The realm of cloud computing is accelerating at an unprecedented pace. The hybrid workplace model clubbed with advancements in metaverse and quantum computing, is taking the cloud market to unprecedented heights.
According to Gartner, worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is expected to grow 20.7% to reach $591.8 billion in 2023, up from $490.3 billion documented in 2022.
In 2023 (and beyond), as more and more businesses undertake cloud migration projects to become cloud-first, the cloud revolution will continue its unstoppable growth. Let’s look at the top cloud computing trends that’ll make it big in 2023:
PaaS Adoption Will Grow
With economic pressures expected to loom in 2023, development organizations need to be responsive to new trends and instabilities. But the growing skills gap is making it difficult for teams to meet their quality needs and time-to-market deadlines. For such organizations, the realm of PaaS will allow teams to focus on writing good quality code – and not worry about managing and maintaining the underlying infrastructure.
By enabling efficient and automated code generation for SaaS applications, PaaS, expected to grow at a rate of 23.2% (Gartner) in the coming year, will provide teams with the necessary building blocks to respond to fluctuating demands in a volatile market.
Cloud Security Will Advance the Priority List
The coming year will see cloud vendors and businesses upping their cloud security game, advancing it on their priority list. With today’s organizations vulnerable to a range of sophisticated cybersecurity attacks, investments in cybersecurity and strengthening resilience will be on every C-suite’s mind.
But given the cost and complexity involved in having an internal cloud security team, in 2023, there will be an increased demand for Managed Cloud Security providers that provide cutting-edge cloud security services on demand.
There Will Be Widespread Interest in Multi-Cloud
As organizations get a better grip on how the cloud works and how they can mix and match services and models to suit their unique needs, interest in multi-cloud strategies will grow multifold.
In 2023, many organizations will look to diversify cloud services across several cloud providers to enhance flexibility and security. Such an approach will help them overcome the problem of vendor lock-in while also allowing them to enhance efficiency, increase redundancy, and reduce the chances of errors and downtime caused by a single failure.
Several Investments Will Be Made Toward AI & ML-Powered Cloud Services
As the volume, velocity, and variety of data being collected and stored on the cloud increase, many organizations realize they do not have the bandwidth, skill, or processing capacity needed to process this data. But this will no longer be a problem in 2023, as cloud providers will make several investments in offering AI and ML-powered services. These analytics-backed cloud services will offer the level of bandwidth and computation power required for businesses to manage their vast and distributed data.
In 2023, businesses can expect to see continued innovation in this field as hyper-scale cloud services providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft will integrate advanced AI and ML technology to create efficient and cost-effective cloud services for businesses.
Serverless Will Pave the Way
In 2023, more and more organizations will embrace the serverless way of computing to enjoy benefits across automatic scaling, high availability, and optimized costs. Since the cloud provider will manage all aspects of capacity provisioning and management, organizations can focus on running their business – and not worry about managing the infrastructure that powers it.
Serverless will also allow them to reduce development time, bring innovative ideas and concepts into the market faster, and scale the business from zero to peak and back – as needs evolve. Since organizations only pay for the services they use, they can also streamline their operational expenditure.
Cloud DevOps Will Be Offered as a Package
Until now, organizations had to integrate cloud capabilities into their DevOps practices to stay competitive in the ever-changing marketplace. But in 2023, that’s about to change. Cloud giants like AWS will provide a suite of flexible Cloud DevOps tools on the go to enable teams to build and deliver products rapidly and reliably.
These AWS Cloud DevOps tools will simplify the provisioning and management of infrastructure, deployment of application code, and more, enabling teams to take advantage of AWS resources quicker and leverage a large ecosystem of partners to extend services.
Drive Growth During Uncertain Times with These Cloud Trends
As businesses accelerate IT modernization initiatives to minimize risk and optimize costs in the new normal, the cloud market is poised to grow like never before. Migrating data, apps, and operations to the cloud opens doors to several benefits, including better access, security, and backup. In the coming year, adopting trends across PaaS, cloud security, multi-cloud, AI and ML, serverless, and cloud DevOps will allow businesses to build elasticity, boost resilience, and support growth during uncertain times.
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