Every year, a new collection of technologies in cloud computing get released and change things in the enterprise market. Containers and serverless-ness has made news so far, but what else do we prepare for? Let’s find out:
- Artificial Intelligence: AI is well expected to become the next big thing in the world of Cloud technologies. In the coming years, AI is set to go main stream. This is happening thanks to the confluence of several factors. Apart from cyber security, the voice commands will be used as new user interfaces that increasingly need AI. A lot of cloud platforms are already offering easy-to-use AI enabled services. For instance, GuardDuty by AWS is an AI powered Cyber security service which analyzes thousands of log records for providing anomalies and patterns. The creation of specialized DSS (Decision Support System) will drive AI adoption by mainstream enterprises. For instance, one can witness a CFO or CIO within an organization accessing a DSS which can assist with answering questions like ‘Should I purchase this software?” The adoption of DSS will be accelerated by voice driven interfaces like Alexa.
- Security: Organizations are now looking to gain more business value out of the data they have and cloud security will go on to continue to garner lot more attention, specially so when breaches are making headlines. In the coming years, a lot of enterprises will prepare for General Data Protection Regulations or similar regulations along with their compliance policies. The increase in high profile security breaches have instigated Government agencies to drive in new rules and regulations in order to force companies to take privacy concerns and cyber security seriously. The Department of Financial Services of New York has made cyber security and compliance mandatory in their 23 NYCR 500. The Department of Defense has made the use of NIST SP 800-171 guidelines by suppliers mandatory. Many industries and sectors will be forced to evaluate cloud security and make investments in order to comply with Government norms, ensure confidentiality, availability of digital assets and maintain integrity. The General Data Protection Regulation of the EU levies heavy penalty for non-compliance. Encryption and password protection will also be employed for better privacy on an enterprise level. This increases the demand for cloud security professionals who work with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platforms in a very big way!
- Rise of commercial cloud computing platforms: 2017 witnessed a spike in the use of adoption in public cloud services from all the big players – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure. Many cloud providers like IBM and Google also managed to score several high profile wins. This is a clear indication that commercial cloud computing platforms are here to stay. They have all evolved well in terms of infrastructure services, focusing on business and data services making them innovative and agile, and therefore in high demand. This is yet another cue for aspiring cloud professionals on the technology they should train in.
- More of Serverless-ness: There will be chatbot and machine learning services packed with new features. The traditional platform as service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will go down in terms of cost and become more flexible.
Enterprises will need employees who are well trained in the above technologies and individuals who have practical training are certainly going to score well with landing themselves a good job in the Cloud field. IIHT’s unique cloud stack course is a well thought out; job oriented one that is defined by the needs of the industry. The cloud professionals who play the role of mentors make sure participants of the course are well versed and ready to take on the real job world. For more details visit the cloud stack page on iiht.com.