Ever since digital transformation took off, cloud computing has become one of the most promising technologies for this generation. From the past two decades, it has been continually evolving and is speculated to be one of the most sought for technologies in the future. In a short span of time, cloud computing has become a huge trend in different sectors like cyber-security, retail, IT, etc. Its outstanding features like scalability, robustness, and cost-efficiency help organizations attain maximum productivity.
While 2019 saw a major number of organizations adopting cloud technology to smoothen their operations, 2020 is expected to witness a series of key developments that will further revolutionize the cloud technology. Since we are still witnessing the evolution of cloud computing, there is a lot to be seen in the arena of cloud technology.
Let us take a quick look at the three key trends for 2020: -
One of the most preferable cloud models for 2020 is the hybrid cloud. According to International Data Incorporation (IDC), more than 90 percent of global enterprises want to migrate to multi or hybrid considering its larger scope for the future. This cloud model is preferred by enterprises of all scales across industries as it ensures an easy and affordable solution for processing higher-volume data. Even though the increased adoption of cloud has made a mark, the security in hybrid cloud remains a challenge in the market. But 2020 will seem to have a better solution for a seamless hybrid experience for organizations and users.
Serverless computing gained huge popularity in 2019 with its keys benefits like cost-efficiency and greater agility. This computing allows users to pay-as-you-go with a relatively lower pricing model and is being widely used by small and medium enterprises. A recent report from Gartner said that more than 20 percent global enterprises will like to adopt serverless computing for 2020. One of the major challenges that had impacted the adoption of serverless this year was the lack of tools and frameworks. Currently, the cloud providers just have tools and frameworks for development, testing, debugging, and deployment of serverless computing, which is expected to be enhanced further for its overall upgrade in 2020. Some of the key differentiators of serverless like its ability to start to zero, and not charge the customer for idle time, will see a change in techniques to minimize risks.
Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizing Cloud
Artificial intelligence (AI) gives companies the ability to automate and manage their processes without scaling and aligning with the changing needs of the business. The difference with AI comes from the strategic application of core competencies within AI, such as machine learning, system recognition, and intelligent robotics. These capabilities help unlock new value from structured and unstructured, internal and external data. 2020 will see key developments with automation and Natural Language Processing (NLP), according to the recent research by IBM. While automation will make cloud faster and quicker in its processing, NLP will play a key role in enabling AI systems to converse, debate and solve problems using everyday language. The customer experience will be improved as the providers will use an AI-based interface to interact with consumers. In conclusion, cloud computing will see a series of key developments in future years that will revolutionize the way it works.