The cloud computing industry is booming and showing no signs of slowing down. Today, 90% of large enterprises have adopted a multicloud infrastructure. Furthermore, by 2025, an eye-watering 200 ZB of data will be stored in the cloud. And Gartner predicts that in 2024, global public cloud spending will grow 20.7% to $591.8, up from $490.3 billion in 2022.
As 2023 wraps up, many people wonder what else we can expect from cloud computing in the coming year. So, let's get into it.
Bare Metal On the Rise
Bare metal servers are becoming the buzzword of the day, and with good reason. These servers offer complete control over the physical machine, enhanced flexibility, and avoid shared infrastructure's "noisy neighbor" difficulties. Bare metal server adoption has been surging in recent years as more organizations discover the need for finely tuned hardware for specific data-intensive workloads.
Specifically, the demand for bare metal computing is growing as organizations become more interested in high-performance computing (HPC), Big Data analytics, and real-time data handling. We expect bare metal cloud deployments to grow further in 2023 as the demand for AI-powered applications and HPC increases.
Increased Investment in Cloud Security
While migrating to the cloud offers enormous opportunities and boosted efficiencies, it also introduces a range of cybersecurity threats. As data is transferred and stored in the cloud, it becomes vulnerable to hacking, data breaches, and unauthorized access.
Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their tactics, making it critical for organizations to prioritize robust security measures and stay ahead of potential threats. Implementing strong encryption, access controls, and regular security audits are essential to protect sensitive data and ensure the integrity of cloud-based systems.
In addition to cybersecurity risks, governments worldwide are increasingly implementing stricter regulations on data storage and protection. These regulations, such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in Europe and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) in the United States, impose legal obligations on organizations to safeguard personal data and ensure privacy rights.
The complexity of complying with these regulations adds an additional layer of challenge to cloud migration. Organizations must navigate through various compliance requirements, such as data residency and data sovereignty, and ensure they have robust data protection measures in place to meet regulatory standards.
As a result, in 2024, we will see more spending on cloud security, especially in the areas of AI-powered predictive systems designed to catch threats before they inflict damage on cloud environments.
Multicloud Strategies Will Surge
Businesses are increasingly seeing the advantages of opting for more than one cloud service from more than one cloud vendor, public or private.
Adopting a multicloud approach enables organizations to access the best-in-class solutions for their specific business goals and objectives. By utilizing multiple cloud providers, businesses can access the best-in-class solutions for their specific goals and objectives. Each cloud provider has its own strengths and weaknesses, offering different features and services.
By adopting a multicloud strategy, organizations can cherry-pick the most suitable cloud services from different providers, ensuring they have access to the most advanced and tailored solutions available.
A single cloud solution rarely meets all the needs of a business. Different departments within an organization may have varied requirements, such as scalability, security, or cost-effectiveness. By adopting a multicloud approach, companies can leverage different cloud providers to meet the specific needs of each department or application. For example, one cloud provider may offer superior scalability options, while another may excel in data security.
Adopting a multicloud strategy allows organizations to optimize their cloud infrastructure and maximize the benefits of each provider, resulting in improved performance and efficiency.
AI and ML Will Become More Prominent
As we enter 2024, we will start to see more cloud providers relying on artificial intelligence and machine learning for a variety of value-adding tasks. For example, providers will leverage AI and ML to manage the vast, distributed networks needed to offer robust storage resources to their customers.
In addition, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become integral in the regulation of power and cooling systems within data centers, as well as in powering cybersecurity solutions to protect customers' data. With the increasing demand for data storage and processing, data centers are facing immense challenges in managing energy consumption and maintaining optimal temperatures. AI algorithms can analyze real-time data from sensors and adjust power usage and cooling systems accordingly, optimizing efficiency and reducing costs.
Additionally, AI-powered cybersecurity solutions employ ML algorithms to detect and respond to threats in real-time, safeguarding sensitive data from unauthorized access and potential breaches. As technology continues to advance, AI and ML will play a crucial role in enhancing the reliability, security, and sustainability of data centers, ensuring smooth operations and protection of valuable information.
Low and No Code Cloud Services
Low-code and no-code services are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. Many organizations lack the computing power or skilled IT workers needed to develop complex applications from scratch. Low-code and no-code platforms provide a solution by enabling users with limited coding experience to build functional and compelling applications with ease.
These platforms offer intuitive visual interfaces, pre-built templates, and drag-and-drop functionality, allowing users to create applications through a graphical interface rather than writing code manually. This democratization of app development empowers business users and subject matter experts to bring their ideas to life without relying on IT departments or external developers.
With low-code and no-code services, organizations can accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, streamline processes, and innovate rapidly, all while reducing the dependency on traditional coding expertise
As we move into 2024, we'll see more cloud service providers offering low-code and no-code solutions in the cloud. Users will be able to easily access these tools through SaaS models and start building their own software without coding experience.
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