06 December, 2021

4 promising trends in the 2022 Cloud landscape

By: Omar Abdul-Hafiz

In a previous article, we discussed 3 major trends in telecom that are likely to make some noise in 2022. Of these trends, we touched upon Cloud-based systems. And truth be told, the Cloud industry has made a name for itself as a big player on the tech scene in recent years. Its numerous advantages compared to in-house systems cannot be overlooked.

Thus, it would be interesting to have a look at some of the hottest topics on the Cloud landscape. In this article, we will discuss 4 rising Cloud trends for 2022.

Multi-cloud is becoming mainstream

There are 3 major players on the Cloud landscape right now: AWS, Google, and Microsoft. They provide all types of Cloud service models, be it public or private, IaaS, SaaS, or more. These 3 giants are in heated competition, and each of them has its fair share of loyal customers. To refresh your information on the different types of Cloud deployment and services, public vs private Cloud, IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS, etc., please refer to our article on the topic here, which is sort of a precursor to our article today, so we recommend you read it first.

But is it possible for a business to have a combination of services from more than one of these 3 cloud services together in one cloud system?

Well, yes. Of course! This, in a nutshell, is what is known as multicloud. Many SaaS providers may choose to implement a multicloud infrastructure for a variety of good reasons. In some cases, they may decide that one IaaS or PaaS provider is suitable for one or some of their applications while another provider is suitable for other types of application. This decision may be based on the used technology, the targeted industry, or simply the features and prices being offered by the Cloud service provider at the time of the system’s Cloud deployment.

For one thing, multicloud enables you to combine the best features from more than one cloud provider together in one integrated cloud system. For instance, a company may select a cloud service provider for their great email suite, and choose another provider for their document management features, and so on. Another really good thing about multicloud is that it prevents vendor lock-in and reduces otherwise substantial service switching costs.

However, for a multicloud approach to work smoothly for system deployments, it may require good containerization through the use of platforms such as Docker. This allows SaaS providers to abstract the details of their system implementation in containers rather than having Cloud-provider-specific implementations. Therefore, having your Cloud application run on containers allows easier transition from one Cloud provider to another.

Edge and Fog computing

Not far from cloud computing, another two highly trending models are edge and fog computing. To explain this simply, it all has to do with the distance between the computation data storage devices and the source(s) of data.

In traditional cloud computing, data storage, and processing usually happen on distant servers located mostly on another remote location entirely. In edge computing, however, data processing takes place in close physical proximity to the location collecting this data. In between the two, there’s the fog layer which can basically act as a mediator between the edge and the Cloud.

Edge and fog computing offers several advantages as they can: enhance processing speed, decrease response time, act as an additional layer of security, and improve system scalability. Edge computing, for example, makes it possible to process selected data locally as opposed to sending them to a faraway cloud. This feature is very useful for taking care of time-sensitive data for making instant decisions. One prominent example of this is self-driving cars. Furthermore, these advantages can play a vital role in serving the IoT industry as it helps reduce processing and response time.

The Hybrid Cloud

Traditionally, as businesses began embracing the Cloud, they mainly had two options. They are convenient pay-as-you-go public Cloud solutions. Or there’s the flexible private Cloud which is a more customized solution.

Today, however, many Cloud giants are offering a more hybrid, best-of-both-worlds approach. This trend is widely known as the Hybrid Cloud. Under this approach, sensitive data may be safeguarded on private servers with monitored access and processed through proprietary applications while other data, still securely accessed, can be stored in the public Cloud, such as when using business systems offered in SaaS model.

The Hybrid Cloud architecture brings a lot of merits. Most notably, it offers a greater deal of agility and flexibility to choose the model, private or public, based on your particular business need.

Promising growth for the PaaS market

With more types of applications and services being created on the Cloud, the PaaS market is witnessing an even bigger boost. While SaaS applications naturally run on PaaS platforms, there are more and more XaaS applications running on top of PaaS platforms such as DaaS, CaaS, and various others.

Latest statistics show that the Platform as a Service (PaaS) sector is growing at a speedy rate. From $47.29 billion in 2020, it is forecasted to grow to as high as $88.1 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 13%.

What this means is that we are expected to see a rising demand for PaaS business products over the coming years. This is expected especially considering the ghost of the COVID-19 pandemic still haunting the business world and the need to create safer, more flexible, and future-proof work environments.

In terms of benefits, PaaS technology has quite a lot to offer. For instance, PaaS speeds up the process of creating new apps. Also, it saves you a lot of expenses as you won’t need to purchase special hardware and software. PaaS offers cloud application providers, such as SaaS providers, with a wide range of reliable services, saving them the time and effort they would otherwise spend configuring the proper Cloud environment for their software applications.

To Conclude

The Cloud industry is growing at a very fast rate. In fact, statistics show that its market size is anticipated to grow from $445.3 billion in 2021 to $947.3 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 16.3%! And as we can see, this growth is becoming more dynamic as we witness the emergence of various different types of Cloud infrastructures to suit the specific needs of every business. This can be a strong indicator that we are about to witness a world where the Cloud will become the mainstream model of computing.

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