Expectations for Cloud Computing in 2021

A new year comes around every 365 days, and gosh darn if they don’t seem to go by especially quickly for most of us. So here we are in early January yet again, and here at 4GoodHosting we imagine we’re like any reputable Canadian web hosting provider in that we hope all of you have had a good holiday season with your family and ready to get back to it – whatever your ‘it’ is. And as for being happy to see 2020 in the rear view mirror, well we imagine that goes without saying.

Interesting news today that Google employees are now unionizing, definitely a first in the world of big tech. Interesting enough to dedicate some 800 or so words to it though? Not likely. What we usually do here with our blog is share more workplace and productivity relevant for people who have web hosting as means of to a bigger end. If the nature of how you make a living necessitates making use of the World Wide Web, then topics like Edge computing, the Cloud, and incoming 5G network connectivity are among different topics more likely to be of more interest to you.

The way cloud computing has done away with the inflexible need for physical data storage is increasingly only part of the equation when it comes to the Cloud. Which of course is the way major sea change developments in technology tend to go. So what we’ll do here today with blog post #1 for 2021 is have a longer look at what’s being forecasted for Cloud computing for the year to come.

The New Norm in Post-Pandemic World

Cloud services have been essential to keeping economic and personal worlds afloat during tis time, and in particular they’ve been very integral in keeping the economy from slowing down any more than it already did. This is very likely an indicator that we’re going to be relying on cloud computing technology even more in 2021 and well beyond this year.

In particular, we’re likely to see enterprise technology professionals adjusting their cloud strategies looking at both COVID-19 trends and other digital transformation initiatives. Tech vendors like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are going to be going full bore with cloud-to-edge ecosystems that enable seamless new normal lifestyles.

Even More Dominant Public Clouds

The pandemic has pushed the development of public clouds too, and the growth has been quite something to watch. There are estimates of a 34+% increase in enterprise cloud spending for both public and private cloud infrastructures, and we can be fairly assured of leading public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform continuing to cement their dominance in the cloud market and grow their influence across many sectors of the global economy.

Industry insiders are forecasting that AWS will retain its leading market share, but contenders Microsoft, Google, and Alibaba will stay close on their heels. We will likely see Global cloud spending growing many times faster than overall IT spending through this period. These same insiders foresee worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure doubling to around $500 billion over the next 2 years.

That amount of money has to be smart money, so it’s very indicative of how dominant this technology is likely about to come.

Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Strategies

Over 2020 the ever-increasing dominance of the public clouds moved traditional enterprise computing companies to form more strategic focuses on hybrid and multiclouds. In response to this over 2021 IT professionals will seek out hybrid and multicloud tools to avoid ending up being locked into any one specific provider, or group of them. Looking at an estimate that some 93% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and 80+% have a hybrid cloud strategy, all of this makes sense.

We’re likely to see hybrid / multicloud offerings from AWS, Microsoft, and Google created with an aim to coax enterprise cloud managers into increasing spending with them. Other private-cloud big players will continue to strengthen their hybrid / multicloud integrations with the dominant public cloud services in order to bolster enterprise IT market shares.

Growth of Platform as a Service Equalling More of Public Cloud Revenue

The widespread work-from-home trend definitely factors in here too. And with SaaS (Software as a Service) offerings in particular. Many of them have been essential parts of the platforms required for companies to move large portions of their staffs into functioning work-from-home arrangements. If remote work is to remain a mainstream approach – and it almost certainly will be – then SaaS providers of all sorts will be poised for runaway growth.

It’s predicted that for 2021 SaaS will remain the largest cloud market segment by revenues, moving up to an estimated $117.7 billion within 12 months from now. As big as that seems, PaaS (Platform as a Service) based application services will see even speedier growth, and it will be driven by enterprise customers’ increasing emphasis on cloud-native, containerized, and serverless cloud platforms.

Solutions based on associated low-code platforms will be essential parts of how enterprises conduct application modernization, digital transformation, and business continuity strategies.

Making Intelligent Edge the Principal Cloud On-Ramp

The rapid shift of most economic sectors to remote work has pushed a boom in mobile devices, AI (artificial intelligence)-powered automation, autonomous robotics, and industrial IoT (Internet of Things) platforms. It’s for this reason that in 2021 public cloud providers will move an increasing share of their workloads to intelligent-edge platforms. The advantage being the low latency norms of by these applications.

Look for about 90% of industrial enterprises to be using edge computing by this time next year. As 5G is rolled out globally in the coming years, demand for cloud-to-edge applications will skyrocket. More of these workloads will involve edge-based, AI-driven processing of smart sensor data and Tiny ML (machine learning) workloads.

29 Million ‘Cloudies’ on the Way

If there’s one specific point that indicates how much Cloud computing is going to explode in the immediate future it may be this; Amazon recently announced plan to train 29 million people worldwide to work in cloud computing. An undertaking of this size and scope wouldn’t get the expenditure it will need if there weren’t some extremely concrete indications of where the digital world is definitely going.

