Due to the fact that the major responsibility of Chief Information Officer is keeping on developing, 2019 is a year when they have to face with a lot of pressure to offer efficient IT methods meeting the demand of everyone from customers to employees.
According to research, more than 50 percent of IT expenses will be based on cloud in this current year, which is going to reach more than 60 percent of technology spending within the next two years.
IT engineers need to take cloud computing into their consideration as an inevitable factor. To conclude, they should balance the efficiency of the most advanced cloud technology while paying attention to safety of services. This article is presenting some major trends in cloud computing that users should make a preparation for in this year.
1. The big increase of cloud services and its solutions
In 2019, there will a big leap for more cloud services and solutions and you can see the figures below to be more clear.
First of all, the solution Software as a Service will reach a higher rate by 18 percent by 2020, according to the research from Bain and Company.
Secondly, when it comes to Platform as a Service, the investment made for this solution will also jump from just over 32 percent in 2016 to more than 50 percent in this year. This solution is developing more quickly than other cloud platforms.
Another solution is Infrastructure as a Service, which is estimated to reach about 70 billion dollars within the next two years. The figure is predicted by Gartner. In the future, we can witness more and more companies adopting the efficiency of cloud computing services.
2. Quantum Computing is making a closer move to users
The cloud vendor IBM is keeping on competing with Microsoft, Google and Intel, which are the most competitive players setting up the very first quantum computer. This solution is able to provide such valuable technological abilities as seamless data encryption, dealing with intricate medical issues, predicting weather conditions and so on by making use of artificial intelligence.
The thoughts about quick and reliable quantum computer are not new to us, which first existed a decade ago, yet the latest events prove that it is moving closer to users.
Three years ago, IBM started to provide users with quantum computing as a new cloud service. And Samsung was among the pioneers beginning to test this update.
After that, the partnership between Alibaba and the Chinese Academy of Sciences made another closer step to quantum computing. This is another fast cloud computer, which is only behind the one from IBM.
Of course, in the future, the market for quantum computing will be extremely quicker than our expectations. More precisely, it is predicted that this market will be worth about 2 billion dollars in the next five years and reaching up to 8 billion dollars in 2027.
On the other hand, the market is also getting really crowded. There have been a wide variety of businesses making a jump into the competition. For instance, a company located in Canada already started to sell quantum computers. Also, there are a lot of other businesses which are on their way of improving quantum computing algorithms, apps and so on.
In conclusion, we are going to witness an unbelievable increase of the adoption of quantum computing in the current year and in the next few years.
3. More and more companies will decide to go for hybrid cloud solutions
Moving totally to the cloud environment could be so difficult than you think. This is the reason why hybrid cloud options would be more attractive currently. Thanks to the hybrid cloud options, businesses can make a move to the cloud effectively without many challenges while the cost is really reasonable. In this year, more and more businesses will opt for a hybrid cloud option that will let them have approach to the benefits of cloud solutions easily.
According to a cloud survey conducted in 2016, an entrepreneur making use of the cloud may have approach to at least six different clouds. The clouds may be a mixture of both private and public clouds. In this technological stage, IT officers should take both gifts and drawbacks of cloud into consideration before deciding which solutions would be valuable options for their companies.
4. Cloud safety will get more challenging due to General Data Protection Regulation
Obviously, safety has always been a big problem when it comes to cloud technology and the problem is getting more serious with GDPR. With just a first look at the benefits offered by cloud computing, a big number of companies started to adopt it without any attention to safety and security.
From the research of Gartner, almost all vulnerabilities founded will be caused by safety as well as IT experts. What is more, in this year, companies will face with a harder responsibility that makes sure their data practices will comply with the GDPR demands.
Controlled by digital transformation, people will witness more and more companies making a jump into the cloud environment. As a consequence, more and more challenges related to safety will also grow.
By 2020, it is estimated that about 83 percent of workloads will be managed in the cloud environment with 41 percent of which operating on public cloud and 22 percent running on hybrid cloud.
What is more, complying under GDPR is not easy at all. According to figures from recent surveys, only about 12 percent of IT companies know how GDPR will have influences on their cloud adoption. It means that companies making use of cloud services could face with more challenges in the future.
To sum up, the IT engineers are going to deal with more problems than before to be more competitive when it comes to technology. They should ensure before making investment to anything.