Latest Trends in Cloud Computing TechnologyMay 31, 2018
Article Written by Juned Ghanchi
Cloud Computing technology has become highly popular in the recent few years, so much so that people sometimes forget that these luxuries didn’t always exist. It hasn’t been long ago when we used to delay work because the file was lying on our system in some other place or used to carry our USB drives, CDs, or floppy disks wherever we went. Now, however, everything has become storable, accessible, and editable on the cloud, eliminating the need for carrying hardware everywhere.
The way in which we share information has been revolutionized with cloud. Both everyday technology users as well as the business world are enjoying the benefits of the shift. It was cloud that enabled massive open online courses (MOOCs) in 2012 that scaled organized education for the first time. Since then, the industry is growing at a rapid pace as it has much more room for growth, innovation, and development. Every industry, be it banking, education, health, agriculture, or any other business have significantly progressed as stakeholders have taken advantage of the cloud instead of setting up physical infrastructure. Let’s check out the recent trends in cloud computing technology.
#1: Demand for cloud will revolutionize in phase 2 with many technology companies establishing themselves
In 2012, though the demand for online education platforms was increasing exponentially, technology companies were still few. As internet users and technology companies have increased considerably since then, cloud-based technology will be in more demand. For instance, the need to upload and download documents is considerably decreased with introduction of Google Documents. Once a user is exposed to such seamless experience with remote storage, they want and expect that same type of experience every time and everywhere.
#2: Companies need to upgrade by ditching superfluous tools
The IT sector has been revolutionized by the cloud-based platforms as the superfluous costs of local infrastructure and maintenance have been removed by opting for remote storage. Moreover, the learning curve is short, and the barrier to entry in terms of cost is lowered to allow seamless integration into the organization. For example, the expensive exchange email and desktop software can be replaced using the cloud services. This not only upgrades the tools but also provides the workforce to experience new technology and avail its benefits.
#3: Cloud needs to be prepared for upscaled complexity of workload
Now that the initial simple workload has proved its viability in making the organizations efficient, the organizations or companies will be shifting their more complex workload to the cloud for enhancing their workplace efficiency.
#4: Cloud platforms have to prepare for competing with the blockchain
Along with cloud certain other technologies like blockchain are also trying to disrupt every possible industry quickly. The three major companies dominating the cloud industry at present are Google Cloud, AWS, and Microsoft Azure. These three centralized companies own maximum of the space and set the prices by determining the supply and demand for available computing power. Blockchain companies like Akash turn the cloud industry into an open marketplace using the blockchain where users can "rent" the computing power from idle data centres and use the power in the amount and for the duration they need it. New revenue streams can then be created using the hardware of data centres and large-scale companies. Thus, blockchain development company creates decentralized ecosystems that is bound to greatly impact the way cloud is being used by the business world.
#5: Leveraging cloud platforms for storing data will become safer
Companies storing data on cloud trust security much more than those that use native servers for the same purpose. The cloud service providers are ensuring security by spending more resources to meet the increasing demand for cloud services. The cloud security services can be improved further by optimizing the costs associated with safety.
#6: Using SAAS to make the maximum use of cloud technology
To tap the complete potential of cloud technology, a lot of companies are investing in hiring talent and forming development teams for cloud applications. In order to maintain quality in their cloud applications and to reap highest benefits from their cloud infrastructure, companies also prefer to take Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) from leading IT service providers.
#7: Cloud is changing the attitude of companies towards productivity and sharing
With the introduction of cloud, there is improvement in the way teams work whether they are sitting in the same office or far away. Workflow has become seamless with the data being accessible for 24 hours per day, every day of the week and instant updates of any changes. This trend will increase the overall productivity considerably in combination with artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Moreover, the companies have shifted their approach from an "owning" to a "sharing" one as they are now using the services offered by cloud instead of developing their databases, CRM tools, servers, and file-storing programs. This is also cost-saving for these companies as the enterprise services of cloud companies are much cheaper and of highly superior quality.
#8: Microservices provided by the cloud are taking over single mammoth applications
Single apps are no longer sought after getting everything done as there is an increase in testing time with the increase in utilities, which delays the production time for every release. Thus, microservices on the cloud are being sought by developers so that one or a few such tasks can be handled perfectly at a time. This allows for quick release of updates as only the microservices need to be tested before release.
To wrap up
Cloud computing technology is going to change at a rapid pace in the coming years and staying updated with these trends can help developers catch up and avail the benefits of these advances in clod incorporated in their apps. So get set and go to avail the changing trends of cloud computing technology in your mobile apps to stay at pace with the industry trends.
About the Author
Juned Ghanchi is a passionate contributing blogger and CMO at IndianAppDevelopers – a top Mobile app and blockchain development company in India. He has a long-term experience in writing articles based on latest mobility solutions technologies.