For many experts, 2016 will be remembered as the year that companies and professionals witnessed a profound change in the field of IT. Cloud computing, which until last year was just a trend, is now present in the corporate environment of most organizations . But the discussions about the cloud that will be held in the coming months will no longer have adoption as their main theme.

In fact, they will move on to address more technology-specific issues such as application deployment, the hybrid approach, and the restructuring of enterprise IT. In today's post, we'll show you the main trends related to cloud computing, so you can see what the future holds for this amazing technology. Be sure to check them out:

1. Providers will remain focused on enterprise public cloud

In 2016, the main cloud computing providers in the market, including AWS (Amazon Web Services), will not provide robust solutions for companies. Instead, they will seek to better understand what organizations need and develop solutions that meet even their most specific needs. In addition, providers will lower the price of their services. But for that, they will have to:

  • Understanding that raw material costs will have to support these lower prices;
  • Look for raw material suppliers with supposedly lower offers;
  • Invest billions of dollars – not millions – to compete with other providers.

2. More companies will consider the idea of ​​adopting the hybrid cloud

Since last year, many IT managers and leaders have been considering the idea of ​​adopting the hybrid cloud. That's because, for many, this type of cloud is ideal for those companies that want to provide greater protection to their data. That's why many cloud computing providers are offering their customers expert support when migrating some of their data to local servers.

This help ranges from selecting appropriate locations for deploying applications to offering software that facilitates data management both in the local infrastructure and in the cloud. But some experts say most cloud providers will, by the end of 2016, recognize that hybrid cloud solutions will still need to go through a testing and planning period.

This is because, as the hybrid cloud emerges as a highly viable solution for business, many organizations around the world recognize that they can no longer afford the expense of an on-premises infrastructure and that they will begin to direct their investments and efforts of collaborators to activities that generate more value. That's why, in 2016, the hybrid cloud will be the subject of much discussion by experts.

3. Application development in the cloud will gain more maturity

By the end of the year, most companies struggling to create an on-premises infrastructure with the same computing power as cloud computing will find their efforts totally fruitless. Your managers will also recognize that the IT team's primary job is to develop applications, not spend a great deal of their time updating software and performing maintenance on local infrastructure.

In 2016, the development of applications in the cloud computing environment will gain more strength and greater maturity. And as there is a limited amount of professionals who know how to develop business applications in this environment, a war will arise between companies, which will fight to have the best collaborators on their team. Most likely, they will offer great salaries to attract these professionals.

4. IT industries will be reshaped to embrace the cloud

The cloud will revolutionize corporate IT practices, streamline communication between all team members and facilitate the delivery of work. But it will also force managers to overhaul the entire IT department. After all, the way employees work will be drastically changed, and they will have to quickly get used to the new way they carry out their activities.

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Sky.One Team

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