5 Cloud Computing Trends in 2020

5 Cloud Computing Trends in 2020

As 2020 comes to an end, we can look back on the year’s biggest cloud computing trends. These trends will likely continue to grow in the next few years, as we see widespread use of cloud computing and its peripheral features and services.

1.    Edge Computing

With the growing implementation of cloud technology, services have begun to be weighed down. As a result, many cloud service providers have started to used edge computing.

Cloud servers are centralized, which can cause issues for those located farther away from a data center. Additionally, users are reliant on their network bandwidth and cloud provider’s resources.

Cloud edges are established to ease the burden on the central data center. Edges are localized data centers with powerful servers and fast storage. They can be used to offset the load of applications. With edge centers, users can see faster processing, lower latency, and nearly instantaneous data transfers.

2.    Cloud Automation

Another way that providers are relieving some of the load on cloud systems is with automation. By automating infrastructure, software development, and software releases, the system can function more efficiently.

3.    Industry Optimized Clouds

Many industries, like healthcare, finance, and legal, have specific requirements for their technology. Cloud providers have begun offering tailor-made cloud platforms for those types of organizations.

Rather than handling the responsibility and complexity of industry compliance themselves, organizations can offload those duties to their cloud service provider. Users can ensure they are still adhering to their industry requirements without operating the technology themselves.

4.    Cloud Agnostic Strategy

A cloud-agnostic strategy has a user’s cloud services spread out through different providers. This practice reduces the risk of downtime or prolonged outages to protect a business’s network from disaster. Additionally, it can also improve the return of investment, security, and performance of the cloud network.

5.    Containerization

Containerization has become increasingly popular. Many providers now offer container application engines as consumable cloud services.

Containers quickly deploy containers of applications directly on top of the cloud application layer. This way, users can have more efficient portability between platforms.

This practice can also improve security, scalability, and application load times for users. Containers are a smart way to effectively deploy multiple applications at once.

Final Thoughts

The trends that we saw in 2020 will continue to grow over the next several years. Cloud computing is becoming more and more widely used, and with it comes more options for optimizing cloud systems.

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