloud functions, go serverless deployments, but neither vendor appears to fully accept the architecture yet.
- The Need of Open Source Convergence:
The year-end showed many enterprises going toward open source communities. Google cloud has been consistently outspoken regards its commitment to open source. Also to note, that there was noteworthy high profile merger of open source data platforms Hortonworks and Cloudera.
The above-mentioned cloud computing trends for 2019 will thus offer the following benefits:
- Virtual access to many different computers and systems
- Will make it easier to build customer’s trust.
- It will lower the cost of access to computing power.
- Makes business more elastic
- Faster and easier application development
Cloud computing services are multiplying exponentially. There’s ample evidence that cloud computing solutions like Saas, Iaas, Paas models and others will continue to proliferate as cloud adoption.