Has your small business migrated to the cloud computing? Soon, 92% of all workloads will be cloud-borne and driven by IoT and Big Data. By 2020, IoT, analytics and data will run 22% of all business workloads. Projected traffic from data centres to end users looks at an increase by 275 times and this is only growing. This data suggests that businesses are adopting the cloud because it enables for greater deployments of their workload.
38% of enterprise infrastructure technology decision-makers are building private clouds. 32% of businesses are using the public cloud and the remaining will implement it by 2017 end. Therefore, your small business must integrate, migrate your services to the cloud to experience smoother business operations.
Ashok Sethi, Global Information Officer at Re:Sources explains, “Cloud, big data and business intelligence are becoming essential part of the organisation because of the ways they operate, make decisions and offer a competitive edge. Hence, it is important to ensure that all CIOs help in delivering results by managing IT processes and enable people to achieve goals.”
What is Cloud Computing?
The Cloud consists of a huge network of servers that provide seamless services and storage facilities. With Google and Facebook’s adoption, your business is due for an update. On the growth and emergence of Cloud Computing for businesses, Rostow Ravanan, CEO at Mindtree said, “Cloud computing and big data have immense potential to drive business growth and innovation. Hence, it’s vital that CIOs understand how technology supports innovation and adds to the ROI of the firm.” Let’s look at the trends you need to know and possibly, implement in 2017.
9 Cloud Computing Trends to expect in 2017:
1. Cloud Cost Containment
Companies will have to use cloud containers to manage software code specially those developed for cloud apps. By early 2017, all public and private clouds will use Linux containers. This creates challenges for companies that create microservices. Consequently, companies must review security, monitoring and networking issues. All programmes developed on cloud applications will use containers as a standard practice. Most of all, developers use containers to create microservices.
2. Lift and Shift Cloud Apps
All businesses must refactor apps to run on public cloud systems. This lift and shift migration can prove costly initially. But, with the acceleration of cloud migration, costs will come down with bulk application migrations. These lift and shift programs can replicate your program on the cloud and you can check if it works.
3. Hyperconverge of private clouds
Through private cloud hyperconvergence, your business will be able to improve the cloud implementation flow. This will enable integration of computing, networking, and virtualisation functionality in all hardware systems. Your business can improve scalability, speed of deployment, efficiency, security and cheaper capital expenditure. Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions provide pre-integrated computer and storage resources for a faster cloud implementation.
4. Move Enterprise apps to Public Clouds
With Enterprise Clouds, developers create, provision and host on Public Clouds. As a result, you will experience increased agility for business-driven data that would drive innovation and increase cost savings. Additionally, companies can stop all on-premise infrastructure with this approach and this will provide support for clouds in their hybrid state.
5. Increased Security
As most businesses move towards the cloud, there will be a slew of more publicised breaches. It becomes important to take the most recent security precautions. Cloud Security Services involves businesses in testing security and sensitising users on information regarding secure access and data encryption.
6. Cloud Architecture
With the development and migration of existing services to the cloud, organisations have to set standards for this integration. A Public Cloud enables all application elements that are configured and connected. Additionally, a successfully developed cloud with the right architectural skills will enable successful migrations.
7. Hybrid Cloud Management
All Hybrid Clouds will require an audit function to ensure that all services are fit for its intended purpose. These clouds can monitor, check and manage in-house and third party contracts. Also, your small business can clearly define the services managed and served by the cloud.
8. Manage Multiple Cloud Providers
Organisations commonly use several cloud providers that enable service integration, management, and monitoring of all services. This results in several escalations in terms of incident and problem control and management. Furthermore, your organisation will have to review the asset management of devices and infrastructure with Service Integration and Management software.
9. Monitor Clouds
Cloud monitoring infrastructure will be reviewed constantly and monitored as a service. In 2017, these services will prove important with multiple suppliers and ease workflow for IT service delivery. Software such as a Service (SaaS), Cloud Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) provides the perfect integration tools and services. As a result, you can monitor in-house and hosted environments.
In conclusion, these Cloud Computing Trends will help you benefit from cost saving, improved security and cloud monitoring services. Therefore, your small business must continue to develop, engage and integrate services on the cloud.