The Future of Cloud Computing

We all need secure and reliable access to the applications we use every day. With the distribution of apps and services across the cloud and data centers creating new IT challenges, it’s imperative to gain visibility into the applications and devices across the network. This is where cloud networking plays a role.

But, why is cloud networking becoming a necessity?

Well, cloud networking enables users access to different networking resources through a centralized third-party provider. This requires connecting to a wide area network (WAN) or any internet-based technology. Also, cloud networking helps in distributing content in a faster and secure manner.

By using cloud networking, organizations can deliver content in a safer, quicker, and reliable manner without having to bear the costs and challenges in building and operating their own networks.

One thing is clear that the growth of cloud computing is inevitable.

With great growth comes great investments. Undoubtedly, cloud computing revenue is increasing year by year. In the last couple of years, the cloud computing business has witnessed several trends that have shaped cloud networking and telecommunications industries. According to MarketsandMarkets, the global cloud computing market size is expected to rise to $623.3 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 18%.

Top Cloud Computing Trends that Ruled 2019

  • Service Mesh: In 2019, as data container usage became more popular for cloud-based applications, service mesh came to the picture. In simpler words, a service mesh is a dedicated system that allows different microservice applications to communicate with each other. Many organizations adopted this trend to monitor and validate these communications in a seamless manner, refining load balancing, routing, observability, and overall network functionality.
  • Serverless: Serverless computing emerged as a new paradigm for the implementations of cloud applications, mostly due to the move of enterprise application architectures to microservices and containers. Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft said, “Serverless computation is going to fundamentally change not only the economics of what is back-end computing, but it’s going to be the core of the future of distributed computing.”
  • Managed Containers: 2019 has been the year of massive adoption of container platforms. Advancements in containerization left organizations with an interesting option to choose from a stack of off-the-shelf container-as-a-service platforms or employ managed container services provided by AWS, Microsoft, and Google. With regard to managed container services, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) continues to stay ahead of AWS and Microsoft Azure.
  • Managed Security: Due to the increasing cyberattacks, organizations were left with no other alternative than adopt managed security services thus growing the market size for the managed security services. Managed security services are nothing but network services with an organized approach to managing an organization’s security needs which are either controlled by an in-house team or outsourced to a service provider.
  • Open Source Momentum: Open source tools such as Kubernetes and Mesos gained momentum in 2019. Many organizations employed these open source tools with public clouds to create private cloud-centered solutions.

These cloud computing trends will continue to rise in 2020 with cloud service providers coming up with advanced and unique ways of delivering their services.

As business applications are widely distributed, flexibility, performance, security, and control have become the need of the hour. This is where InterCloud fits the bill.

InterCloud is the only software-defined cloud interconnect (SDCI) provider that delivers a secure and end-to-end managed service. Its API-driven platform simplifies and accelerates the network operations of telecoms, offering enhanced performance and visibility.

As a privileged partner of the renowned cloud service providers, InterCloud offers optimized connectivity solutions as per its customers’ needs.

We, at InterCloud, have introduced automation deployment—a way to deploy connectivity through our web interface and APIs by channelizing our unique infrastructure capabilities and that of the cloud service providers’ APIs.

Our mantra is simple. We want to offer networking teams a similar kind of agility as provided to the software development teams. We’ll do it in a way you have never heard of.

We wish to undertake automation development in a secure and segmented way powered by guaranteed bandwidth and premium network KPIs with SLAs. As a consequence, you can organize your networking requirements into your CI/CD pipelines.

Conclusion

Cost-effective. Efficient. Scalable.

Cloud computing remains the best solution for most organizations. However, it can still leave you susceptible to cyberattacks if proper measures aren’t taken. Needless to say, with cloud becoming the future, security concerns will continue to rise in 2020.

Also, countless possibilities are beginning to unfold as the future of cloud computing starts to take off. Vendors and cloud service providers need to collaborate in order to develop new and unique ways of delivering their services and products to the cloud users.

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