5 CLOUD Trends for 2021
The Spanish technology company Linke has unveiled the cloud trends that will mark 2021. Its team of experts believe that cloud computing will be the model that supports the digital transformation that will drive reconstruction, as it will help companies respond to the pandemic, resume the pulse of its activity and return to growth.
WIDESPREAD INCREASE IN CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE DEMAND IN ALL AREAS
The transition to the cloud is accelerating because it allows the rapid adaptation of business models to new consumption habits, behavior patterns and new ways of working, relating, communicating, etc. Hardware, software and services in all cloud environments are going to be in high demand, laying the groundwork for it to soon take over traditional computing.
In addition, with the deployment of 5G, the possibility of deploying the infrastructure wherever it is needed, on devices, at the customer’s premises or in the cloud is opened and, regardless of where it is, it will be managed in a homogeneous way with native tools and procedures in cloud.
ALL AS A SERVICE (XAAS)
In line with the above and based on payment per use based on the consumption of this model, companies will move towards a XaaS model from which all technological services can be offered from the cloud, to achieve more scalability, flexibility and speed in the delivery times of digital services to the organization.
MORE CRITICAL SYSTEM MIGRATIONS
As a result of the lessons learned from the pandemic in which on-premise infrastructures demonstrated their inability to respond with agility to operational needs, companies are going to promote the transfer of their most critical systems to the cloud. In this sense, in 2021 more companies will make the decision to migrate their management systems and data centers to this model.
SUPPORT FOR INNOVATION
Organizations that want to drive innovation by launching new digital services will see this technology as the basis to do so, as it allows them to take advantage of the potential of big data and analytics solutions or artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions. Linke thinks that in 2021 we will begin to see practical applications applicable to everyday scenarios in companies and that, especially, we will go from talking about technologies that allow machine learning to see more and more applications that exist thanks to this technology.
CYBER SECURITY, A PRIORITY FOR THE MODEL TO ADVANCE
The business concern about security, as a result of the increase and severity of attacks, cannot be ignored, which requires paying more attention to this issue with a forceful response from the industry, through alliances, training initiatives, and closing possible doors to cybercrime. From a technology perspective, companies and their IT partners must avoid configuration errors and unauthorized access, which are, today, the main threats identified by customers.