Cloud computing has become more important than ever due to the massive shift to remote working. In one survey by Gartner, many CEOs admitted that cloud is one of the top technologies that will have the most significant impact on their industry in the next three years. The analytics company (Gartner) also has predicted that organizations are 17 times more likely to grow your spending in the cloud than to reduce it in the next 12 months.
As more organizations move toward a cloud-prioritizing strategy, cloud service providers (CSPs) can be expected to deliver new capabilities, greater efficiency, scalability, and customization, as competing for a larger share of the pie.
Forrester, for example, predicts that the general-purpose cloud has had its time, and that in 2022 we can expect the growth of specialized industrial clouds, with solutions tailored to each sector.
Gartner’s predictions include the growth of distributed cloud, while CSS Insight has predicted that the “clean” cloud will become more important as companies place more importance on sustainability and achieving their ESG goals.
Here’s a look at what analysts predict will be the biggest cloud computing trends in 2022.
The Thrive of Native Cloud:
Analysts agree that native cloud will take center stage in 2022, becoming the cloud’s primary strategy rather than a “nice” add-on.
According to Forrester, container adoption jumped from 33% of organizations in 2020 to 42% in 2021, and will hit the 50% mark next year, as cloud-native technologies permeate every technology domain, from the big data and artificial intelligence (AI (to the Internet of things (IoT, for its acronym in English).
By 2025, Gartner predicts that cloud-native platforms will underpin more than 95% of new digital workloads, up from less than 30% in 2021.
As people move from traditional virtual machine (VM) ways of developing and deploying applications to containers, this is going to drive a decision point around how to orchestrate and scale containers, says Lee Sustar, principal analyst at Forrester.
SASE to Scale Security:
It also appears that the way security is applied will change. According to Gartner, the future is the Secure Access Service (SASE), which distributes, rather than centralizes, security.
As the use of the cloud continues to grow, so will the number of applications and transactions. Imagine trying to get all that traffic to a centralized location. This will take forever and your apps will crash or there will be errors. But if you do it session-based, it’s highly scalable. SASE brings security to sessions, rather than sessions to security. That’s it, no delays.
Big Changes in Cloud Market Due to Data Regulations:
Data protection regulations and antitrust reform have started to impact the cloud market, with all major vendors expected to continue to make major adjustments to meet 2022 customer needs and regional regulations.
However, Forrester has predicted that Google Cloud Platform (GCP) will fall short of its short-term ambition to be in the top two for public cloud by 2023, but this will not affect its chances of success. Long-term.
Becoming a Key Driver in Business Innovation:
Cloud computing will become a key driver of business innovation, rather than technology, in the coming years by enabling new business models and revenue streams.
For example, a transport company, which focuses on logistics, will be able to enter B2B insurance. The cloud facilitates the capacity for business disruption, allowing the construction of a platform business model, and then ecosystems around that platform. You can collect data and then mine it to discover potential opportunities.
This will take a few years to come to fruition as the journey has only just begun, but he says we can expect exciting things to happen in this area soon.
There are several things going on and one of them is the rise of what we call “business technologists.” This is someone who is not part of the IT side of the company, but who knows about technology; a kind of “citizen developer” who can create technological capabilities for internal or external use.
As the name suggests, the idea is that the applications of the future are composed and assembled by the people who actually use them, and this is a big change.
Rather than viewing them as shadow IT and trying to shut them down, organizations should embrace their business technologists and view their rise as a force multiplier.
By creating strategies according to these trends, organizations will be well positioned to gain an edge over their competitors, and take full advantage of the new opportunities that major cloud trends will offer in 2022.