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Future Of Cloud

Cloud technology will become increasingly instrumental for corporate digital transformation. Innovative cloud-based Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions will be delivered as an overlay service that connects teams and external parties.

Cloud Technology will be evolving to have user interfaces that are more like social platforms. A SaaS application that feels like a social network will increase user engagement.

The primary change in cloud technology this year will be significant increase in the use of machine learning in fraud detection and security services.

Technology Managers will be looking to deploy the same security in the cloud as in on-premises, and to be able to securely connect the on-premises and cloud components.

In the next few quarters we will be moving to more specialized cloud products allowing us to utilize best of breed offerings.

Cloud Technology will have much more emphasis on security in future, as the awareness of the possibility of breaches have become a huge focus in the world of IT.

We will see a rapid adoption of directory service functionality in the cloud. With more applications being utilized there, it makes sense to move or replicate security in the cloud.

Cloud services have been widely adopted by SMB’s with great success, reducing costs and increasing productivity – 2016 will be the year of large enterprises moving to the cloud and realizing these benefits.

Future of Cloud looks very bright based on continued ubiquity and scale driven by microservices and the increased emphasis on security as consumers become more savvy about the precarious nature of their data.

Hybrid cloud computing will continue to be a popular option and grow at a faster pace. As enterprises move to the cloud, IT teams and operations personnel are evaluating their options.

Businesses have to make a concentrated effort on integration, policy standardisation, operations, cross-provider provisioning and end-user empowerment to implement a successful hybrid cloud strategy.

The hybrid model of on and off-premises is imminent. It provides business with all the strengths of both on-premise organisation as well as the convenience of the cloud model.

This year we will see more service providers (Hosting Companies ) adopt technology that will allow them to compete more effectively in the world of public clouds (Amazon) by brokering IaaS for clients between the on premise and Public Cloud Worlds.

In the next 6 months, companies like ours will be trying to build our applications using containers such as Docker in order to better leverage cloud computing.

As the maturation of containers continues to recapitulate the evolution of virtualization, many of the security issues inherent with the approach may be addressed by Docker and some third parties.

 

Cloud Native Apps will become the norm. Barriers to entering the cloud are disappearing. Movement to Cloud Data Storage will lead exploration to other cloud features.

Cloud is already disruptive and hardware solutions (across all industries) will continue to be effected. Business intelligence will continue to help highlight inefficiencies and insights where organizations can improve upon.

IT departments will show a significant increased interest in SDWAN to replace their MPLS network.

Cloud Technology will continue gaining ground, and makes sense long-term. But many companies can’t yet discount on-premise – whether for greater security, pre-existing infrastructure, or data growing too quickly for cloud.

A major breach of a public cloud will cause businesses to slow the pace of adoption. Until security catches up with innovation, businesses are playing Russian roulette with their data.

We’ve moved beyond why. We understand that Big Data in the cloud will power change in every industry. Now IT has to identify solutions needed to manage big data safely and efficiently as these large, new data sets push the cloud forward.

Two things i) more tools to facilitate hybrid migration to the cloud and ii) more security features and options, both in an attempt attract new markets, i.e finance.

Cloud tech companies will offer broader features that supplement their core products. Customers don’t want to pay more vendors; they want to get more from ones they already trust.

I see data privacy and security incidents involving the cloud escalate. Companies are moving to the cloud in a herd mentality without fully considering the privacy and security risks.

As more data goes online and the need for better security increases, we will see a greater push towards biometric based ID authentication such as voice recognition.

Driven by security concerns, alternatives to the public cloud for Big Data will grow. “Analytics in a box” solutions will enable use of Hadoop software/server clusters in a private cloud.

Ironically, the biggest change in cloud technology will be driven by language, rather than innovation. The phrase ‘cloud technology’ will disappear, as people will assume that all technology is cloud-based.

I predict that the cloud industry will experience exponential growth in the next year in order to meet the demands of the mobile worker. Cloud provides needed flexibility for businesses.

What’s next is a new wave of applications that combine cloud-based analytics with customer data from CRM systems and from the Internet of Things.

The primary change is the expanded use of new virtualisation technologies such as Docker, which are increasing the speed with which new systems can be deployed and reducing the costs of using cloud infrastructure.