We are a little over a year into a new decade, and there are some great things coming in this new decade. With the new technology coming, it could not have happened if it wasn’t for the previous decade and the amazing ground breaking technology that was seen. One thing is for sure, though, cloud computing definitely dominated the 2010’s. Here are a few technological transformations from the last year in the decade.

Data Containers

The use of data containers became easier in 2019. Containers are more preferred for transferring data, storage, and organization of virtual objects, and resolving issues of having software run reliably during the transfer of data from one system to another. There are some confinements to using containers, such as having to have servers with compatible operating systems “kernels.”

Service Mesh

Service mesh is a dedicated layer that is used to enhance service to service communication across micro services applications. It is considered a new and emerging class of service management for the inter-micro service communication complexity and helps to provide observability and tracing in a seamless way. As data containers become more prevalent, the need for service mesh is increasingly significant. Service meshes help to oversee traffic through service discovery, load balancing, routing, and observability, and diminish the complexity of containers and improve network functionality.

Edge Computing

Edge computing is a systematic approach used to execute data processing at the edge of the network to streamline cloud computing. Edge computing is a result of the ever increased use of IoT devices. It is essential to run real-time services as it streamlines traffic flow from IoT devices and helps to provide real-time data analytics and analysis.

Back-up and Disaster Recovery

Fifteen percent of the cloud budget is allocated to backup and disaster recovery according to Spiceworks Report. This is the highest budget allocation, followed by email hosting and productivity tools.

ServerLess Computing

Serverless computing is gaining more popularity and will continue to do so. It is done by a cloud user requesting a PaaS and the cloud supplier charging for the PaaS required. The customer does not need to buy or rent any services or configure them. The cloud would be responsible for providing the platform, the configuration, and the wide range of helpful tools for designing applications, and working with data. 

Aug 7 20
Christina Zumwalt