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Future Cloud Computing and Technology

(An example of a distributed cloud infrastructure. Source: ResearchGate)

- Future of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. The future of cloud computing will most likely represent a combination of cloud based software products and on premises compute to create a hybrid IT solution that balances the scalability and flexibility associated with cloud and the security and control of a private data center.

Businesses nowadays are seeking innovative ways to grow and accomplish their business goals. With the help of cloud computing, this business will keep on growing in the future. Cloud computing is powerful and expansive and will continue to grow in the future and provide many benefits. Cloud computing is extremely cost-effective and companies can use it for their growth. The future of cloud computing is bright and will provide benefits to both the host and the customer. 


- The "Hyperplexed" Future

New technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) powered by 5G networks are driving the need for new IT architectures. Next-generation applications must not only work in mobile and web environments: they must also respond to voice, touch, wearables, and AR and VR. 

Hyperplexed architecture can support a large number of widely distributed applications, different types of devices and innovative user experiences. The next generation of cloud-based platforms will support these new forms of virtualization.


- Types of Cloud Computing

There are 4 main types of cloud computing: private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, and multiclouds. There are also 3 main types of cloud computing services: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). 

Choosing a cloud type or cloud service is a unique decision. No 2 clouds are the same (even if they’re the same type), and no 2 cloud services are used to solve the same problem. But by understanding the similarities, you can be more informed about how the caveats of each cloud computing type and cloud service might impact your business.

Every cloud abstracts, pools, and shares scalable computing resources across a network. Every cloud type also enables cloud computing, which is the act of running workloads within that system. And every cloud is created using a unique mix of technologies, which almost always includes an operating system, some kind of management platform, and application programming interfaces (APIs). Virtualization and automation software can also be added to every kind of cloud for additional capabilities or increased efficiencies.

The differences between public clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds, and multiclouds were once easily defined by location and ownership. But it’s just not that simple anymore. So while we compare the differences below, there are plenty of caveats.


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- Cloud Services and Infrastructure

Cloud infrastructure is a term used to describe the components required for cloud computing, including hardware, abstract resources, storage, and network resources. Think of cloud infrastructure as the tools you need to build your cloud. In order to host services and applications in the cloud, you need cloud infrastructure. 

Abstraction techniques or processes such as virtualization are used to separate resources from physical hardware and pool them into the cloud; automation software and management tools allocate those resources and provide new environments so users can access what they need when they need it.


- The Industry Cloud

Almost every large company now utilizes public cloud resources for computing capacity, data storage, and some software (SaaS) needs. With the rapid digitization of business processes we are seeing, the popularity of public clouds (or clouds that provide enterprise "tenants" with access to public clouds) has accelerated.

However, public cloud products have recognized limitations that limit their use simply because they are general-purpose products and not optimized for the specific needs of a single industry. An industry cloud is a collection of cloud services, tools, and applications tailored to the specific needs of a single industry. While most large companies are now leveraging public cloud resources, leveraging industry clouds can unlock significant additional benefits.


- The Use of AI in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses and individuals access and use data. By storing data in the cloud, users can access it from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Cloud computing also allows for quick and easy scaling up or down as business needs change. 

One of the latest innovations in cloud computing is the use of artificial intelligence (AI). AI offers many advantages to businesses using the cloud, including the ability to automatically identify patterns and trends and predict future needs. This can help businesses optimize operations and make better resource allocation decisions. Additionally, AI can help improve security by identifying potential threats and taking steps to mitigate them. The use of artificial intelligence in cloud computing is still in its early stages, but it has the potential to further change the way businesses operate.

The future of cloud computing is from hybrid to edge to AI-driven. The next phase of cloud computing will redefine the way it works in the world, and AI  will play a major role in delivering on its promise.



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