Cloud computing is the world’s technological solution to the COVID-19 problem. As businesses around the globe kept the utilities on by allowing workers to work from home, all of the big cloud providers witnessed considerable revenue growth and innovations at a dizzying pace. On the other hand, the technology also adds a new notion to its ecosystem known as cloud nationalism.
Let’s have a look at some more predictions that are likely to dominate in 2022:
- The new post-pandemic world will be highly reliant on cloud computing:
Cloud services were a lifeline in the terrible and chaotic year that is now coming to an end, keeping the business and our lifestyles from collapsing.
To recover from a pandemic that is still devouring us ruthlessly, everyone will continue to rely significantly on clouds (along with streaming, remote collaboration, sensor technologies, and other cloud-reliant new technologies) in 2022 and beyond.
Enterprise technical specialists will adapt their cloud strategies with one eye on COVID-19 advances and the other on digitalization programmes.
- The role of public clouds will grow significantly:
As a result of the pandemic, public clouds have risen faster past summer. According to IDC, enterprise cloud expenditure, including public and private, increased 34.4% year over year, while non-cloud IT spending declined 8%.
In 2022, leading cloud infrastructure platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform will cement their cloud market leadership and expand their impact across various sectors of the economy. Even though Google, Microsoft, and Alibaba will continue to close the gap, AWS will maintain its market supremacy.
- Methods such as hybrid and multi-cloud computing will assist firms in avoiding cloud lock-in:
In the last year, the rising popularity of public clouds has compelled conventional corporate computing businesses to alter their strategic emphasis to hybrid and multi-cloud computing.
In 2022, enterprises’ reliance on major suppliers will grow increasingly insecure. IT personnel will seek hybridization and multi-cloud solutions to avoid being locked into a single supplier. According to Flexera, 93% of firms employ a multi-cloud strategy, and 87% use a hybrid cloud strategy, demonstrating that this is already a popular strategy.
- The platform as a service revenue share in the public cloud will grow:
SaaS suppliers like Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce offered a key platform for organizations to continue functioning as usual despite the interruptions during this year’s rapid shift to work-from-home arrangements.
SaaS companies of all types will be poised for tremendous growth as long as remote work remains a realistic choice. According to Gartner, SaaS will continue to be the most profitable cloud category in 2021, with sales reaching $117.7 billion by the year’s end. Nonetheless, as business clients become more reliant on cloud-native, packaged, and serverless cloud applications, PaaS-based services and apps will soar even higher.