2020 and the Cloud: Top Trends For Industry Owners
Cloud Technology Trends for 2020; an overview of growing trends surrounding Cloud technology, as seen from the developer's view.
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The pandemic caused by the coronavirus has seen many industries affected by a decrease in physical traffic. Because of this, many businesses have prioritized their online presence to compensate.
This has led to a rapid increase in cloud technology adoption. The versatility of the service has led companies to rely on both public and private cloud services for their business.
The diverse applications coupled with the modern needs of a business have created the perfect situation for developers to adapt to.
In previous years, Cloud technology was seen to have a steady development as evident in the applications available.
With services like Slack, Google Drive, and Teams, available for business use, cloud technology is making great strides. The pandemic, while disastrous in consequences, has highlighted the significance of this technology.
This includes those applications which do not need to be installed as they were developed to function through the browser; useful for both business and consumer.
While there has been no guarantee that businesses would adopt cloud technology, this may change in the coming months as the demands of social distancing are implemented. In fact, already there is evidence of an increase in the adoption of this technology due to its advantages.
In light of that, we’ve compiled 5 Cloud trends that show promise in the coming year.
5 Top Trends for Industry Owners
1. Cloud Distribution
A factor in the limited adoption of the Cloud in businesses has been the security of data. The plan for distribution of the Cloud which will increase the level of security will be a relief for industry leaders.
This is because the Cloud will be distributed over many data centers. This means that companies can have their Cloud data on their physical servers, avoiding the need to work through both physical servers and digital servers.
The security is similar to how blockchain technology works. With data spread out over a network, it would be difficult for hackers to alter information on the cloud.
Distributed data centers also have the advantage of increasing the capabilities of storage and processing. These are two of the greatest advantages offered by the Cloud and industry leaders will be able to optimize their services.
Additionally, the added savings on IT maintenance and other services should mean that business owners can budget their money more efficiently.
2. 5G and the Edge; Moving Towards the Consumer
As technology continues to develop, cloud computing is continuing its approach towards the edge. 5G data transfer is bound to support this as well as it means lower latency averages for the consumer.
Business owners incorporating the use of the Cloud in their services ought to keep an eye on this trend. This implies wider possibilities in terms of services offered. This offloading of the processing requirements from the Cloud allows for more room for movement.
The mobility requirements of a business in the current situation is bound to have long-lasting effects.
Mobile devices now have the option to utilize the cloud for video games. Developers have figured out how to enable android devices to stream games from a cloud server.
3. Mobility of Applications
Application mobility allows industry leaders to depend less on single cloud services. In this context, that means that they can switch between public and private services more easily and efficiently.
The decision of where Cloud computing will occur is often a tedious step when incorporating Cloud services into a business. This could be a choice of where the Cloud will be located geographically and whether the service needs to be public or private.
As business requirements change, mobility allows Cloud services to adapt. This can be seen in how Cloud services are pushing development closer to edge computing. Advanced technologies allow for a wider, more efficient reach of Cloud technology.
Adding mobility only increases the utility of the Cloud. This way, Cloud services can be tailored to each business’ needs with more specificity.
4. Cloud Data and Analytics
The adoption of Analytics in the Cloud is seen to improve both processing and business efficiency.
Moving the analytics closer to the data allows businesses to focus their physical machines on more current needs. At the same time, Cloud data analytics makes it easier for the analytics software to have access to that data, enabling service providers to quickly assess and advise.
This can only mean improvements in efficiency as businesses will be able to use cloud analytics for internal assessments as well. This kind of versatility emphasizes the significance of this trend.
Developers seeking a wave to ride on will find this one handy. Developing Analytics for Cloud data is surely the next step in the industry of analytics software.
5. Digital Workstations
With faster data speeds and increased Cloud capacity, workstations are fully hosted on the cloud. This means that workforces can stay mobile; and the current pandemic bringing this capability strongly to the fore.
Cloud computing technologies have evolved in such a way that businesses which have subscribed to these services can work on their devices with just a web browser to access the Cloud.
Employees can work together seamlessly as exemplified by Google’s Suite of office applications.
Combine this with the ability to move between both public and private services, and you have a business that can address a larger set of challenges in a shorter amount of time.
The bottom line here is that Cloud technology is a rapidly developing utility and developers will need to figure out which side of the coin to address first.
Cloud computing is pushing closer to edge computing given the development of better consumer technology. This entails a wider range of applications and also means that developers have more with which to work. Unaddressed in this article are the capabilities of AI development coupled with the Cloud. We can only imagine what advantages and breakthroughs will be in store as this technology moves forward.
This pandemic has pressured, if not forced, many industries to change and adopt new strategies. It is evident that for businesses, the change in consumer online behavior and growth of e-commerce can be an opportunity in which it is imperative for businesses to adapt well and adapt quickly to these changing times.
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