We finally arrived in 2017, with great perspectives and opportunities, especially in this moment of crisis. For this year that begins, cloud computing continues to be identified as the main tool for digital entrepreneurship and as a viable solution for reducing operating costs and new projects for companies.

As for providing cloud services, Amazon remains a giant. At the same time, we will have an amazing growth of companies migrating their operations to the cloud and the strengthening of the use of applications for end customers.

Much more will happen over the course of the year for cloud computing technology and services, however we will list in this article 5 cloud computing trends that stand out as highlighted by experts in the field.

1. Greater investment in security and performance

With the growth in the use of cloud computing by companies and users, and the emergence of new services, the trend is that cloud security is increasingly put to the test. Investments should not only occur in preventing attacks, but also in handling incidents.

Backup and recovery policies, load balancing and site migration need to be enforced and evaluated frequently. It is always important to highlight for companies that provide cloud services and also for those that adopt it, that it is possible to prevent an attack as much as possible, but it is not possible to avoid them. A simple invasion attempt can already compromise the use of services and therefore the need to know what to do in these moments of risk.

2. Greater offer of services for various public cloud market niches

The tendency is for many companies to migrate their solutions to public clouds and start offering their services to the market. And along with this migration, innovative products and service diversification must emerge.

The consolidation of this market for companies that offer their software as a service (SaaS) occurs when application platforms and access to solutions is adapted to multiplatforms (PC, Smartphones and Tablets).

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is one of the main points that facilitate the adoption of cloud computing by companies, as they reduce the costs associated with the acquisition and maintenance of servers, software, network and security.

3. Increased adoption of private and hybrid cloud by enterprises with risky services and critical software

For some companies, adopting cloud computing solutions generates some limitations due to the nature of their operations. They are risky services, which require high availability and critical software, which, in addition to the need to be always available, needs to be resistant to failures, avoiding major financial losses.

These are usually higher investments, but the control and guarantee of the entire operation is under the responsibility of the companies themselves.

4. The continuity of investments in infrastructure for the expansion of the public cloud

It is natural that the major players in the market continue to invest in the infrastructure of their solutions. The importance of this point is that investments are not limited only to maintaining the structure, they are also used to implement new technologies that can further reduce the cost of maintaining the entire computational park and reduce impacts on the environment and energy consumption. .

5. Migrating to the cloud must be easy and secure

The trend, as we described earlier, points to the migration of companies and services to cloud computing platforms, in a process that must be very well planned and executed with complete security. Nothing in a traumatic way, or that puts customer information at risk or causing financial losses.

The move to the cloud implies new policies for use, security and especially user support, internal and external. Regardless of the type of platform chosen (public, private or hybrid), the migration process needs to be a job that involves all sectors of the company. One should also look for good practices, success stories and companies with specialized services , as they considerably increase the chances of success.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.