Cloud Computing Trends in 2017

Cloud computing will have its hands full in 2017 with the following: cognitive and edge computing, mobile, the IoT, social, containers, big data, and hybridized IT environments. Let’s see if all of these trends will have the equal importance and treatment for cloud computing in 2017.

Mobile is evolving

It’s definitely worth paying attention to what’s happening in the relationship between mobile and cloud computing. The influence of Service Oriented Architecture, such as AI, Container-as-a-Service (CaaS), and industry-specific cloud, are strongly contributing to the mobile usage. On the other side, in return, the mobile contributes to the different cloud types that in 2017 will follow a pattern devolving from public cloud types to private, industry-specific, and hybrid ones.

The influence of IoT getting stronger

Here’s an IoT prediction for2017. You can expect that IoT will be boosted by containers and AI, and distributed across cloud and edge. In addition, IoT software solutions will be redistributed across gateways, edge devices, and cloud services. As a result, we will have IoT solutions built on containers and modern microservices with an ability to function across the distributed architecture.

Virtual IT is on the move

The simple truth is that distributable cloud nature, including its varying manifestations directly correlate to the virtual IT. According to one of the predictions, in the next couple of years more than 60% of software and enterprise infrastructure will either be cloud-oriented, or cloud based.

Industry-specific clouds

In 2017, cloud computing will urge businesses to look for industry-specific and regional cloud providers. Specialization will be the keyword and the right kind of solution to shift from the one-size-matches-all approach to industry-specific and regional solutions. This trend will gain a momentum in 2017, which is very likely to lead to a situation where more than 70% of F500 companies will use Industry Collaborative Clouds for the provision of digital services. In addition, we can also expect that more than 90% of these Collaborative Clouds will team with the Cloud mega-platform providers.

Cognitive Computing capacities and capabilities will improve

It is very likely that one of the most surprising trends that can affect both the diversity of forms and the cloud adoption rates in 2017 will be reserved for both cognitive computing improved capacities and capabilities. The predictions are that the cloud will inevitably “democratize” the adoption of the following: machine learning, NLP, deep learning, and additional AI components. This trend could result in offering better prices for cognitive solutions. How? Well, the cloud already makes it possible for organizations to pay only for the services they are actually using.

An option of becoming an Integral Medium

The cloud has a unique opportunity to become a pivot point for the big data generated by mobile apps and the IoT, delivered via containers, and improved by AI-augmented analytics. This integral medium role is supposed to provide all these apps and technologies with opportunities to interact with one another in in an effective and mutually beneficial way.


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