Monday, September 25, 2017

2017 Important Cloud Trends

In the five years into the future global cloud IP transfer will increase as the 30%CAGR from 2015 to 2020. It is estimated that the increase will be nearly fourfold, according to the latest market analysis by Cisco,

As the cloud market constantly grows, people begin to utilize cloud resources. In 2017, the main cloud market tends are as following:

Cloud Migration

Currently, most enterprises fare facing a challenge. When cloud services providers keep update new products, not only small businesses are transferring their business and services to the cloud, but also large-scale commercial organizations follow the general trend. It cannot be denied that cloud computing has already changed business operating models.

McKinsey Silicon Valley team published a new report, in which cloud migration will offer larger enterprises rejecting new technologies the great opportunity of accelerating development. In 2015, near 77% enterprises depended on the traditional IT infrastructure. But at the end of the report, it said that in 2018 it will decrease to 43%, because large enterprises migrate their services to cloud-based infrastructure.

Cloud Security

It is true that more and more companies transfer their business into the cloud, but only some companies still cannot trust some technologies and refuse to apply them. It is about the security they are concerned about most. When more and more companies and organizations in manufacturing industry and health care industry migrate to the cloud, data security need to be taken into consideration prior.

Although the content about how to ensure the cloud security is still no consensus reached so far, some IT experts such as Scott Chasin still believe that cloud computing can provide powerful security in the coming years.

People are more and more likely to require to take security as a primary function, while cloud just features storage options, scalability, and easy to deployment. That’s the key point to realize cloud security, Scott Chasin said.


Because of convenient operation and high performance, the rate of container usage reaches the peak in the near years. This situation shows that companies are paying more and more attention to two aspects: flexibility and low costs. The two are also the effective methods to develop and deploy the micro services, especially the cloud-based apps.

AI and Machine Learning

AI and machine learning are the hotspots in the cloud computing industry. Google, AWS, IBM, and Microsoft have already pushed out cloud services based on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Microsoft has more than 20 types of cognitive services, and IBM announced the first cloud computing-based platform ProjectDataWorks in last year, which is for AI decision-making. On IBM cloud computing-based platform, users can use machine learning and ApacheSpark automation to deploy data products on IBMCloud. Other more, Google also issued a series of cloud computing services in the last year.

The usage of AI and machine learning in the industry is still in the starting phase, but they can shape the cloud computing platform’s future.

Hybrid Cloud

Even though small and medium businesses can transfer to the cloud, it cannot be the feasible solutions to large companies, because they often invest a lot in internal IT infrastructure, and they can only transfer part of business to the cloud.

Hybrid cloud solution enables companies to take advantage of cloud computing’s scalability, but the companies will not leak significant data to the third party. However, there are some challenges blocking hybrid cloud development, including integration and being incompatible with apps.

The lack of management tools and generic API are the top issues that public cloud providers focus on, but they are also the opportunities for them, according to Ed Anderson, vice president of Gartner. We all understand that public cloud and private cloud will be widely used; thus, providers have to pay more attention to hybrid cloud challenges, so as to meet the growing demands.


A few years ago, some businesses migrate their services to the cloud, which helped them occupy the competitive advantage. Now, it has become an inevitable trend. Cloud’s flexibility and scalability have attracted various industries’ attention, including aviation, health care, and car industry. In 2017, more and more large commercial organizations will user the cloud service and further increase the cloud usage.

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