A new year comes around every 365 days, and gosh darn if they don’t seem to go by especially quickly for most of us. So here we are in early January yet again, and here at 4GoodHosting we imagine we’re like any reputable Canadian web hosting provider in that we hope all of you have had a good holiday season with your family and ready to get back to it – whatever your ‘it’ is. And as for being happy to see 2020 in the rear view mirror, well we imagine that goes without saying.

Interesting news today that Google employees are now unionizing, definitely a first in the world of big tech. Interesting enough to dedicate some 800 or so words to it though? Not likely. What we usually do here with our blog is share more workplace and productivity relevant for people who have web hosting as means of to a bigger end. If the nature of how you make a living necessitates making use of the World Wide Web, then topics like Edge computing, the Cloud, and incoming 5G network connectivity are among different topics more likely to be of more interest to you.

The way cloud computing has done away with the inflexible need for physical data storage is increasingly only part of the equation when it comes to the Cloud. Which of course is the way major sea change developments in technology tend to go. So what we’ll do here today with blog post #1 for 2021 is have a longer look at what’s being forecasted for Cloud computing for the year to come.

The New Norm in Post-Pandemic World

Cloud services have been essential to keeping economic and personal worlds afloat during tis time, and in particular they’ve been very integral in keeping the economy from slowing down any more than it already did. This is very likely an indicator that we’re going to be relying on cloud computing technology even more in 2021 and well beyond this year.

In particular, we’re likely to see enterprise technology professionals adjusting their cloud strategies looking at both COVID-19 trends and other digital transformation initiatives. Tech vendors like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are going to be going full bore with cloud-to-edge ecosystems that enable seamless new normal lifestyles.

Even More Dominant Public Clouds

The pandemic has pushed the development of public clouds too, and the growth has been quite something to watch. There are estimates of a 34+% increase in enterprise cloud spending for both public and private cloud infrastructures, and we can be fairly assured of leading public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform continuing to cement their dominance in the cloud market and grow their influence across many sectors of the global economy.

Industry insiders are forecasting that AWS will retain its leading market share, but contenders Microsoft, Google, and Alibaba will stay close on their heels. We will likely see Global cloud spending growing many times faster than overall IT spending through this period. These same insiders foresee worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure doubling to around $500 billion over the next 2 years.

That amount of money has to be smart money, so it’s very indicative of how dominant this technology is likely about to come.

Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Strategies

Over 2020 the ever-increasing dominance of the public clouds moved traditional enterprise computing companies to form more strategic focuses on hybrid and multiclouds. In response to this over 2021 IT professionals will seek out hybrid and multicloud tools to avoid ending up being locked into any one specific provider, or group of them. Looking at an estimate that some 93% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and 80+% have a hybrid cloud strategy, all of this makes sense.

We’re likely to see hybrid / multicloud offerings from AWS, Microsoft, and Google created with an aim to coax enterprise cloud managers into increasing spending with them. Other private-cloud big players will continue to strengthen their hybrid / multicloud integrations with the dominant public cloud services in order to bolster enterprise IT market shares.

Growth of Platform as a Service Equalling More of Public Cloud Revenue

The widespread work-from-home trend definitely factors in here too. And with SaaS (Software as a Service) offerings in particular. Many of them have been essential parts of the platforms required for companies to move large portions of their staffs into functioning work-from-home arrangements. If remote work is to remain a mainstream approach – and it almost certainly will be – then SaaS providers of all sorts will be poised for runaway growth.

It’s predicted that for 2021 SaaS will remain the largest cloud market segment by revenues, moving up to an estimated $117.7 billion within 12 months from now. As big as that seems, PaaS (Platform as a Service) based application services will see even speedier growth, and it will be driven by enterprise customers’ increasing emphasis on cloud-native, containerized, and serverless cloud platforms.

Solutions based on associated low-code platforms will be essential parts of how enterprises conduct application modernization, digital transformation, and business continuity strategies.

Making Intelligent Edge the Principal Cloud On-Ramp

The rapid shift of most economic sectors to remote work has pushed a boom in mobile devices, AI (artificial intelligence)-powered automation, autonomous robotics, and industrial IoT (Internet of Things) platforms. It’s for this reason that in 2021 public cloud providers will move an increasing share of their workloads to intelligent-edge platforms. The advantage being the low latency norms of by these applications.

Look for about 90% of industrial enterprises to be using edge computing by this time next year. As 5G is rolled out globally in the coming years, demand for cloud-to-edge applications will skyrocket. More of these workloads will involve edge-based, AI-driven processing of smart sensor data and Tiny ML (machine learning) workloads.

29 Million ‘Cloudies’ on the Way

If there’s one specific point that indicates how much Cloud computing is going to explode in the immediate future it may be this; Amazon recently announced plan to train 29 million people worldwide to work in cloud computing. An undertaking of this size and scope wouldn’t get the expenditure it will need if there weren’t some extremely concrete indications of where the digital world is definitely going.

Happy New Year to Everyone and may the coming year be good to you, and let’s hope ‘normal’ returns sooner rather than later.

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