Cloud computing to see big changes in 2019

By Ureka   February 27, 2019 | 01:17 am PT
Cloud computing to see big changes in 2019
There will be a big development in both services and solutions of cloud computing. Photo by Shutterstock/Jirsak
It is clear that cloud services and solutions are increasingly in demand due to the growth of cloud computing.

1. There will be big growth in both cloud computing services and solutions

It is predicted that the Software as a Service solution, in which users will pay a subscription, will experience a 20 percent rise within the next two years. Google Apps, Salesforce and some others will remain the biggest cloud providers in the market with a lot of users.

The Platform as a Service solution will develop fastest among cloud platforms. More precisely, it will increase from just 32 percent in 2017 to more than 50 percent next year. Solutions of this kind offer clients a platform that helps them customize and control their apps in a simple way instead of setting up and managing the structure by themselves.

The last solution, Infrastructure as a Service, which comes with virtualized computing resources, is also predicted to expand this year. According to research, Amazon will remain the largest provider of this solution with its Amazon Web Services. Of course, it faces competition from Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine.

To sum up, 2019 will see growth in everything related to cloud computing, from the number of customers adopting the services to the number of cloud services.

2. Another trend: hybrid cloud solutions

First and foremost, it is a connection between cloud and cloud. According to some customers, they are not interested in being stuck to one cloud vendor. This is the reason why many cloud vendors are now seeking ways to link up various solutions. The most common way is to open up APIs, which is suitable for easily syncing multi-disciplinary processes and data control and linking systems and tools.

Secondly, some customers will continue to maintain their current on-premise solutions while also making use of cloud solutions so that they can personalize their own services to meet the need of their companies.

There are some core reasons for this trend. Despite the fact that some security methods are suitable for cloud services, on-premise ones are still a good option for network safety since customers can manage the data flow. Besides, the most obvious factor is the cost and return on investment.

3. Cloud storage and applications

First of all, as we can see, cloud storage is now becoming less expensive than before. This is a function of supply and demand. Supply is very high and not matched by demand though it is significant. As a result, cloud storage costs a reasonable price and is sometimes even free as providers seek to widen their market and collect precious users’ data.

Moreover, customers now do not want expensive, slow and vulnerable old cloud storage and have moved to crowdsourced storage. This solution is low-cost while offering customers a wide range of cloud advantages.

The next term is crowdsourced data. Nowadays cloud customers are fond of solutions like Google and Amazon, which provide them with free crowdsourced data for big data as well as AI apps.

Another important factor is keeping costs low. This helps customers achieve their financial goals. It is worth making an investment in cloud computing, which helps reduce infrastructure expenditure while increasing productivity.

Finally, there is severe competition between Google and Amazon, the two largest vendors, when it comes to price. Their price varies to offer customers the cheapest service as well as to dominate the market.

4. Security problems with cloud services

The more cloud services expand, the bigger the security issues. According to studies, the number of data breaches in the U.S. has seen a leap of about 30 percent since 2016. And it is predicted to rise by 37 percent this year.

It is obvious that safety and security have always been a big problem when it comes to technology. And cloud services are also facing those issues. Data breaches expose users’ sensitive information to dangerous situations. More precisely, a lot of important information like credit card numbers and identity card numbers could be stolen by attackers and fake users. People could lose a lot of money if information about bank accounts is stolen.

Google is taking some effective methods to improve safety and security with a two – step verification process. This means each customer will receive a code on their mobile phone apart from their own password to make sure their account is secure.

Research and advisory company Gartner estimates the global spending on information security to exceed $90 billion this year. Last but not least, security problems will become more serious in future meaning users can see more companies offering new options for cloud safety.

Companies also have to move into a new operating model to make the most out of cloud. Every factor from speed to automation should be taken into account to preclude unexpected problems.

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