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Cloud Trends for 2020

The emergence of cloud trends changed the way enterprises did business in the recent past. Now, the cloud not only seems to be ‘new normal’ but also continues to be the fastest-growing segment in the enterprise IT. It is predicted that in a couple of years from now, cloud data centers will process as much as 95% total workloads. In a nutshell, the rapid march of the cloud continues further.

The likely to be cloud trends to watch out for in 2020 are as follows

1. Cost optimization continues to be the main reason for cloud adoption

Well, cost optimization was a major factor for organizations to switch to cloud in the first place; now, the legacy applications of the cloud IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) needs to be shifted to the cloud to make them cost-effective. As the distributed-cloud services grow, cloud service providers can offer more cost-effective architecture to deliver the required performance. As a consequence, the third-party tool optimization market will witness a boost. Third-party cloud service providers will focus on high-quality solutions which maximize performance and save more at the same time.

2. Multi-cloud is the answer for vendor lock-in

Vendor lock-in continuous to be a bothering factor for enterprises dependent on the cloud. Many have already started diversifying their cloud dependency from a single vendor to multiple vendors. This is likely to see a new urgency in the light of application portability emerging as a solution. The ability to change applications across the platforms without change is called application portability. Both multi-cloud strategy and application portability aiding each other’s growth, and this will continue until substantial cloud diversification takes place where a vendor’s lockdown wouldn’t impact the operations at all.

3. Lack of skilled people delays the IaaS migration  

Lack of adequate resource persons capable of handling the IaaS migration to the cloud will delay the migration for about a year or so. The lift-and-shaft technique by the cloud companies is meant for modernization only, not for complete migrations. Lack of avenues to develop native cloud-skill became a hindrance to train and certify people faster and ensure adequate skilled people.

Consulting companies’ difficulties in finding the right talent slow down the process. System Integrators (SI) and managed service providers likely come to the rescue but on a small scale only.

4. Distributed cloud will be new normal

All cloud service providers are on a firm footing to venture into the distributed cloud network. In a couple of years, ATM-like local distributed cloud networks will be in place to serve the low-latency application requirements. Growing competition leading the service providers to reach near the businesses to offer more secure and robust services in a localized way. As the regions covered by the service providers increase the localized cloud services grow as well. So, this trend will see a steady rise in the near future. Micro-data centers will crop up in proximity to the service areas. 

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