The events and changes in the business world throughout 2020 have given their contribution to the technology-related predictions for 2021, such as cloud computing trends. In the past few years, the cloud has become the backbone of the business transformation and IT infrastructure modernization.
A confluence of existing factors driving cloud transition has been further accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, because during these uncertain times, business operations and remote work depend mainly on cloud computing.
In 2021, it is predicted that the rate of cloud computing will accelerate as more businesses get to grips with adopting cloud models to adapt in certain situations.
Therefore, what are the emerging cloud computing trends to watch in 2021? Let us take a look at these following predictions:
1. Using artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in cloud computing
As far as technology develops, AI is one of solutions that companies rely on to help them adapt to new situations. In 2021, it is predicted that AI tools are being used to deliver more value on existing cloud computing platforms and improve the efficiency and speed of it.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers are adding AI to provide greater functionality to users. For example, AI in SaaS will help businesses identify patterns in data and provides actionable insights to improve future business strategy.
2. Hybrid and on-premise cloud solutions will become more popular
Choosing between a private, public or hybrid cloud has proved challenging for some companies. Each option offers its own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to performance, security, and flexibility.
However, as cloud ecosystems have matured, many cloud providers will find that every company has their own unique needs. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for different companies. Cloud service providers will provide flexibility for user to pick and choose the services, in the form of individual services that suit the needs of each user.
For example, they let them user to utilize public cloud to provide content delivery, while storing and processing customer data in private cloud or on-premise.
3. Working on virtual cloud desktops
Throughout 2020, the number of remote workers are increasing because of the pandemic. With those increasing number, the needs of cloud-based solutions are also increasing, and virtual cloud desktop becomes one of the lists.
Virtual cloud desktops are preconfigured images of operating systems and applications in which the desktop environment is separated from the physical device used to access it. Your employees can access all your business applications from any device and from anywhere. In the use of virtual cloud desktops, organizations can take advantage of subscriptions for the time their employees spend working at their machines. By utilizing this service, organization can eliminate the cost of hardware updates and redundant technology.
In practice, besides cost efficiency, using virtual cloud desktop can increase productivity across a workforce by ensuring all employees are using up to date and synchronized technology. For security issues, virtual cloud desktop also provides better security as all devices are managed in a centralized way. Therefore, there is no need to ensure employees on the network are following best security practice.
Throughout 2021. It is predicted that those cloud computing trends will grow at speed because more businesses will adopt cloud-based business model to make them operate in a more efficient way and align with the situation, they do not have to depend on just one place or one system.
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