By the end of the year 2016, a lot of hype was created towards cloud technology and its success, settled down as it already made its way to “the most talked about topic” of global tech town.
Despite, much uncertainty regarding its success, slowly and gradually, the journey of the cloud movement achieved a few milestones, spreading its wings across, from startups and small business houses to enterprise-level organizations.
We bring to you the Prime Trends that would shape your cloud world, in the year 2017.
1. Embracing the Hybrid World
The latest research reports reveal that the hybrid cloud is going to gain momentum in the coming years. This is mainly because many organizations are still split between the security control of on-premises environments and the benefits of cloud environments like SaaS and PaaS models. Delving a little into the subject brings to the limelight the need for a single platform, where a user can have access to the private cloud, on-premises private cloud, and public cloud.
Organizations have also started to combine public cloud resources and private cloud infrastructure with multiple public clouds and sometimes with multiple private clouds. The latest research reveals that majority of the global technology users have been using more than one public or private cloud simultaneously.
A shift to the hybrid cloud provides business houses with greater flexibility and more data deployment options. A digital transformation needs a new breed of flexible software, simplifying your address data fragmentation challenges, across local servers and cloud services, which have hybrid cloud as the underlying architecture.
2. Seeing an upsurge and inclination towards Azure and Google Cloud
With hosted databases and IaaS, having made their way into IT, scalability and maintenance are already taken care of. What is in now, is the need for new technology that can facilitate data analysis along with data security. It reflects an upsurge and aggressive inclination towards the combination of data analytics and cloud computing, with cloud platforms addressing security issues.
The survey discloses, that regardless of security concerns, IT users found custom applications deployed on IaaS platforms are more secure than deployments on their data centers. Cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud have built their security and have also achieved compliance certification to meet the security issues. This has led Cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud to make their way in with great popularity.
3. Cloud to rescue IoT last-mile problem
With IoT trending in the global market, there is a wide call for analytical tools that seamlessly connect and combine with a wide variety of cloud-hosted data sources with security, as now large quantities of IoT data are stored in the cloud.
Malicious break-ins, and insider attacks, duplication all have become more apparent in a collaboration-based world, where sharing and uploading data has become the norm and security of your database is often threatened. The last mile problem is a challenge that businesses of all types face every day when it comes to securing your data. There is no endpoint or last mile as to where your data can travel and what could be the risk factors.
Changes in security policies and access privileges brought in with real-time cloud are allowing users to control, track, and access data across all platforms and devices from anywhere around the world.
4. Collaboration – The new cohort of cloud application
The future foresees cloud leading in the built-in collaboration tools like chat messengers, commenting or in-app chats and streamlining teamwork in the office. This is not cloud collaboration in terms of enterprise collaboration, but a cloud with new features that has simplified collaboration with data, incorporated with sharing and collaboration features.
Both sharing and collaboration features are much needed today, as it enables the user to easily share data and knowledge. Users can even share their own dashboards directly through the inbuilt collaboration tools. It has helped larger groups to stay connected, made collaboration with data easier and have made the whole concept of collaboration really valued.
Lastly, to analyze cloud services have made it possible for business houses to stay connected, access their database from any part of the globe, giving every business the much-needed flexibility to communicate and collaborate like never before. Every business cloud app suite has something different to offer with less maintenance than in-house collaboration software. As the world shifts towards the cloud so shifts all IT and business users small or big. This swing is likely to make a long-lasting impact and is here to stay in the years to come.