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7 Hot Cloud Computing Trends

With all business moving to Cloud, there is tough competition between the Cloud service providers as well. As the market is fairly new & the potential is huge, the service providers are moving at a quick pace to Cloud Model. There was a time when AWS was the lone service provider, but gone are those days as Microsoft Azure is gaining market rapidly. To increase the customer base, we can hope to see the below trends gaining popularity in near future:

1) Hyper-converged Infrastructure supporting Cloud

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) will help the service providers to keep up with the growth rate as this kind of architecture will help to services providers to meet the dynamic requirements of the customers & to speed up the scalability features. This kind of architecture will be much faster than the conventional architecture & with the world moving towards automation quicker processing will be the key for any business, which HCI will be able to support effectively.

2) Lift-And-Shift Cloud Migration Model

The advanced lift-and-shift tools, made available by the Cloud service providers, are making the life of the organizations a lot easier when compared to the traditional Lift-and-shift approach. We can expect to see a rise in the usage of these lift-and-shift migration tools, which will enable them to migrate from one Cloud to another without any impact on their business.

3) Stronger Cloud Role in Enterprise IT teams

The IT teams within the organizations have started to do the feasibility study to map the Business requirements to Cloud Computing, so that they can build a Business case around it, with all the pros & cons well defined & documented. This will help them to convince the business for migrating from the traditional business model to Cloud computing. This is kind of an absolutely new role for the IT teams in the organizations, way apart from their regular BAU responsibilities.

4) Container-as-a-Service Model

In this service model, the services for are bundled in the form of a container & provided to the uses for executing the applications. Hence, customers need to subscribe only for the containers based on their requirements. This service model has added one more level of customization within cloud computing, as a result of which it is quickly gaining popularity as well.

5) Run Majority of Workloads in Cloud

As the businesses are realizing the benefits of Low Risk & High Stability, more & more business are getting attracted towards the Cloud Computing. For any business, the Return on Interest (ROI) plays a critical role in any kind of financial decision. As the business realizes that just by paying for the service, they can get rid of the overheads like Maintenance, Facility Management, Contract Management, Vendor Management etc. the expense is worth enough to shed.

6) Running Applications in Multiple Clouds

As per any typical customer, the customers of Cloud Computing are also not very confident about running the complete set of applications on a Cloud provided by a single provider. They rather prefer to run applications on multiple Clouds parallelly to run the live applications & the test environments.

7) Overall Cloud Challenges Declining

With the boom in the Cloud Computing in last few years, the industry struggled to have the right kind of resources equipped with the required skill sets like Expertise & Security. People have now started getting their skills upgraded accordingly and the resource pool is now large enough, if not abundant, to ensure that the organizations can hire the trained resources as per their requirements.


Natasha is a Content Manager at SpringPeople. She has been in the edu-tech industry for 7+ years. With a aim to provide the best bona fide information on tech trends, she is associated with SpringPeople. SpringPeople is a global premier training provider for high-end and emerging technologies, methodologies and products. Partnered with parent organizations behind these technologies, SpringPeople delivers authentic and most comprehensive training on related topics.


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