The 2015 Trends in Cloud Computing

2015 Trends in Cloud Computing
As the IT world says goodbye to 2014, IT professionals are left wondering which direction the industry will go next. Overall, our Applications2U (A2U) cloud computing experts saw many different trends emerge in the cloud computing arena. Big data played a huge role and Cloud security was a popular topic in 2014. Hackers littered the newswires as they claimed major retail breaches at Target and Home Depot, the iCloud hack and, most recently, the Sony Pictures’ attack.

This year, which new technologies will take off in 2015 or challenge the status quo? Here’s what’s on the A2U cloud computing experts’ radar.

1. Hybrid Cloud Computing
If you research the definition of Hybrid Cloud Computing, you’ll find a variety of definitions; however, the most popular definition is a combination of public or private cloud services and physical application infrastructure and services.

Hybrid Cloud Computing is set to become a main focus in IT department strategies moving forward in 2015. A unified integrated cloud strategy, consisting both internal and external cloud platforms that can be leveraged based on specific business requirements is the future of cloud computing.

Our A2u cloud experts recommend that enterprises should center immediate efforts on integrating the application and dynamic data infrastructures to form a hybrid solution. A cloud strategy is imperative. In order to avoid oversights and other glitches, businesses should set guidelines and standards for how the public cloud application services or applications will combine with the various components of internal systems to ensure an efficient hybrid environment.

2. CSB is Key in IT Strategy
Over the last year, Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) has gone from being an option to a key strategic factor. CSB essentially involves a service provider playing a liaising role in assisting the consumption of cloud computing. CSB as a trend is predicted to gather speed over the next few years.

3. Commit to the Cloud
The success of your cloud adoption completely depends on whether your decision making structure optimizes the cloud. You need to first ensure you alleviate any concerns that you have regarding the performance, security, availability, and integration. Once you’ve satisfyingly crossed these issues, you can go about planning, implementing and optimizing your cloud strategy without hesitation.

4. Application Design Must Be Cloud-Optimized
Now the way organizations go about cloud computing is to basically just transfer their enterprise workloads to the cloud or an application infrastructure. This is a good approach where the workloads need a variable supply of resources or where the application logically adapts to horizontal scalability.

But to fully extract the potential of your cloud model to deliver truly gold standard world class applications, you need to start designing applications that are cloud-optimized from paper to practice.

These trends are already becoming best practices and they are bound to have a profound impact on your cloud strategy in 2015. For more information on how A2U can assist you in reaching your cloud computing goals in 2015, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.