Cloud computing has now been adapted on a larger scale than before and most of the organization are taking leverage of shared resources to minimize operational cost and maximize efficiency. With increase in adaption of cloud computing, the threats related to clouds also become a hot issue in 2014. There were some cyber attacks on organizations like Target and Home Depot and Sony Pictures which caught a lot of attention and raised a lot of concerns. However in the year the emphasis of the cloud computing market has shifted on the following
In a traditional infrastructure of IT there was a problem in handling disaster but the cloud enables combating the high cost of installing a backup system and accurately mimicking potential disasters. This is a great utility provided by cloud computing infrastructure which is unprecedented.
As the organizations are shifting towards being data drive the cloud infrastructure would be able to accommodate big data. The infrastructure would have to evolve from web server size instances to private cluster gear. The database tools will also evolve to handle big data more efficiently.
Amazon Web services have been rolling out new services frequently. Its Lambda, in which a code is triggered to run in response to an event, is crucial step towards abstraction of computing models away from server centric designs. With Lambda, the cloud is becoming a generic compute engine in which developers don’t need to manage instances; they just need to run the code. There will be more interest developed in Go programming language.
The margins in cloud computing are falling and the enterprises have yet not developed cloud specific applications. Microsoft, HP, IBM and Oracle can help enterprises to evolve and provide hosted services to facilitate cloud adoption. The falling cloud margins will leave no room for smaller players who will eventually be out of market.
The cloud computing servers are getting bulkier which use Haswell CPU’s and allow larger instances or more virtual machines per server; in-memory databases instances with as much as 2TB DRAM and remote direct access memory(RDMA) over Ethernet. The networking technology will focus on software defined networks (SDN) which will provide policy driven network management. The SDN will continue to evolve in 2015 with addition of new features and performance records.
The use of containers around application distribution, cost effectiveness and portability will be one of the key developments in the cloud market in near future. The focus on automation tools that deals with containers will also increase. The container abstraction will reduce complexity and remove dependencies on underlying infrastructure services. Therefore in near future the emphasis will be to reduce the complexities in the cloud infrastructure.
The above mentioned implicates that there is huge potential to grow and ample amount of opportunities in the development of cloud computing market but as the opportunities grow the challenges will also grow.
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