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The Next Generation of Cloud Computing

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Cloud isn’t for technology geeks anymore as by now, a majority of organizations have implemented cloud for improved efficiency in their business processes. A particular enterprise on cloud can reap many benefits as they are able to scale their resources whenever there are heavy business demands. Storage, which the cloud offers is such an easy feature which allows a user to store, retrieve and move their data seamlessly. Security on cloud is unmatched as compared to any other platforms. The simplicity of cloud is what makes it so easy to implement it in a business because it technically provides everything an admin might need to carry out his business functions smoothly.

It is important to understand what newer technologies can be provided by cloud in the future because innovation doesn’t stop and there are always advancements and improvements when it comes to one particular technology. Cloud taps into the expertise of an enterprise to bring the best out of them. Cloud computing has come a long way, from being initially adopted for high efficiency and saving money, to emerging as a platform for the best of innovations.

What the future holds for Cloud Computing?

Almost everything is connected to the cloud one way or another - except if anything is specifically kept in a local storage for security purposes. There are many opportunities and capabilities in cloud computing. There are many predictions when it comes to the future of cloud computing as it can open doors for newer services, platforms, applications and much more. Innumerable possibilities pave the way for innumerable innovations. In the next decade, cloud computing will be an integral part of each human’s life because it will connect all the useable to a single platform.

In this article we take a look at the next generation cloud technologies which will shape the cloud computing future and will provide a much evolved technology.

Unikernels

To say the least Unikernels are infrastructure virtualization space. It is an executable image which can be executed natively on a particular hypervisor without the help of a separate operating system. The image consists of an application code and operating systems functions which are necessary for the application. Unikernels are built up of library operating system which is nothing but collections of libraries which represent an operating system’s important capabilities. There have been various virtualizations in cloud computing and Unikernels is the latest hypervisor virtualization technology in the emerging containers concept.

CaaS

Container as a Service (CaaS) is an offering from cloud providers which provides container orchestration and compute resources. The framework can be used by the developers through API or a web interface for easy management of container. One can say that CaaS is a new layer for cloud platform for application deployment. This point towards the tools which are aimed at relaxing stress between the operations staff and the development team when it is about pushing application content and monitoring application.

Server less Architecture

The cloud has led to shutting down datacenters because CIOs believe in the services provided by cloud computing and how it has been a boon for their business. IT heads rent a mix of tools from a couple of vendors when they need extra processing power or storage. IT leaders are searching for a more cost efficient way to rent computing power and rather than managing a cloud architecture, they now wish to go server less. Cloud is now being used just to fuel applications and other functions with server less computing now in the picture. Only when resources need to be provisioned, the cloud is called upon to do this job. Internet of Things (IoT) can be a good example of such event based computing.

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Software-defined networking is rapidly becoming a key component in data centers for automation. Software-defined networking provides efficient ways to manage virtualization saves cost and offers speedy service delivery. It gives data center managers the control to manage each and every aspect of a data center which results in higher agility to manage and upgrade their hardware. Modern data centers have become too complex to be managed by assigned personnel and thus, it is important to use an automation tool. It helps enterprises to enhance their security by minimizing vulnerabilities caused by humans.

Conclusion

Cloud computing has a bright future as it holds many technological breakthroughs and newer innovations. Technology which is implemented in the market today probably won’t be kindred tomorrow. The constant change which only leads to better upgradations will help many organizations reach their potential and achieve their desired targets. The cloud will bring much more benefits to businesses that one is able to imagine now.

posted Jul 10, 2018 by Manohar Parakh

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If you know what cloud computing is then it isn’t too hard for you to recognize the real benefits of cloud technology. Since the introduction of cloud computing, there have been many organizations and individuals who have implemented it in their lives and have noticed the difference in ease of using the service and enhanced business processes. There are many benefits of cloud computing like storing data on cloud, being able to retrieve the data stored on cloud from any location and using various software’s and application on the cloud platform. Small businesses can make use of this kind of technology which weren’t affordable to them previously. Big businesses usually spend more but small businesses cannot do the same and thus cloud computing has been a boon for the business owners. Moving your business to the cloud is safe and a smart step because a lot of benefits can be reaped through the implementation of cloud technology.

Let’s look at the business benefits achieved through migrating on cloud:

1. Enhanced Collaboration

When any type of device is connected to an internet connection, a cloud-based application can be easily used by multiple personnels through any location. Employees who work in remote locations an easily collaborate their documents with other employees while being connected with the concerned person at the same time. Anyone who is going to use this service should make use of the portal connected to the application to share files and exchange data on the cloud.

2. Security

Data breach is a common thing now-a-days but it is definitely not a good thing because the one who has been affected by such action is in a great loss. We don’t understand until it doesn’t happen to us and so prevention is better than cure. Cloud provides the best security when it comes to storage. There are multiple layers of security when a user’s data is on cloud and it is nearly impossible for an attacker to steal that data. The size of business doesn’t matter when there the issue is regarding data theft because it leaves the owner vulnerable and desperate to recover the lost data. So in order to stay on the safe side, keeping your data on the cloud will be a huge benefit in case of data security.

3. Data Recovery

Cloud Disaster Recovery is a term which is associated with backing up the data stored on cloud so that there is a duplicate file in case the original data file is lost, corrupted or misplaced. For higher security purposes, it is suggested to store your data on cloud because the service provider takes regular backs of your data which ensures optimum safety. In case there is a fire, flood or any type of natural disaster, the cloud service can easily provide the data affected by the disaster.

4. Reduced IT Costs

Cloud infrastructure considerably eliminates the cost of purchasing expensive IT equipment, maintenance charges, consulting fees and energy consumption. There are various cost cutting areas when a user decides to move their business on cloud. Cloud computing also lowers costs of software upgrades and software licenses which eliminates the high upfront costs. The money needed to pay experts and staff to look after and manage the equipment is saved because with cloud there is no need to hire dedicated personnel. Thus, moving to cloud is a very economical option as compared to traditional IT systems.

5. Scalability & Flexibility

Business demand fluctuates according to the needs of changing times and cloud is a perfect fit for situations of such kind. Cloud resources are scalable according to the need of the hour. Through Vertical and Horizontal scaling, business demands can be matched with appropriate resource allocation so that the business is not affected in any way. Some cloud providers offer Pay-Per-Use cloud model which is a good option as it reduces unnecessary use of resources by saving a lot of costs. Through flexibility of resource allocation, a business can match peak demands of his business.

6. Mobility

Multiple employees of a firm work in various locations across the country and cloud efficiently connects all the employees to the main office so that any type of data can be shared or retrieved through cloud computing. Employees who work remotely or who work on the go can easily make use of cloud service to access any kind of data through an established internet connection. This is one of the main advantages of cloud computing which allows an individual to work remotely and still connect to the main office.

7. Business Continuity

Natural disasters have destroyed many businesses till now and we cannot possibly stop them but what we can do is keep a backup plan in case a disaster strikes. Big or small businesses are often affected by a natural disaster occurrence because they haven’t planned for such an event which leads them to lose their business and mission critical data. When data is stored on hard drives and stored in office premises itself, the chances of data loss increases because there isn’t a proper system to back up all the data. Cloud services always take backups of your data to ensure that you do not lose your data in a disaster. The historical data is always referred so that the business can be continued efficiently.

Conclusion

As technology upgrades day-by-day, there will be always newer innovations which can be applied in any field so that new techniques can improve the current processes. Cloud Computing has been a ground breaking technology which has changed the way storage needs are met and businesses are run through faster computing power. A huge scope is offered by cloud computing to the organizations.

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