5 Predictions For Cloud Computing in 2015
Over the past decade, technology has been advancing right before our eyes. The Cloud, in particular, has changed the way companies do business, without a doubt for the better. According to Gartner, Cloud computing is expected to reach $250 billion by 2017. Curious to see what will happen in 2015? Well, here are 5 predictions that we are expecting to see in the world of Cloud Computing.
1. The Hybrid Hype
More than 50% of businesses will be using Hybrid clouds by 2017 (Gartner). The Hybrid Cloud allows companies to access the Cloud on and off premises, therefore businesses are able to take advantage on having the best of both worlds. Each day, more and more businesses are jumping on the Hybrid Cloud because of its reputation of having excellent performance, scalability as well as being cost efficient.
2. Successful in the SaaS
SaaS (software as a service) will be getting out of its comfort zone real quick. Instead of SaaS working with companies such as WorkDay and Salesforce.com, the future of SaaS is looking to extend to market businesses involving manufacturing, financial services, health care, etc. Word has it that SaaS vendors may join hands with the Hybrid world, and eventually join an on-premise market, therefore SaaS will not only cater exclusively to public clouds.
See also: Private Virtual Servers
Approximately 49 million applications will be on the Cloud by 2016, according to Global Technology Outlook: Cloud 2014. If 2016 is already looking promising, one can speculate what that means for 2015, as businesses continue to develop and become are more attracted to the Cloud each day. (Source)
While 2014 was popular for mobile computing, the convergence of client and cloud technology solutions will be on the rise in 2015. Synchronizing applications and content onto mobile devices, laptops and computers will become more and more popular in the near future. “Cloud is the new style of elastically scalable, self-service computing, and both internal applications and external applications will be built on this new style,” said David Cearley, vice president & Gartner Fellow. Clearley goes onto explain, “While network and bandwidth costs may continue to favor apps that use the intelligence and storage of the client device effectively, coordination and management will be based in the Cloud.”
5. Security in 2015
While businesses realize that security cannot promise 100% protection, 2015 will allow companies to focus on protecting their data by allowing them to add multilayers of security. This upcoming year, companies will be able to apply a more-refined risk assessment in order to protect their data. Gartner explains, “Security-aware application design, dynamic and static application security testing, and runtime application self-protection combined with active context-aware and adaptive access controls are all needed in today’s dangerous digital world. This will lead to new models of building security directly into applications. Perimeters and firewalls are no longer enough; every app needs to be self-aware and self-protecting.”
So there’s no time like the present to take your company to the Cloud, before you get left behind.