Everyone can determine that the cloud is not going to go anywhere but up from here. Any business that is moving to the cloud can start looking for a provider to host them long-term on the cloud to keep their workload. The things that would change are going to be the cloud sector becoming more tailored to what businesses need. We can also expect more industries to move to the cloud. Here are three trends that we can expect to see in the next year.

Cloud Security

One significant change that everyone would like to see would be security. With the amount and types of data that get stored in the cloud, security is something that cannot be forgotten. In 2019 Capital One had a huge cloud data breach that affected more than 100 million customers. The issue was a misconfigured web application firewall that allowed a hacker to launch an SSRF attack and get access to several social security numbers, as well as bank account information. Many providers have built-in protections against SSRF, and it is something that all providers should be looking into changing.

AI Increased Usage

AI or artificial intelligence is becoming more widely used as it serves several purposes in almost any industry. AI is the theory and development of a computer to be able to perform any task that usually requires human intelligence, such as decision-making, translation between languages, speech recognition, and visual perception. AI can be used to do anything from detecting patterns in a server, network hardware failures, or saving energy.

Data Containers

A container is a unit of software that packages up code and all of its dependencies so that the application can run quickly and reliably from one environment to another. Data containers have a mantra to build it once and run it anywhere, and they have a considerable interest among organizations. There is a prediction that by 2023, more than 70 percent of organizations will be running more than two containerized applications in production, which would be up from less than 20 percent in 2019.

Cloud technology continually changes and grows to be something even more significant. Over the next year, there are going to be considerable changes to every little piece of technology. Above are just a few things that can be expected.

Jul 31 20
Christina Zumwalt
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