Cloud computing has substantially improved over the last 15 years and has made a shift of companies no longer keeping in-house IT services. Cloud computing is no longer seen as just a limitless expanse of servers and software you pay to use over the internet. The cloud is now a metaphor for modern computing, where everything that you use as a service to meet an infinite number of application needs. The downturn of the economy due to the pandemic shows the inevitability to move to cloud computing. 

Cloud Adoption 

In a survey published by IDG, that out of 551 tech buyers who are all involved in the purchase process for cloud computing, shows that these businesses are making aggressive plans. They are saying that 59 percent of the respondents are going to be either all in or mostly relying on cloud computing in the next 18 months, and 32 percent already have their budgets being spent on cloud computing. It is said that 46 percent of applications were “purpose built” for the cloud, to help increase cloud scalability and modern architectural patterns. One of the amazing things that does come from cloud computing is not only being able to have employees working remotely, but switching to cloud helps to add more roles to the mix such as cloud architect, cloud system administrator, security architect, and devops engineers. 

Cost Optimization 

Any application that gets migrated to the public cloud will require going through optimization so that it becomes more cost-effective. In this cloud providers will continue to fine tune their optimization capabilities to help organizations get the most cost-effective architecture that delivers the required performance. There will also be an increase of third-party cost optimization tools, particularly for multicloud environments. Their concentration will be for higher-quality analytics that can maximize the savings without jeopardizing performance, provide independence from providers, and be able to offer multicloud management consistency. 


In 2020, the popularity for use of containers is very significant in the cloud. Usage of containers has exploded since the release of Docker and Kubernetes in 2013 and 2014. Now, most cloud providers have their own container applications and they are sold as consumable cloud offered services. Instead of having system administrators building virtual machines, a DevOps team can deploy containers of applications on top of a cloud application later. 

Over the next 15 years there will be substantial growth in the cloud sector of the technology world. Cloud computing is no longer seen as just a limitless expanse of servers and software you pay to use over the internet.

Dec 22 20
Christina Zumwalt