32% of IT budgets will be dedicated solely for cloud technology by 2021, said Forbes. Cloud computing has become a significant part of the modern-age tech ecosystem. Cloud is going through a tremendous evolution at an unimaginable pace. It can be assumed that the world would witness a whole load of exciting use-cases as and when the disruptive technologies get combined with the cloud to offer smarter solutions.
Having said that, It is crucial to keep an eye on trends to stay updated on what’s buzzing in the industry. To help you future-proof your business, here are some of the popular cloud computing trends that you must know in 2021.
Top 6 Cloud Computing Trends 2021
#1. Role And Power Of Public Cloud, Hybrid, And Multi-Cloud
Leading public cloud vendors like AWS have cemented its dominance in the cloud market whereas Azure and GCP will expand their sway across multiple sectors of the global economy. As per IDC, Half of the enterprises in India will be operating in a hybrid multi cloud environment by 2021.
Some of the major changes that can take place include Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to grow in public cloud revenue share, cloud platforms will turn more hybrid, edge computing will drive hybrid cloud adoption and security strategies will become pivotal to the cloud-native ecosystem.
#2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) To Grow By Leaps And Bounds
Worldwide spending on Artificial Intelligence is expected to grow multifold in 2021 as AI has the power and potential to make organizations more insight-driven. IT professionals leverage the cloud to create machine learning models with a large set of data applied to a particular algorithm.
The combination of AI and Machine Learning with cloud make organizations more strategic, robust, and insight-driven to achieve agility in the cloud like never before. Cloud seems crucial as and when IT professionals generate machine learning models with data applied to an algorithm.
#3. Augmented Reality (AR) Cloud To Transform Immersive Experiences
AR Cloud unifies and blends digital and physical worlds to transcend immersive experiences to the next level. It will infuse meaning into every object in the real world. In 2021, It will be heavily used across verticals like training and education, real estate, travel, healthcare, retail, music streaming, social messaging and more.
The AR cloud can revolutionize immersive technology. Organizations are increasingly turning towards AR to conduct training sessions to make their employees better support cloud growth.
#4. FaaS For Unmatched Business Benefits
The Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) market size is estimated to reach USD 7.72 billion by 2021. Developers are turning towards the FaaS platforms for coding to realize cost saving benefits as they provide relatively simple methods for coding unlike monolithic architectures.
FaaS facilitates customers to develop and manage app functionalities without having to maintain the infrastructure. FaaS provides benefits like auto-scaling of codes, robust code delivery, cost-effectiveness, better security posture, and easy deployment.
#5. Cloud-Native For Digital Disruption
Cloud-native is a new wave of digital disruption. In 2021, Organizations that run new apps in Containers or Kubernetes are aggressively adopting cloud native infrastructures.
Cloud-native apps have evolved to be unimaginably efficient in the cloud. They are designed to capitalize on the potential of cloud-native infrastructure and provide a scalable app layer that delivers powerful customer experience.
It is the future of app development as it has the ability to transform an idea into production in no time. This technology would continue to power digital-transformation strategies.
#6. Cloud Security To Become The Top-Most Priority
The year 2021 can expect more sophisticated practical applications of Machine Learning (ML) for cloud security to evaluate security configurations. ML can be used for data classification, malware detection, automated reasoning, identity and access management. Organizations would try to integrate security into the development pipelines and cloud service providers would come up with more sophisticated strategies to bolster data security in the cloud.
Some of the up-and-coming attacks that the industry can expect in 2021 include data science tool attacks, bots to adversely impact cloud legacy assets, preemptive defence, abuse in open source, and security challenges associated with kubernetes.
To sum up, one can expect more sophisticated applications of cloud in the year 2021. We are already witnessing a lot of technological advancements day in day out. The COVID-19 pandemic has made organizations turn towards cloud technology to stay ahead of the competitors. As you have seen in the trends, Public, Hybrid and Multi cloud, AI, AR, FaaS will gain huge momentum in the coming years.
Cloud-native adoption for app development will see an upturn and cloud security will take the front seat by becoming the top-most priority. On that note, one can safely assume that the cloud technology has a lot to witness in 2021!