If you follow us here on the blog, you must have already seen our articles on cloud computing trends for 2017 . The expectation of Sky.One is that we will have a strong migration of companies to the public cloud over the coming months.

For those who own or adopt high risk or critical solutions, the path will be the private cloud or even the possibility of using a hybrid cloud, with a part of the solution hosted privately and another in the public.

Still on the predictions of what should happen with cloud computing this year, I want to bring another perspective, not directly on the evolution of the technologies used, but something that should happen behind the scenes and that has to do with adjustments and strategies in the adoption of solutions of cloud computing.

Acquisitions, mergers and strong alliances

Usually one of the strategies of cloud providers is to invest heavily to develop and launch products and services with their brand. In recent years, and also in 2017, it will be no different; I see that to further consolidate our presence in the market we will have a strong investment in acquisitions, mergers and the creation of partnerships .

This happens due to the participation of cloud computing in different sectors of the market, and therefore there is a need for solutions that meet all this demand. When there is no feasibility or interest in developing our own solutions, the natural path will be to look for companies that have a strong presence in the market and try to close deals, whether in the form of acquisitions, mergers or through collaborations.

Standardizations and certifications applied to suppliers and partners

One of the ways to consolidate itself in the market and also guarantee commitment to customers is to seek to adapt to the market's reference standards and certifications. One example is the concern with security, which makes providers like AWS obtain certifications such as PCI-DSS, ISO, AICPA, among others. It is also worth noting the governance best practices.

This standard also applies to suppliers and partners, demonstrating the priority given to the quality of products and services offered by the cloud to its customers.

Support for large volume of data and media

In the marketing, education and entertainment market, the strong trend in the coming years will be the increase in data traffic, especially video files, which will be published in different formats and solutions for the market.

In view of this, cloud computing services need to be increasingly prepared for the increase in data traffic, both for solutions hosted in public clouds and for sending files from clients.

More and more security

High availability, incident handling and privacy assurance will continue to be key factors for companies to migrate to cloud solutions; therefore, investments in technology and security will be even greater in 2017.

It is also expected that encryption, monitoring, identity and control solutions, as well as specialized professionals, will be even more required to minimize the risks of security incidents.

Growing demand for specialized developers

Just as we had a great demand for professionals specialized in hardware and networks, the demand for software developers with a profile for cloud computing solutions has grown a lot.

The migration of solutions developed in the client-server architecture and web technologies requires adaptations so that the solutions adapt to the technologies used in the cloud computing architecture, so developers with this profile will be in high demand.

It's the beginning of the year and I'm sure a lot will happen with cloud computing. We have many trends and good projects emerging in the market and I believe that the most important thing is that you do not waste any more time and start your migration project right now.

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