There was a time when cloud computing used to be just a tool that facilitated smooth, on-the-go computing experiences, but now, it has evolved into a scalable service that is essential for a modern firm. With a sudden upsurge of competition, enterprises strive to provide services that are cheap, advanced, and secure. As a result, the attention has shifted towards finding efficient ways of handling and managing computing work. Cloud computing ensures all these prerequisites; however, these also demand constant evolution to match pace with the dynamic market. With this aim, cloud computing is moving towards larger virtualizations of hardware and software and its service-oriented architecture.
Quantum computing is one of the moves the cloud industry might take in the future. It is also one of the hottest topics that challenge the current state of cloud computing and aim to transform it completely. The biggest cloud service providers, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure Cloud, IBM, Google Cloud etc., are all striving to match pace with the current. These service providers aim to provide better prospects of cloud services to IT markets in an attempt to fight the cut-throat competition, and in such a scenario that Quantum Computing is very likely to take over the cloud computing.
Quantum computing would introduce mathematical, material science, and computer science theories to reality; it will radicalize the entire computing paradigm of various types of organizations through ground-breaking information processing. With the help of quantum computing through the cloud, it would become possible to build better financial models and entertain human-like interactions to tackle sophisticated computing.
Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Like various other anticipated cloud computing trends, Hybrid Cloud Solutions are also expected to kick in at full pace by 2019. Many organizations have already shifted from traditional cloud-computing to hybrid-cloud in attempt to reduce transition risks and overall costs.
Apart from being dynamic and cost-effective, Hybrid Cloud Solutions also tackle the vibrant settings of the market and become adapted to them. With traditional cloud computing, unlike Hybrid Cloud Solutions, it wasn’t possible to attend to these market demands. Because competition is rising day by day, in both SMEs and large-scale enterprises, the cloud provider that is the most flexible will be the most successful.
It is evident that cloud adoption is growing at an unprecedented rate, which entails that organizations have even more computing material to manage; this will result in more influx of data and more consumption of application resources, turning admin jobs into repetitive and time-consuming tasks. It’s been seen that whenever a particular task becomes monotonous, automation can handle it better than human efforts can.
The action programming for automatic execution will take lesser human resources, producing reduced errors and higher productivity. Therefore, companies of all sizes should aim to automate different processes. Automation will help simplify cloud administrators’ jobs by saving cost and time.
Security and Compliance Measures
Many organizations transfer to cloud computing without any serious consideration of its security compliance protocols. They don’t possess necessary the knowledge of the sensitivity of the data they collect from customers. With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) lately in 2018, security will continue to generate hurdles for cloud technology security compliance.
To ensure that the data practices fully comply with the GDPR and other compliance requirements companies will have to take the lead in providing security and compliance essentials in 2019. For that, they would start implementing built-in controls such as identity access management, network security groups, gateway network firewalls, and data encryption with contemporary computational models such as containers and serverless computing. Choosing a cloud provider that ensures such facilities will be in high demand in the coming year.
Evolution of Cloud Services and Solutions
In the attempt to adapt to the current market settings, cloud services and solutions will evolve in both the public and private sectors in 2019. Organizations would be taking advantages from the high-performance and straightforward cloud platforms models such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS to support their business operations — the popularity of these models stems from their simplicity and flexibility.
Gartner predicts that Public Cloud revenue will grow 17.3-percent in 2019 to a total of $206.2 billion, with infrastructure services (IaaS) being the fastest-growing segment of the market (27.6-percent growth). The face of these models, however, will not remain the same — it will be re-modeled to cater to the needs of the ever-evolving market.