Companies and IT executives are no longer looking at cloud just as a tool; now the focus has shifted to finding the right way to use it so they can realize their business goals in 2018. The advent of cloud has created significant changes for organizations in recent years. Cloud Computing provided Big Data with a way to store and retrieve a huge amount of information. It has evolved from personal cloud storage to entire organizations moving all of your data to the cloud.
Although the cloud computing has brought so many benefits, larger organizations are still hesitant to transfer their information to the cloud, and this is mainly due to security concerns. But even with security concerns, cloud service adoption continues to increase due to better use of cloud-based services, including mobility, increased efficiency, cost-effectiveness, simplified collaboration, and connectivity speeds.
Here are some data points to analyze:
1. Exponential Growth in Cloud Service Solutions
With cloud computing on the rise, cloud services and solutions are also likely to grow. Service Software, such as SaaS, has opened a flexible and financially attractive gateway for businesses and consumers to try out early services in the cloud. The growth of the infrastructure and platform as a service: Iaas and PaaS, respectively, expanded the number of cloud solutions available in the public and private sectors. By 2018 we hope to see many other organizations take advantage of the simplicity and high performance of cloud guarantees. Consumer Cloud Services will grow, cloud-based file-sharing services will increase, collaboration services will become more familiar, social media services will be democratized and get the best adoption.
2. Increased Cloud Storage Capacity
This is an indispensable measure for the growth of storage on cloud. As cloud services become more and more a de facto part of business, we expect data storage to grow exponentially next year. To achieve this, service providers will bring more data centers online with storage equipment of greater capacity.Cisco research estimates that by 2017, the total amount of data stored in data centers would be 370 EB, while the overall storage capacity would reach 600 EB. These numbers are expected to grow in 2018 to an estimated total storage capacity of 1.1 ZB, which is roughly twice the space available in 2017.
3. The Internet at All – IoT, will Occupy the Cloud and Data Center
By 2017, the Internet of Things – IoT and artificial intelligence, have played a leading role in the technology community, with respected innovators such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking commenting on their short-term potential. As industry experts anticipate IoT will see its own growth, continuous innovations in real-time data analysis and cloud computing are set to push the Internet all-IoT to 2018.
4. Improvement of the Quality of Internet and Increase of 5G
Just as the amount of data generated and stored around the world is ready to grow tremendously by 2018, consumers also expect better and faster connections from network providers. Qualcomm Snapdragon spearheaded the move for faster network speeds, and 2018 should see an increase in the number of groups working on those improvements. As this work gains momentum, we anticipate a strong move from gigabyte LTE speeds to full 5G networks, helping us achieve 5G capabilities in record time.
Enhanced network quality will increase consumer expectations for highly responsive, fast-loading services and applications. Experienced business owners will move quickly to reevaluate and upgrade their SaaS, PaaS and Web sites to be more receptive. The IoT enterprises will likewise profit by speedier system speeds, enabling associations in this space to get and convey information all the more effectively continuously.
5. Security and Cloud Challenges
It is no surprise that security has been and continues to be a problem with technology; Cloud solutions are no exception. Although 2017 has not come to an end, it has already made a name for itself as the year of more cyber attacks than any other in history. Attacks like WannaCry ransom ware, the CIA Vault 7 hack, and the Equifax data breach are reminders that cyber attacks are a reality of the 21st century.
We expect 2018 will see more individual and state-supported assaults went for undermining the security of cloud foundation. As cyber crime turns out to be more advanced, security experts in the administration, open, and private divisions likewise need to end up plainly more modern and opportune in their strategies for identifying and counteracting assaults. Security issues will keep on prevailing in 2018, which implies we’ll see more digital security organizations with new security choices in the cloud. Organizations will perceive the need to put resources into apparatuses, for example, security data and occasion administration (SIEM) and malware recognition frameworks as key resistance components for digital security.
Author: Abigail Caleb
Abigail Caleb is a technical content write and currently working for UDK Solution, which provide cloud services in Dubai. She loves to learn and share technical news and updates.