3 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch in 2019

3 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch in 2019

A growing trend across most industries is the fact that IT spending is increasingly focused on cloud technology. According to a recent IDC report, 60% of IT infrastructure and 60-70% of all software, services, and technology spending will be cloud-based by 2020. This trend is evidence that business leaders should begin to recognize the importance of cloud computing if they haven’t already.

It is with this in mind that we would like to focus on three cloud computing trends to prepare for in 2019.

GDPR and Cloud Security
Security has always been a critical issue as it relates to cloud technology, and that will remain true in the coming years. The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will require organizations to be extra judicious when handling cloud security. GDPR means that businesses will have to go the extra mile to ensure that they are in full compliance with this new regulation as it relates to data practices.

The growing digital landscape won’t stop expanding anytime soon, meaning that more and more companies will migrate to the cloud. With this continued digital migration comes increased data security threats, as a growing number of enterprise workloads will become cloud based in the coming years. GDPR will have a significant effect on all cloud services, despite the lack of knowledge that IT organizations seem to have on the regulations. It’s for this reason that IT teams and CIO’s should prepare for GDPR, as knowledge of these regulations will ensure that your organization can compete while remaining in line with the changes that GDPR will inevitably bring about.

Quantum Computing
Tech titans such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM are all currently involved in the race to assemble the first quantum computer. There has been a significant amount of hype  around this technological advancement, as it is expected to advance complex problem solving, seamless data encryption, and AI advancements. Despite this technology likely being about a decade away from actualization, recent developments prove that we are closer than we might think.

Quantum computing startups are being established regularly, as the market has been growing faster than initially anticipated. Current projections show the market value to be $1.9 billion by 2023. It’s important to know that IBM is currently working on implementing the power of quantum computing within their cloud services. If this is a success, then we will more than likely witness a significant acceleration in the mainstream adoption of quantum computing.

The Growth of Hybrid Cloud Solutions
A hybrid cloud allows businesses to migrate over to the cloud at a speed they are comfortable with. This is a big reason for the importance of hybrid cloud solutions, as it makes the process less challenging for those interested in cloud computing. This will play a continued role in 2019, as an increasing number of companies will decide to go the route of the hybrid cloud, ensuring a lower cost and less risk. Being that adoption of the cloud is at an all-time high, businesses should recognize and understand the pros and cons of each cloud model before deciding which to implement at their organization.

Businesses are recognizing the importance of remaining competitive in a tech environment that evolves every day. These trends are just the tip of the iceberg, as decisions must be made in regard to the allocation of resources and IT manpower. If you’d like to discuss other ways that your company can maintain relevance while staying ahead of your competitors in the coming years, contact us at cloud@mycloudcover.com. We’d be happy to explore the future of cloud computing with you as it relates to the specifics of your organization.