Cloud Trends for 2022

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During the last couple of years, Cloud technologies have been proven to be the new future of business. 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 the Cloud and elaborating their strategies, it is important to be aware of 2022 Cloud trends. 

1. Hybrid and multi-cloud at the rise.  

Many companies, especially dynamic start-ups, have adopted a so-called “Cloud-first” strategy. Using the Cloud as their main platform allows them to cut capital investments and experience more flexibility. However, there are plenty of hybrid approach adepts that prefer to keep their critical business apps in their on-premises datacentre and utilize the 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 for the best possible mix.   

2. Containerization  

An increasing demand to prepare applications for cloud migration means monolithic legacy application architecture needs to be microservice-based. Microservice-based applications require containerization. Containers gain popularity because they help developers increase the speed of delivery, provide agility, portability, and modernization. Experts estimate that over 75% of companies and organizations will run containerized applications in 2022 versus today’s 30%.  

3. Artificial intelligence in the Cloud   

Cloud computing is the core of artificial intelligence (AI) services deliverance. Machine learning platforms need significant processing power, data bandwidth, and cloud datacentres make it possible. Most of the modern AI we interact with every day, from search engines to photo and video filters, are hosted in the cloud. Technology that routes traffic from datacentres to our devices is built on machine learning. The development and evolution of cloud and AI are closely interrelated. This tendency is expected to last through 2022 and beyond.   

4. The Rise of serverless concept  

The key Cloud market players, 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 pay-as-you-go service where the infrastructure scales invisibly to meet application needs. Sure, there are still some physical servers involved. But the concept adds one more layer of abstraction between users and the platform. This means that users don’t need to deal with configurations and technicalities.   

5. Strict regulatory control and high demand for compliance experts  

Security and data privacy importance result in strict regulatory guidelines that businesses and cloud providers must follow. As data management and compliance 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 – it’s here to stay. So, organizations must plan an effective Cloud strategy to secure a successful approach.   

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