2020 is nearing its end and what a year it has been! Covid-19 has pushed everyone to go off the normal work grid and adopt the cloud model in the first place. The cloud has been the savior for everyone this year, be it a school kid or an office goer. Here is an article on the 2021 cloud trends.
Top Cloud Trends
1) Hybrid Cloud Computing
Many organizations have started to adopt the hybrid cloud computing model. Moreover, a greater number of companies are expected to take up the hybrid cloud computing approach in the next year. The main features of hybrid cloud computing include desktop virtualization, better control over data, increased agility, improved security, and better risk management.
2) Serverless Computing
Serverless computing has gained immense popularity in the recent years. It is one of the top cloud trends. Furthermore, the need for innovation and dynamic resource allocation has made serverless computing a great option. Serverless computing can also become a major contributor to distributed computing. This form of cloud execution model simplifies the code deployment into production. Besides, the application codes are serverless codes.
3) Edge Computing
Edge Computing is a distributed computing model with closer data storage and data processing units. The data processing happens at the device itself, rather than at the data center. So, the real-time data processing saves bandwidth and improves response times. Also, edge computing makes it easier to deploy multiple applications through virtualization.
4) FaaS in Cloud
The Function as a Service (FaaS) model provides the platform for organizations to develop, execute, and manage the application functionalities without the need to build and maintain the infrastructure. Moreover, it is estimated that more tech giants would choose FaaS as their pick in 2021, with a market capability of USD 7.72 million.
5) Joint Cloud offers
2021 will see the rise of joint cloud provider offerings, to make the best use of multiple cloud platforms. For example, the Oracle-Microsoft interconnect relationship shows how cloud collaboration enhances enterprises and businesses. Joint cloud offers help companies to capitalize on combined strengths and deliver a highly optimized cloud experience.
6) Hyperscale computing
The need to instantly consume the business data has driven the need for data processing at tremendous speeds. For this purpose, hyperscale data centers are used to meet the increasing IT demands. These data centers offer scalable storage portfolio of applications and services to businesses. Moreover, hyperscale computing is expected to contribute an increased share to the cloud industry in 2021.
7) Automated Cloud Orchestration and Optimization
Cloud orchestration involves managing the interactions and interconnections between the cloud network components. Consequently, cloud optimization involves choosing the right cloud resources and assigning to the necessary workload or application. More number of organizations would start to use automated cloud orchestration and optimization to automate the configuration control tasks and network services. Besides, the companies would achieve maximum savings and performance, and less management overhead.
8) Virtual Cloud Desktops
Enterprises would prefer virtual cloud desktops more in the year to come. Accordingly, the companies would be charged only on an on-demand basis, without needing to shed any extra infrastructure costs. The virtual cloud desktops provide the end-to-end infrastructure from operating system to applications. Moreover, it helps the business to scale resources as required. And the companies can gain better control with agile and flexible remote teams.