5 New Reasons to Embrace Cloud Computing

We have stepped in 2018. Businesses and IT executives are hunting for more and more ways to how they can use technology to fulfill their business objectives.
2017 was a great year for cloud computing. We have already witnessed how cloud services have helped enterprises transform their IT practices over the past years. Seeing this accelerating adoption of cloud, experts agree that the market is entering a second wave for cloud services in 2018.

Quoting a Forrester Research survey – 38% of enterprise decision-makers favored private clouds, followed by 32% of organizations who were procuring public cloud services. The hybrid cloud is also heating up, with 59% of respondents saying they are adopting the model.

The above statistics gives a clear indication about why many CIO’s have signified the essence of hosted computing and cloud data storage. Organisations are now planning to go for a progressive journey to improve their businesses rather than simply hastening to beat their opposition.

We have stepped in 2018. Businesses and IT executives are hunting for more and more ways to how they can use technology to fulfill their business objectives.

2017 was a great year for cloud computing. We have already witnessed how cloud services have helped enterprises transform their IT practices over the past years. Seeing this accelerating adoption of cloud, experts agree that the market is entering a second wave for cloud services in 2018.

The above statistics gives a clear indication about why many CIO’s have signified the essence of hosted computing and cloud data storage. Organisations are now planning to go for a progressive journey to improve their businesses rather than simply hastening to beat their opposition.

Top Trends in 2018 for Cloud Computing

So, what can you expect in the upcoming months? We have listed some of the most exciting trends in the cloud computing space in 2018.

Cloud & Distributed Computing – An in-Demand Skill

Cloud Certified Professionals are in a huge demand that help organisations modernize IT & solve business challenges

There has been a surge in the demand of cloud computing professionals. More and more industries are hiring cloud experts to remain competitive owing to the rise in cloud adoption trend.
As a result, candidates with experience in cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure are in high demand. The training which is imparted primarily focuses on contemporary ideas such as cloud security, infrastructure as a service, etc.

Co-location services are Gaining an Edge

Colocation offers the ability to meet business demands at a lower cost

Co-los are the most promising bet for those who are looking to stop running their own data centers. The beautiful thing about a co-location services is that it makes it easier for an organizations to have multi-cloud strategy. With the rise in data consumption, companies are looking out for more ways to lessen the gap of data transmission to improve user experience. Due to this, edge data centers are the need of the hour. Colocation is often the preferred choice for those organizations looking to enhance the end-user performance in different regions.

As per 451 Research, the global colocation market is valued at just north of $25 billion annually in 2017 and industry analysts expect the amount to double by 2020

With the prospering managed hosting solutions and cloud services there has been an incredible advancement in the use of colocation in the enterprise space. Co-lo’s not just give the power to move their systems to managed data centers but also benefit from convenient connectivity to various public cloud and SaaS services. Quick expansion is what most other enterprises see as a benefit in embracing colocation services.

Hyperconverge – A Journey Towards DC Simplification

Owing to security, performance and availability reasons, enterprises are often reluctant to shift their business critical apps and data in the public cloud. Due to this, most organizational heads prefer private cloud services as a comfortable choice as private clouds offer more control, superior visibility and a coolness that comes from holding critical data.

However, private cloud services require advanced virtualization, standardization, automation, self-service access and resource monitoring. Meanwhile, most companies face challenges to build their own private cloud infrastructure due to lack of skilled resources and the perceived risk involved.

Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that eases data center complexity and helps in escalating stability by fusing storage, computing and networking into a single system. For many enterprises, HCI works as the foundation for their private cloud development, predominantly for workloads that demand rapid, automated scale-out.

Defense Mechanisms for Cyber Security

2018 will experience a rising necessity to invest in cyber security tools & software
2017 has reputed itself as the year of highest Cyber-attacks. From WannaCry Ransomware, the CIA Vault 7 hack, to the Equifax data breach – cyber attacks are getting worse.
2018 shall witness more individual and state sponsored attacks that shall be aimed at suppressing the security of cloud infrastructure. As cyber criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated, security professionals are becoming smarter and timely in preventing attacks & breaches. Therefore, to boost up cyber security there will be rising necessity of investing in tools like security information & event management as well as malware detection.

Spearheading to Faster Networks with 5G

Enhanced internet quality and the rise of 5G will give impetus to savvy businesses

The usage of Cloud, IOT, Big Data, & increased connectivity have powered the user to interact more with devices. This has in turn given an impetus to sharing of data owing to which the data is burgeoning swiftly.

Studies estimate that there will be 30.7 billion of connected devices by 2020

With this tremendous growth, consumers expect better and faster connections from Network providers. We anticipate strong movement from gigabyte LTE speeds to full 5G networks, helping all reach 5G capabilities in record time. Such enhanced network quality will act as a catalyst in increasing consumer expectations for highly-responsive, fast-loading services and apps.

Enhanced internet quality and the rise of 5G will give impetus to savvy businesses to work on building responsive SaaS, PaaS, and other website platforms. The IoT and IoE industries will also benefit from faster network speeds which will aid to deliver data more efficiently in real time.

Conclusion

Advances in cloud technology would pave a way to stress-free collaboration, amplified efficiency, improved business relationships, and reduced investment expenditures. All these factors would lead to an increased number of organizations joining the cloud bandwagon in the future.

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