Every time, analysts, forecasters and experts, forecast the prospects of technology in the coming years. And it is no secret that cloud computing has become the most discussed and the hot topic. Cloud has loudly declared itself in business technology. IT-directors, vendors and analysts as one, trying to have time to determine what is behind it and what leads us. To that end, I have selected some of the predictions which are likely to come true, of course, if this had not already happened. So, the following are the most likely forecast:
1. More Private Cloud Solutions
Such clouds have not completely moved to the site of the customer or consumer, in other words, they are not “on-premises clouds”. But they also are not public. The following years, the tendency was to the formation of an increasing number of private clouds, but driven by someone else, so-called “off-premises clouds”. In addition, such an approach would be cheaper. Only well-protected isolated private clouds can meet all the necessary requirements. The original company’s commitment to its own cloud infrastructure was severely limited and time-consuming with a lot of investment, and while virtual private clouds provide sufficient effective solution for some organizations.
2. Cloud And Mobile Technologies Merge Together
This is an interesting hypothesis. The existence of many projects due to the cloud just need a mobile access to remote data and services. Almost certainly, for each, there is a cloud infrastructure connected to it with a mobile application that can flexibly respond to requests of mobile clients and deal with heavy traffic. By the way, almost every SaaS application currently has a mobile client that is also a proof of the plausibility of this model.
3. New PCs Own Cloud
Experts at Gartner predicts that personal cloud will gradually displace conventional personal computers, taking on the role of content storage, personal information, providing access to services and becoming the center of our virtual life (by the way, they can still retain the name of the personal computer). The emergence and spread of such private custom cloud will entail the creation of entirely new services, trends and interactions that will become the new center of economic relations and activities. Personal clouds should shift the focus from the client devices to the cloud-based services, which, in turn, has to be delivered to a variety of devices.
4. Increasing The Number Of Brokers Of Cloud Services
Gartner predicts that more and more IT-companies will take on the role of internal brokers in cloud services, controlling the redundancy and the use of diverse and always complex cloud services for their internal users and external business partners.
5. The Growing Number Of Specialized Clouds And Community Clouds
One needs only to refer to the cloud infrastructures, created especially for highly specialized areas such as healthcare, core banking, financial markets, retail sales and industry. This kind of clouds will provide each of the areas of specialized protection, processes, and will also meet other special requirements of each industry. The specific requirements of each industry will increasingly be met with community clouds. A striking example can serve the growing demands of the standards of storage and data protection related to health care. Another example – community clouds in the telecommunications industry to ensure compliance with all standards of disaster recovery.
6. Planned A Serious Lack Of Staff And Expertise
IDC warns about an impending shortage of skills and experience that will emerge as the hallmark of innovation, but at the same time, it will limit the introduction of technology in the workplace. Complicating the issue further is the fact that the attraction of cloud computing comes from different lines of business. The inaccessibility of relevant training and experience is also exacerbated by an increase in the needs of different departments in IT. IT-team very soon cease to be a team of system administrators, network managers, developers and database administrators, and will also include the management and service delivery, contract managers, relationship managers (both with clients and with partners) and business analysts.
7. The Disappearance Of The “Cloud” As A Terms
In the end, we stop everything and everyone to call the clouds and begin a more realistic assessment that falls under this concept and what does not. Every company with the word “cloud” in the title will try to change the brand… How many companies with the terms “Internet” and “client / server” in their names you see today? It is ridiculous-sounding names that end in “aaS”, will suffer the same fate. What do you think? How many of these trends are realistic?
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