There is little doubt that the year 2020 has been “The Year of Cloud”. A wide array of services have truly enabled businesses to sustain mission-critical operations amidst a global pandemic that has completely changed our ways.
Cloud computing technologies have proved as the mainstream enabler for enterprises when it comes to supporting a fully remote workforce. This trend is likely to continue well into 2021, rather many recent studies anticipate the momentum will grow further.
According to a study conducted by leading tech company Cisco, it is expected that 94% of global workloads will migrate to the cloud over the next couple of years or so.
Globally, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) forms the largest segment of the Cloud as a whole. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for IaaS over the next 5 years will be around 34%, which is phenomenal.
Cloud Computing Trends to Watch in 2021
In this post, we will cover some of the major cloud computing trends for the year 2021. Most technology experts believe that the current momentum that cloud services have gained in 2020 will carry over to the next calendar year as well.
Hybrid Cloud at the Forefront
In the year 2021, Hybrid Cloud will gain an even more central role. As more and more enterprises realize the flexibility and value inherent in the Cloud, we should see an increasing number of workloads find their way to the cloud.
However, enterprises may still want to retain some critical data and operations on-premise during the initial stages of their move to the cloud. Hence, a hybrid cloud will be the solution in which enterprises will use a mix of on-premise and solutions for workloads.
Multi-Cloud Adoption to rising Further
As more and more Cloud Service Providers (CSP) become increasingly integrated and interdependent, we should see a further uptick in the adoption of multi-cloud infrastructures. However, cybersecurity will be of critical importance in such scenarios.
In any multi-cloud environment, you have more than one Cloud Service Provider’s protocols to contend with. This can create security-related challenges and may also make the task of cloud security monitoring a bit more complex as well as challenging.
Cloud Security to become Paramount
Regardless of whether we are talking of hybrid or multi-cloud infrastructures, cybersecurity will increasingly become a core priority. There will be an unprecedented need for Artificial Intelligence (AI) based automated cloud security solutions.
As organizations further consolidate their reliance and application of cloud solutions, cybersecurity will have to catch up. Security tools such as user authentication, encryption, intrusion, and malware detection will gain a lot of importance.
Endpoint Security – A Top Priority
In the current work environment that’s powered by “remote work”, extending the umbrella of protection to employee endpoint devices is likely to become a top priority. Employees working from home (WFH) typically access enterprise data over vulnerable networks.
For employees working remotely, the traditional security protocols that are unique to dedicated internal networks are no more available. In such a scenario, endpoint security will become a top priority.
Leading Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like CloudFlex are already offering one of the world’s best solution for endpoint security. This solution provides matchless endpoint security to our valued users.
Disaster Recovery will be in the Cloud – DRaaS
The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the inadequacy of on-premise Disaster Recover (DR) solutions that were rendered nearly useless by the nature of this crisis. In the year 2021, it is expected that disaster recovery will move to the cloud.
According to recent studies, it is expected that in 2021, at least an additional 20% of enterprises globally will abandon on-premise DR solutions and adopt Cloud-based Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) instead.
Take the example of public cloud provider CloudFlex, which offers robust DRaaS that’s built into its cloud offerings. That way, enterprises no longer have to set up and maintain dedicated disaster recovery infrastructures by themselves.
The year 2021 is expected to be one of recovery from this pandemic. The Cloud will assume a central role as we mount a recovery from this global health, financial, and administrative crisis. Cloud Computing will be playing a leading role in the post-pandemic phase as well.
Contact CloudFlex for reliable, secure, and cost-efficient cloud solutions that can play an instrumental role in your recovery from this pandemic.