Cloud technology has largely taken over in the past few years. Nearly every smartphone utilizes cloud technology and storage in one way or another, and more and more businesses are realising that they can save a lot of money and time by migrating to the cloud. Certainly in the age of working from home, cloud technology has enables many users to work remotely, safely, and flexibly, whilst guaranteeing that the company they work for is upholding the security of their data.
We spoke to TechQuarters, a London IT Support Company that has been working with Cloud technology for over a decade now. They confirmed that Cloud technology is definitely not going anywhere; in fact, there are a range of developments in Cloud technology that businesses can expect to see over the course of 2022.
One of the clear front-runners when it comes to benefits of Cloud technology is that it delivers a consistent experience to multiple PCs wirelessly – this is exactly what the technology of containerization does, but to a greater level than many are used to. Now, applications can be containerized into an independent package that can be distributed easily. This is similar in technology to virtual machines; but with containers, all dependencies are built into them, unlike VMs, which need additional resource demands.
Hybrid- and Multi-Cloud
Traditionally, businesses had the choice of either using a host in a private cloud, or hosting a public cloud. A private cloud had a range of benefits – because it is an infrastructure that was based on-site, businesses enjoy very low latency, and faster data transfers; however private clouds are the more expensive option. Public clouds, on the other hand, involve much lower infrastructure costs; providers such as Microsoft (with their unique Azure Cloud services) have pushed the boundaries in terms of public cloud performance for business use.
These days, there are two major new options for business cloud tech. Hybrid cloud is where both private and public clouds are used in tandem for different purposes, so a business is able to assign certain tasks and processes to whichever cloud would handle it better. Businesses may also choose a Multi-cloud setup, where 2 or more public clouds are operating together for data redundancy.
Internet of Things
An Internet of Things (or IoT) device is simply a smart device that has an IP address assigned to it – this allows it to connect to other devices and computers in sophisticated ways. IoT devices are best utilized together in conjunction with Cloud services; this allows them to get access to greater processing power through the Cloud, and also to offload that vast amounts of useful data produced by such devices. This is something that a Managed IT Support Services Provider could help you with. As the popularity and use of IoT among businesses increases, so shall the demand for cloud computing – the two are very well integrating technologies and will likely push one another to greater innovations throughout 2022.
Often misconstrued as a technology that will make Cloud computing outdated, Edge computing is actually a new area of computing that has been largely pioneered by Cloud providers, mostly in response to the uptick in Internet of Things technology. The latency associated with attempting to process large amounts of data across long distances has led to the principle of bringing processing and computation closer to where the data originated.