Coming up in the last quarter of 2017, many businesses and IT executives have begun to turn their attention to the ways they can use technology to complete their 2018 objectives.
That is why we have created this list of five cloud computing trends that the most strategic businesses will be using in the coming year.
1. The Growth of Cloud Computing
Software as a service (SaaS) created a financially attractive, flexible opening for businesses and consumers to see how they liked early cloud services.
Today, there are two more branches of cloud services available, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). With the expansion of cloud solutions to the public and private sectors, we can expect to see a lot more businesses taking advantage of the simple, high-performance that the cloud can guarantee.
All three services are predicted to see growth in 2018. SaaS, in particular, is expected to have a 20.1 percent increase in usage over 2017.
2. Capacity Increases
The more cloud computing trends become an integral part of conducting business, the more data storage will have to grow to provide coverage in the coming year. To accomplish this task, many service providers will have to bring additional data centers online and maintain them with larger-capacity storage equipment.
With the current rates of growth, we can expect the world's storage capacity to double in the next year. This storage can be used by businesses that work with big data to allow them to store and perform analytics on complex data sets.
This new usage should also have the trickle-down effect of lowering the price for storage, allowing smaller businesses to increase their capacity at far better prices than 2017.
3. The Internet of Everything (IoE) Will Be the Focus
As businesses begin releasing information on their 2018 products, it has become even more apparent that IoE will be the focus for consumer products in the coming years.
Technology has been developed to go inside a wide range of products to allow them to access cloud computing software. Everything, from your refrigerator to your toaster, could soon be integrated to work with the cloud.
In 2018, for example, an air freshener that can connect to your home's smart management system to release fragrance at the optimal time will be released by Proctor and Gamble. The fact that this sophisticated technology is being applied to replace the likes of potpourri is a testament to the ubiquity of these advances.
4. The Rise of 5G
Just as our data growth is poised for an explosion with the help of cloud computing trends, consumers will be expecting better and quicker Internet connections from their network providers.
Innovations in this field could see 2018 having a huge increase in the number of companies working on a solution. Enhanced network quality will allow us to reach 5G capabilities in no time.
5. Security Challenges
Every year there are more cyber attacks. It's a reality we all must face and prepare for. As such, businesses will need to spend money on tools, such as security information and event management (SIEM).
Cloud services have a role to play here as well. They offer businesses the ability to implement complete security measures to protect their cloud content.
Prepare for New Cloud Computing Trends
Don't let your business be preyed upon. Strengthen your network and prepare for the coming of new cloud computing trends. Take the next step today with a complimentary network assessment.
Sagacent Technologies offers technology management and support, including proactive/preventative maintenance, onsite and offsite data back-ups, network and security audits, mobility solutions, disaster planning and emergency business resumption services. The company serves clients of 10 to 150 employees within the Silicon Valley region.