Cloud Technology 2017 Trends

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Computing services (servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, etc.) when delivered over the internet is Cloud Computing and a company that offers these services are called cloud providers.

Cloud Computing or Cloud Technology can be used to store, backup and recover data, create new apps and services, host website and blogs, stream audio and video, analyse data for patterns and make predictions, and many more. Most organisations today are adopting cloud services due to its cost-effective setup, speed and flexibility, ability to scale elastically from right geographical locations, potential to eliminate most of the time consuming IT management chores, and reliability that makes data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity simpler.

As mentioned above, most of the companies have already migrated to the cloud but the question now is whether they have chosen the right provider with the right offerings. The cloud providers on the other hand are facing stiff competition within themselves.

Here are a few trends that have been noticed in Cloud Computing for the year 2017.

  1. Cloud Computing has gone serverless

What it implies is, there is no more the need for too many machines or waste resources on idle machines but still requires some servers. It is a form of utility computing where the allocation of machine resources are managed dynamically and pricing is based on the actual amount of resources consumed. The major players in server less computing are Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and IBM.

  1. Public cloud adoption is growing

Some third-party providers offer computing services over the public internet, making them accessible to anyone who wants to use or purchase them. This offering is classified under public cloud. In 2017, the number of organisations adopting public cloud grew in comparison to last year when the number of private cloud users were more. Earlier, the private cloud services were popular due to its privacy and security features which was absent in public cloud services. But now with private cloud offering excellent security and impenetrable privacy measures, it has become the ultimate choice for companies seeking cloud adoption.

  1. Majority of workloads moving to cloud

A survey done by RightScale concludes that companies run around 79% of their workload in cloud with 41% of workload in public cloud and 38% in private cloud. Companies are also running applications in multiple clouds experimenting with both private and public clouds.

  1. Cloud monitoring and SaaS

To monitor in-house and hosted environments, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Cloud Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) is used. They provide the perfect integration tools to deliver optimal performance for the IT infrastructure. These services also identifies cloud infrastructure issues and resolves them instantly.

  1. Surge in demand for cloud experts

With cloud computing becoming a norm these days, jobs with cloud skills are also emergent. To stay competitive, IT teams now require cloud expertise. Many see this as an opportunity to step up their careers. Companies actively search for candidates with knowledge in cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure. According to a LinkedIn Report, cloud computing is now a key in-demand skill for new and existing employees as well.

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