It goes without saying that 2020 has been a hectic year all round. Although, there are some things we can look forward to in 2021, and beyond. It’s no secret that cloud computing has helped us to get through the year, reshaping the way we live and work.
More businesses are now likely to wake up to the benefits of cloud computing – using it to improve efficiencies, manage workflow and, ultimately, save money. But, the possibilities don’t end there. In fact, there’s a few things we’d like to see from the cloud in the future…
Open access between platforms
At this moment in time, large public cloud providers including Microsoft and Amazon promote their platforms as a one-stop source for all of your cloud, computing and data requirements. But wouldn’t it be great if all of these platforms allowed us to create a hybrid cloud set-up?
Of course, this might go against their business models, but it would allow individuals to effortlessly share data. After all, there’s a reason that more organisations are progressively turning to multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments.
Better AI integration
Artificial intelligence, and its machine-learning capabilities, is gradually merging with cloud computing environments to make businesses more efficient. Cloud computing provides businesses with versatility and the ability to cut costs by hosting both applications and data in the cloud. So where does AI come in?
In short, with the help of AI capabilities, businesses will be able to optimise workflow, efficiently manage their data, and look for insights and patterns in information. It’s still in the early stages, but we hope to see big movements in how AI drives progress in the cloud over the coming months.
Wider adoption of containerization
The use of containers has rapidly grown in popularity in software development. As well as speeding up business growth and application development, it helps to boost operational efficiency and enhances overall performance.
With the benefits of containerization clear, we’re hoping to see a wider and much-needed adoption of it in the near future. And that might just happen. IDC predicts that 95% of new-micro services will be deployed in containers by 2021. Gartner also predicts that by 2023, more than two centralised applications will be used by most organisations.
Increased cloud adoption
The possibilities with cloud computing are endless and, while a massive percentage of companies are already on the cloud, we hope to see further increase in cloud adoption in 2021. Plus, the list of industries and business types that cloud can benefit is likely to surprise you.
At ClearCloud, we’re committed to helping you adopt the cloud and can assist you every step of the way. We’ll not only help you to choose a platform, but work with your team to upskill them, so you have autonomy over your solution in the future. This helps you to drive long-term innovation. Get in touch on 0161 533 0286 or email email@example.com today.