Without a doubt, the pandemic accelerated the trend of remote work, which encouraged enterprises to transition from the on-premise work model to the remote work model. Remote work led to the discovery of new and never before seen cyber attacks, which in turn enforced the need for additional security.
Businesses needed to provide network access to their workers to enable remote work capabilities. However, this meant that they had to place trust on the vulnerable personal devices of each worker.
Overall, the Pandemic fast forwarded digital transformation and transition by three to five years. Today, an enterprise cannot thrive or survive without a cloud strategy and transition.
Enterprise Cloud in 2022
Cloud adoption and cloud initiative is revolutionary aspect the challenges all conventional ways of work. Enterprise cloud approach and cloud technology trends are topics that are widely talked about in the IT space. According to a report, enterprises of the world run large number of their operations on the cloud. Not only that, they also store a large percentage of their data on the cloud.
This means that enterprises plan to move an additional 6% of the data and 7% of the data to the public cloud in the coming year. This means that the public cloud spending is now a significant line item in all of the IT budgets, as you pass through the inflection point on workload migration and data storage. In the Flexera Survey, 37% of enterprises said that their annual spending exceeded 12 million dollars.
Moreover, about 80% of the people say that cloud spending exceeds about 1.2 million per year. Small to midsized businesses spend comparatively less on the cloud. This makes sense since smaller businesses fun smaller workloads on the cloud.
With the momentum of the multi-trillion dollar tech business, both buyers and sellers are reeling in by adopting cloud technologies. Not to mention, many players are building value layers on top of the cloud. In the coming years, you can expect innovation to continue stemming from the three big cloud providers in the US.
With the ecosystem manifesting value on top of hardware, you cannot expect the cloud to race to the bottom. Experts of the IT economy predict that the large players in the cloud industry will continue to extract costs away from their platforms with the help of innovation and automation. On the other hand, other cloud providers, along with the ecosystem, include traditional companies that focus on IT.
Recent Cloud News
It is important to look at the current conversations in the cloud space and the news if you want to make clear projections of the future. In recent news, Google continues to focus on growth at the expense of profitability. They reported that their cloud business grew 45% but had a big operating cost. Since Thomas Kurian joined Google to run its cloud business, they have increased head count of employees in an effort to catch up against AWS and Azure.
Cloud Computing Trends
Cloud computing is continuing to make massive advances in the IT industry. During 2021, cloud computing technologies and trends experienced a massive growth as work went virtual and businesses steered their focus on digital services. In 2022, this explosion is likely to continue as adoption will grow and evolve with exciting new use cases.
Cloud computing infrastructure is the foundation of the delivery pipeline of just about every digital service you can find, from social media and entertainment, to autonomous cars and more. Upcoming extra fast networks like 5G will not only mean that you will be able to stream more data, but it will also mean that you will be able to stream new types of data as well.
You will see this as the explosion of cloud gaming platforms, along with the introduction to virtual and augmented reality software and services. This should lead to smaller and cheaper headsets, making virtual reality available and economical for all the people. Cloud technology makes every other technology faster, lighter, more accessible and more efficient.
It will be the key driver in the migration of more services to the cloud. Sustainability is an increasing driver of cloud innovation and every responsible business has to play their part in tackling climate change and environmental impact that we are causing. In the tech world, the main focus is on minimizing the usage of energy through various computing engines.
This means that most tech giants aim to spend majority of 2022 incorporating measures aimed at seeking zero carbon emission incentives. Amazon is not only the world’s biggest cloud provider, but also buys the highest amount of renewable energy. They have about 200 sustainable energy programs running globally. There is also a focus on reducing the downstream energy usage created by some of the products that Amazon creates.
Hyper cloud will blur the distinction between public and private cloud. Since businesses have started to migrate to the cloud, they have two options. They can either go for the widely available public cloud option, which follows a pay-as-you-go model, or they can utilize a customized and personalized private cloud solution.
Private cloud is required for security reasons, and today, most of the providers are focusing on hybrid models of cloud. These adopt the best of cloud practices and offer a flexible solution to data management and security.
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