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The happenings of this year have turned the forecasts made about 2020 on their head. Although some of the trends in industries such as supply chain and logistics have suffered the most due to coronavirus, cloud computing has continued to define how companies work as most operations have shifted to remote environments. The adoption of cloud computing is promising to increase productivity and reduce operations costs by ensuring a limited investment in infrastructure and office space. With the rise of technologies such as AI, IoT, and blockchain, the cloud is expected to improve substantially. For the coming year, here are some cloud computing trends that will change the existing enterprise set up.

  • Multi-cloud platforms will remove barriers between providers

Currently, the biggest challenge among the public cloud service providers, such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, among others, with regard to the services they offer, is interoperability. These organizations have projected themselves as having the potential to cover the cloud, data, and compute requirements on one platform.  While this is still the case, the industry is increasingly calling for the increased adoption of hybrid or multi-cloud environments, that allows infrastructure to be deployed across different models. With these calls, there is a possibility of new entrants who will come up with innovations that will simplify the process and linkage between cloud service providers.

  • There will be an increased adoption by digital natives

From 2021, millennials will make the largest number of employees across different industries, making a total of as high as 75 percent. With the changes currently taking place in workplaces occasioned by the adoption of technology, most of which are geared towards building a digital workplace, cloud computing is expected to be among the technologies that will be largely adopted. Cloud computing will be adopted more to improve productivity among employees.

  • Kubernetes will be increasingly deployed

For years now, containers have been the most preferred approach for application development among public cloud service providers. Many organizations prefer this approach due to its ‘Build It Today And Use It Always’ potential. The rise of Kubernetes has increased the adoption and use of containers by private clouds too. From now on, many new services will be deployed. According to Gartner, most organizations will use two or more centralized resources from 2023. This advancement will be seen from 2021 going forward as organizations position themselves for this adoption.

  • Cloud computing will take advantage of AI to improve efficiency and speed

Artificial intelligence is a technology that can no longer be ignored by any industry. With cloud computing, AI is one of the key enablers of various capabilities that will improve service provision throughout 2021. As cloud-as-a-service users and platforms rise, information about the target market, customer preferences, and other usability tools will be needed to address customer needs. Machine learning functions such as language processing and big data analytics will present an opportunity for companies to reach customers and offer what they need to succeed in the competitive landscape. From 2021, AI algorithms will play a critical role in enhancing decision-making among cloud service providers who want to make the right choices based on the needs of the customer.

Generally, as we move into the future, new technologies keep coming up to fill the traditional gaps that cannot match the rising and often changing customer demands. As a new generation becomes increasingly take control of the workplaces, new options will need to be considered. One of the solutions is the development of technologies that will power the dreams of the next workforce.

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