What is Cloud Computing And Its Trends in 2019
Cloud computing is the infrastructure architecture for computing resources that enables users to access computing power and storage capacity over the network, as and when they need the resources. It is the idea of making computing resources available as a utility similar to electricity or water; the users have the resources 'on tap', and pay for only what they use. The term 'cloud computing' comes from the use of the cloud symbol to represent the internet in network flowcharts.
Currently, there are three types of computing clouds: Private, Public, and Hybrid. Private clouds are built and used by a company exclusively for its own business needs, so the computing resources are accessed over a private network. Public clouds are built by a third party cloud service provider for use by multiple businesses, and the computing resources are accessed over the internet. Hybrid cloud is a combination of private and public clouds; a highly secure, private cloud is used for sensitive data, but less critical data is stored and processed in a public cloud.
Cloud Computing Trends in 2019
Hybrid cloud adoption is expected to accelerate in 2019 because it gives companies the freedom to migrate from on-premise data centers to the public cloud at their own pace. A fourth type of cloud, multi-cloud, is set to gain wide adoption. A multi-cloud architecture will deploy several clouds that may be interconnected or independent. The clouds may be provided by multiple vendors, and maybe public, private, or hybrid. Multi-cloud architectures reduce reliance on a single vendor and provide flexibility and choice in matching computing workloads to cloud capabilities.
Greater Data Security
An improperly secured cloud risks a large amount of data. Increasing data security is imperative in an environment with various cloud types from multiple vendors. So we will see the emergence of advanced encryption techniques, next-generation firewalls and improved endpoint protection for the cloud this year. To avoid slowing down the pace of cloud adoption, the end user should not experience any increase in complexity when these advanced cybersecurity techniques are integrated into the cloud.
Container technology or 'operating system level virtualization' provides to each application just enough computing resources necessary for that application. Containerization avoids the overhead of the hypervisor necessary for hosting full-blown virtual machines. It also auto-allocates the computing resources needed by each container. The higher performance and dynamic capacity scaling of containers will likely lead to faster adoption in 2019.
Service mesh is a technology that works well with container orchestration systems like Kubernetes. Cloud native applications are implemented using interconnected containers, each running a microservice. Service mesh is a useful method for communications between the microservices. So the proliferation of application containers will drive the growth of service meshes.
Serverless computing improves the ease of cloud usage for the end user. The user need not be concerned about the computing resources needed for a task. Instead, the cloud service provider takes care of the provisioning of the computing resources, and their release when the task is complete. Increased use of cloud computing is expected to lead to greater use of serverless computing.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Cloud service providers are supplying AI development platforms that help companies reduce, even remove, the skill gap that prevents them from integrating AI into their products. The combination of AI and the cloud enables application developers to use machine learning and Big Data analytics without becoming experts in those areas. We will see more companies integrating chatbots, voice capable virtual assistants and other intelligent tools with their application in 2019.
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