5 TRENDS IN CLOUD HOSTING
Once an exciting technology for those in the know, cloud computing is now a must-have for any organization embarking on digital transformation. There are currently around 3.6 billion consumer cloud-based service users worldwide. Staggering growth in development services and a cost-effective infrastructure mean this digital datasphere is here to stay. The cloud is consummately adaptable, secure, and user-friendly. Its roadmap is the pathway used by IoT for more and more use cases, many of which are yet to be seen, while its technology is pushing IoE to the forefront of digital transformation.
On a simplistic level, a cloud storage environment is a setup in which users store data on a remote server accessed through the internet. The server is safeguarded against physical catastrophe (volcanic eruptions, fires, etc.) and operated by a service provider. This digital warehousing keeps costs low and information secure. And while cost efficiency is usually a driving decision in migrating to a cloud model, drastic improvement in app functionality, customer service, and performance is its dominant strength.
5 Trends in Cloud Hosting
Virtual Private Servers still relevant (for now).
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are still seen as the superior choice to standard hosting. Remote access by users for software services and data hosting is made possible via resources spread out among multiple servers. A VPS provides more by way of power and flexibility than basic hosting but is far less expensive. It’s still seen as a viable middle of the road solution for hosting by entities that don’t require a dedicated server.
But VPS lacks the raw capability of the cloud platform. While it will remain relevant for many businesses, many spaces like software and healthcare cannot afford to miss out on the limitless applications that can be deployed on the cloud network.
Rapid Data Storage Growth
Cloud storage capacity is growing rapidly to keep up with the migration of more and more individuals and organizations toward its ecosystem. As data storage continues to grow, service providers are bringing more capability online with equipment built for larger capacity. For big business, this means the ability to access large stores of data, run seamless analytics, and generate insights into whatever they want quickly and easily. For smaller businesses, this equates to lower prices.
Substantial investment has been funneled into increasing storage capacity, so look for cloud storage pricing to remain low in general due to the monstrous competition.
3. IoT Grows Congruently with Data Storage
Most IoT devices rely on the cloud, so the two go hand in hand. The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking the techverse by storm, with millions of new devices coming online every week. This phenomenon is directly related to the jump in data storage growth needed to accommodate this digital environment of the future. IoT involves computing at the edge of the cloud which alleviates the burden on bandwidth and centralized applications. This is possible through the transmission of analytics to centralized locations versus dumping stores of raw data. Promises of IoT include lower costs, less network traffic, and faster response times.
Expansion of Cloud Services Solutions
More businesses are integrating cloud-based solutions to generate easier customer service access and simplified operations models. SaaS cloud environments are taking over as existing apps are modernized and replaced by SaaS apps. Providers are developing industry-specific tools and integrations in a myriad of fields to make clouds with SaaS apps at the core of their framework even more appealing.
Look for continued SaaS domination and more adoption of PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) due to its flexible and user-friendly nature in app development and more.
Many businesses are choosing hybridity to suit their growing data and development needs in two ways:
I. Hybrid Cloud Hosting
Companies are realizing the benefits of dealing in both private and public clouds to manage their workflow. In a hybrid model, huge workloads can be dumped onto larger, public clouds while sensitive information is transmitted and stored using private platforms in proprietary data centers. Private clouds can be layered inexpensively on top of existing platforms for agility and automation. And the biggest advantage is scalability provided by the combined resources of public and private environments.
II. Hybrid IT
Not all legacy equipment necessarily needs to migrate to the cloud. And as is the case for many businesses, certain applications cannot move to the cloud because of native requirements. Many have learned the hard way, migrating applications to the cloud and removing them afterwards. More are acquiring the wisdom that some apps are meant for the cloud, while others aren’t, and hybrid environments are great ways to accommodate both.
Cloud computing is evolving at lightning speed as more of the world migrates to its ecosystem that provides easy access, security, and cost efficiency for individuals and businesses everywhere. Revival helps businesses adopt cloud infrastructures tailored to their future plans and current needs that make day-to-day operations easier.
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