The pandemic in 2020 and its aftereffects in 2021 served as a catalyst for the adoption of cloud especially for use cases such as collaboration, remote work, and new digital services to support a hybrid workforce. During times of uncertainty, the cloud’s resilience, scalability, flexibility, and speed proved valuable. What does this mean for 2022? Will we continue to see headlines about the surge in adoption of the cloud or will other technologies come to the forefront? Only time will tell. Dramatics aside, we’ve been diligently listening to our cloud partners and our clients on their cloud goals for the coming year and where they plan to deploy the investments in this space. These discussions surface some common trends that will shape cloud adoption in general while addressing the concerns of today.
In this blog, we would like to share some cloud trends for 2022 that organizations across different industries will focus on.
The surge in the use of cloud-native services
Legacy applications are migrated to the cloud after they are developed. On the other hand, cloud-native applications are built for the cloud right from the start. The surge in the use of cloud-native services will help elevate the upkeep of machines and add more velocity to building business-ready apps in a shorter time frame. A cloud-native approach will provide direct value to businesses in a way that hasn’t been possible before. Read more in our blog on Decoding the Higher Adoption of Cloud-Native Services Across Industries.
Modernization will become an integral part of any migration effort
Data Centre (DC) migration to run active workloads (lift and shift) doesn’t provide cloud benefits as intended. Migration coupled with Modernization can enhance overall operations and can improve communication & collaboration across departments. The actionable insights that an organization gains via real-time reporting helps them respond to issues faster and meet customer demands efficiently.
Edge computing to add more velocity to the end computing
Networks and infrastructure are not able to handle the unprecedented scale and complexity of data generated by connected devices. When that device data is sent to a central data center or the cloud, bandwidth, and latency problems arise. A more efficient alternative is edge computing, which processes and analyzes data closer to the point of creation. As a result, some large organizations with IoT installs are switching to cloud-based edge computing to better manage and process the large amount of data being generated by edge devices.
Investment in Talent that sure will fall short in upcoming years based on fast-moving cloud modernization efforts
Most employers today report cloud talent shortages. The skills shortage is likely to worsen dramatically because of significant shifts in required cloud skills in the coming years. In comparison to recruiting and training new staff, upskilling your existing staff on the new cloud technologies can save you time and money. It is advisable to collaborate with a partner that has certified their teams, earned cloud expertise, and achieved specialization to unlock your next level of business growth faster.
Data management and compliance to be a key focus area for large organizations
Organizations need to be sure that their cloud provider will protect against data exposure or theft. Data stewards and compliance officers responsible for adhering to regulations must have confidence that the cloud provider will also adhere to regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and others.
Enterprises that are scaling up their businesses, their infrastructure usually extends to multiple clouds. As a result, demand for Cloud Data Protection and management solutions is also rapidly increasing. In addition to that major cloud, players enable organizations the ability to control where their data is stored, giving them more control over the location of their data and overall access to that data.
These trends state the use of cloud adoption and maturity. Organizations want to focus on business and not maintaining machines. They want resiliency and agility. These trends point in the same direction and will evolve at greater rates as cloud adoption increases. Therefore, tracking these trends will help your organization to proactively plan.
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