We are living in an environment that is dynamically evolving. It is true that the market needs creativity in fuel and introduces new changes to business paradigms. This is why the COVID pandemic was a major disruptive trigger in 2020. During turbulent times, cloud technologies have come through to support companies worldwide by providing them with much-needed flexibility and agility. The provision of on-demand computing resources over the internet and on a pay-as-you-go basis is cloud computing in technical terminology.
Such services can range from cloud applications to data storage to data processing. Cloud also provides versatile IT tools that allow quick time to market and the opportunity to experiment, neglecting all possible stress. It has now gone a long way through various points, including edge, serverless, grid and utility computing, application services provision, and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Cloud purists have also predicted new trends in cloud adoption this year.
Let’s take a look at some of the latest cloud technology and services predicted to dominate in 2021.
- Cloud Migration Services
The relentless demand for data integration to make data-driven choices pushes businesses to opt for platforms that can help them accomplish the same. Migration to cloud platforms gained traction to support work from home culture and cater to data storage requirements. This was done as a pandemic forced companies to rethink their IT policy and adopt digital technology. This year will see the continuation of enterprise computing tools to the cloud too.
The market for cloud migration services is becoming popular among SMEs and big companies. Cloud vendors will create new reward schemes to promote more cloud migration services. Besides, the delivery of on-demand scalable cloud models serves as an impetus for businesses searching for cost savings and business expertise due to cloud functionality.
- Hybrid Cloud
The best attribute of the hybrid cloud is that it is neither too expensive nor labor-intensive. This implies the possibility of cloud migration without refactoring, the consolidation of data centers, and the use of seasonal and cyclical capacity. Besides, organizations can deploy and manage virtual machine-based applications on the same infrastructure as containerized cloud-native applications with a hybrid cloud. It is done while maintaining the ability to use the public cloud for situations of failure. Therefore, it is fair to say that in 2021, companies will begin to formalize the architecture of hybrid clouds.
- Cloud-Native Services
Cloud migration works to replicate old-world applications and architectures, and businesses need to embrace a ‘cloud-native’ mindset to reap benefits for new cloud technologies. Cloud-native is a strategy for building and running apps that exploit the delivery model of cloud computing. The future of cloud application development is cloud-native, providing greater agility, speed of innovation, and lower IT costs. Unlike the on-site software architecture of monoliths, these apps are modular. Also, for both public and private clouds, cloud-native architecture is appropriate.
Cloud-Native helps companies by eliminating restrictions and shortening the road to business value. It controls the security and compliance of the cloud and also offers real-time notifications for problem area identification. Besides, native cloud products are continuous, comprehensive, and provide automated but precise risk assessment. As of 2021, cloud-native products will reshape the entire software development lifecycle. It will facilitate the information industry’s transformation and update and become a modern interface for cloud computing.
- Microservices and Containers
Microservices and containers will also increase in demand with the widespread use of cloud-native platforms. Microservice is a software design approach where an application is broken down into a distributed series of loosely coupled resources. Small teams, independent of other functions and communicating only through public interfaces, create these single-function services. As a popular choice for running applications for microservices, containers achieve the operating system’s virtualization by “containing” only what an autonomous operating system needs. Executables, code, libraries, or files may be any of these. Each microservice’s data is self-contained and permanent, indicating that they are not modified but rather substituted, maintaining the API. There will be significant rises this year in the latest microservices that developers are deploying.
Thanks to its scalability, microservices are drivers of new, increased cloud-native adoption in speed and agility. They can all be independently deployed by running microservices in separate containers. Moving to container-based microservices would result in finer-grained execution environments, better cohabitation of modules, along faster initialization and execution. Therefore, in recent times, with developers planning for long-term usability and scalability of their application, microservices in containers would gain popularity.