PCMAN – It’s no secret that Cloud computing has had a successful journey and predicted to continue to grow in 2016. Below are some of the predictions regarding Cloud’s performance in the upcoming year.
Reshape. With giant vendors such as Amazon and Microsoft believed to put more pressure on the market in 2016, large IT vendors should realize that they would need to reshape themselves in order to survive. Pressure such as transforming modern enterprise IT public Cloud and flash is going to increase, which should direct vendors to move from the fringe to the data center core.
Cloud to Create Disruption. Mark Baker, the Product Manager of OpenStack stated that ‘2016 would be the year of more disruption. The convergence of Cloud, IoT and OpenSource will drive the expansion of “commoditized innovation”, rapid innovation through collaboration at commodity scale economics’.
The rise of Container-as-a-Service (CaaS). It is predicted that the deployment and use of Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) will increase in popularity. CaaS will succeed without requiring organizational changes as seen with the rise of Development and Operations (DevOps), eliminating the need to retool and reskill by refocusing on what Operations can do for Developers. Through integration of core and container technologies, CaaS would create a more circular pattern of collaboration.
Big Data. In 2016, the Cloud industry is expected to provide ready-made data analytics infrastructures to help individual sectors to overcome common problems. With big data, the Cloud is able to help the users within the data-heavy industries to quickly sift information from connected devices to determine the faults or packages are located. The data will be more democratic, being put on the palm of the employees to help them make informed decisions to drive customer engagement.
Privacy Responsibility. One can do many things with the Cloud technology—such as remotely control cloud devices such as drones. However, with that being possible to be done, it raised concerns about privacy towards Cloud monitoring and usage. Cloud vendors should put extra thoughts on Cloud security and integrity in order to deliver an optimal service. Furthermore, tighten privacy security system will not only apply on mobile devices, but also on smart home devices—since Internet of Things is being continuously developed.