How Did 2019 Push the Boundaries of Cloud Computing so Far?

The adoption of services in the public cloud progresses inexorably, setting up an increasingly wider sector with a greater diversity of offers and available technologies. The change in the cloud environment is constant and experts identify some trends that will mark the future of the sector during this year and the coming ones.

As digitalization progresses, organizations develop new technological needs to remain competitive in new business models linked to data and digital environments. In this context, cloud computing has become a fundamental pillar of digital strategies for major companies. Their business models need to be marked by technological evolution, essential to continue providing service to a growing mass of customers.

Understanding where evolutionary and changing winds are heading is essential to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive sector, so experts focus on analyzing the trends that will lead the way in the cloud services sector. 

In this sense, Daniel Newman, a member of Futurum and collaborator in Forbes, has published a list with the main trends that will be followed in this sector in 2019, and that will also have a lot of influence in the coming years.

 

Growth of SaaS Ecosystems

SaaSAfter some uncertain beginnings, the SaaS service model is becoming one of the emerging trends among cloud services. This especially affects industries such as global supply chains or medical care providers. 

Such businesses need systems that allow them to share data so that their technological advances are truly useful, and provide them with the expected benefits. For example, through a SaaS ecosystem, all members of a supply chain can remain linked to ensure the integrity of the products that move through it.

 

The Arrival of 5G Is Underway

5G networkThe advancement of edge computing will have a significant impact on public cloud ecosystems, which will focus on serving as intermediaries between organizations. Their cloud services, and their Edge Computing Platforms, which operate on the edge of their network. 

The technologies that will most influence this trend will be IoT and 5G, which will drive the deployment of new network fabrics for a more flexible distribution of data in numerous use cases. Thanks to this, a real-time data transfer between the various platforms will be achieved, opening the doors to the future of IoT. 

We are at the moment welcoming cutting edge technology machine learning and other high-consumption data applications that can operate outside the premises.

 

Diversification in the Use of Containers

BrainCloud providers such as AWS, Google, IBM or Microsoft are increasing their investments in Kubernetes and other containers for “serverless computing”. This will allow companies to implement applications and microservices without worrying about configuration problems. 

Thanks to this they can scale, manage and replace individual components to a distributed system more easily, knowing that, if an application fails in a container, it will not affect others. These advantages will boost this year the use of containers on cloud platforms, leading the sector towards serverless computing and changing the concept of networks and the way to deploy new technologies in the cloud.

 

More Security for Multi-Cloud Environments

MenExperts point out that during this year there will be an increase in policies aimed at improving security and issues related to regulatory compliance in multiple cloud environments because the client companies of these services are increasingly concerned about these two issues.

Native Cloud Architectures

Native CloudNewman says that from this year the native cloud architectures will begin to develop. This, in his words, involves observing the development of application implementations in a way that is reflected in the cloud environment, improving the efficiency of all processes and workflows. 

It also entails the use of self-provisioning environments such as code, automatic scaling and other resources as needed, and includes automatic redundancy to ensure data recovery capacity. As he pointed out, this means that companies will finally be able to optimize the level of the cloud, instead of focusing on their previous systems.