Top Trends in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing truly came into its own over the last two years thanks to the raging global pandemic with almost all work becoming virtual and digital delivery of services becoming the norm. According to some estimates cloud computing is growing at a CAGR of 19.1% with the total market size reaching as much as $1251.09 billion by 2028. Having been set in motion this process is only expected to gain momentum in 2022. Let us look at the emerging top trends in cloud computing that one can clearly detect as being dominant going forward.

Cloud computing as a service offering

Most organizations gain access to the cloud via as a service offerings. Among the services being offered are BPaaS( Business Process as a Service), PaaS(Platform as a Service), SaaS(Software as a Service), Cloud Management and Security Services, Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS) and DaaS(Desktop as a Service).It is forecast that these will see an end user spending of $53.12, $71.52 $145.37, $18.00, $106.8, $2.6 billion respectively by 2022.

Greater Role of Super-Fast Networks Like 5G and Wi-Fi 6E 

Higher penetration of super-fast networks like 5G and Wi-Fi 6E will mean greater diversity in the kind of data being streamed across the cloud than was possible earlier. We can discern this trend in the increasing preponderance of cloud gaming platforms like Amazon Luna and Google’s stadia. This will certainly whet the interest of venture capitalists in parking their money in such areas.

Hybrid Multi Cloud Sets Ups Are Going to Be in Vogue

While a lot of large business sets ups have moved to the cloud in recent years, the advent of the pandemic made them realize the importance of having a more distributed and nimble infrastructure. There is growing cognizance of the fact that along with cloud, they do need to rely on their legacy systems as well as applications for certain of their operational requirements.

Having such a hybrid system in place helps enhance security and impart flexibility to their systems and infrastructure.

Organizations that used to be hesitant to make a total switch to a cloud environment are adopting it via a multi cloud environment. A multi cloud architecture allows organizations to fulfill their requirements through multiple cloud environments. This enables them to not only to hedge any risks that arise in an individual cloud environment, but also makes for better economic sense.

Cloud Computing Powered AI

Cloud computing is increasingly playing an especially significant role in ushering in the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. They do that by providing the necessary data processing capacity and bandwidth required to make it possible to reach the benefits of machine learning to everyone. AI and cloud computing are going to grow and evolve in tandem and that is something that will become increasingly apparent in the year ahead and beyond.

Greater Stress on Enhanced Levels of Internal and External Security

Security is something that is quite a subject of debate in the cloud computing realm. There is growing realization of the fact that managed cloud solutions provided by vendors need robust additional security support to counter the increasingly sophisticated data breaches as well as ransomware attacks.

The favored approach is to take the help of managed security service providers (MSSPs) to help achieve that. Alongside one can expect to see a better planned and managed user access policy in organizations.

Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

Nothing brought the necessity of having a comprehensive disaster recovery solution on the part of businesses than the ongoing pandemic. Having to adopt remote work on the scale one did virtually out of the blue left a lot of vulnerability in the organizations’ disaster recovery systems. This is increasingly being addressed via cloud-based solutions that do away with the need to get somebody down to your premises to initiate the recovery process. Cloud enables one to have access to an IT support team who can help ensure that businesses are able to continue working without any timeout at all. This is something that is only expected to become more and more mainstream as one goes along.


Going forward while the move to the cloud will gather pace, it will happen in a more comprehensive enterprise scale move rather than by way of platforms centered on improving a certain function as was the case in the past. The environmentally fraught times that we live in, the importance of decreasing the amount of energy used by computing engines and the preponderance of 24×7 infrastructure services provided to customers necessitates the use of innovative measures that can help enterprises look at net-zero carbon targets. This is where cloud computing is expected to step up to the plate with the use of innovative new technologies.

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