Cloud trends for 2022
Cloud technologies are the future of business, and this has been proved during the last couple of years. Organizations that are focused on cost efficiency, easy scalability, globalization, sustainable growth, and smooth uninterrupted workflow go for cloud solutions. With more and more companies migrating to cloud and elaborating their cloud strategies, it is important to be aware of Cloud trends for 2022.
1. Hybrid and multicloud at the rise
Many companies especially dynamic start-ups adopt so-called “cloud-first” strategy nowadays. Using Cloud as a main platform allows to cut capital investments and provides better flexibility. However, there are plenty of hybrid approach adepts that prefer to keep their critical business apps in their own data centres (on-premises) and utilize benefits of several cloud providers at the same time. For example, a company might host its CRM on Microsoft Azure and use AWS for front-end applications. All cloud providers have their pros and cons, so a multi-cloud strategy allows to get the best possible mix.
The demand for getting applications ready for cloud migration increases, so monolithic legacy applications architecture needs to be changed to microservice-based one. Microservice-based applications are required to be containerized. Containers gain popularity because they help developers to increase the speed of delivery, provide agility, portability, and modernization. Experts estimate that in 2022 over 75% of companies and organizations will run containerized applications against today’s 30%.
3. Artificial intelligence in the Cloud
Cloud computing is at the core of the deliverance of artificial intelligence (AI) services. Machine learning platforms need significant processing power and data bandwidth and cloud datacentres make it possible. Most of modern AI we interact everyday – from search engines to photo and video filters are hosted in the cloud, and technology that routes traffic from data centres to our devices is built on machine learning. The development and evolution of cloud and AI are closely interrelated, and this tendency is expected to last through 2022 and beyond.
4. The Rise of serverless concept
The key Cloud market player, such as Amazon (AWS Lambda), Microsoft (Azure Functions), and IBM Cloud Functions are actively developing a serverless cloud concept. This concept is aimed to provide a really pay-as-you-go service where the infrastructure scales invisibly as an application requires it. Sure, there are still some physical servers involved, but the concept adds one more layer of abstraction between users and platform. This means that users don’t need to deal with configurations and technicalities.
5. Strict regulatory control and high demand for compliance experts
The security and data privacy importance result in strict regulations businesses and cloud providers have to follow. As data management and compliance are going to become an area of critical concern for executives and business owners. There is expected to be a rise in demand for skilled and experienced data governance and compliance professionals.
Cloud adoption is more than just a trend. Cloud is here to stay, and organizations must plan an effective strategy for their cloud approach.