Mauricio Duran Jan 5, 2022 7 min read

What Should You Consider for Your 2022 Cloud Strategy?

There has been a considerable rise in advanced app development, with cloud infrastructure alignment amounting to 33% of IT spending globally between 2017 and 2018.

However, as 2022 begins, it comes to light that over 70% of companies have already moved their work to the cloud, even though we are still in the initial phases of cloud innovation.

And world's leading cloud providers will continue to expand their cloud operations and businesses in the future. However, they'll have to deal with more stringent data management regulations, among other emerging issues.

We'll likely see a shift towards holistic strategies that make cloud migration easy for enterprises. Additionally, the cloud will also play an important role in giving greater abilities to remote and hybrid teams.

And that's just the start!

Here are some emerging trends that you need to consider for your 2022 cloud strategy:

New Use Cases That Lead to Greater Evolution

According to forecasts from Gartner, the global spending on cloud services is expected to exceed 482 billion dollars in 2022.

Cloud computing infrastructure is central to the delivery pipeline of almost all digital services, from entertainment and social media to autonomous IoT infrastructure and connected cars.

Upcoming ultra-fast networks like Wi-Fi 6E and 5G mean more streaming from the cloud as well as new data types that you can stream. In addition, with the increase in the availability of different cloud gaming platforms like Amazon Luna and Google's Stadia, it will see growing investment in the upcoming year.

Also, augmented reality (AR/VR) and cloud virtual will lead to cheaper and smaller headsets. Essentially, cloud technology makes every other development faster, more accessible, and lighter from a customer standpoint. This will be a crucial driver in the transition to cloud platform services.

AI-Powered Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has a central role to play in artificial intelligence services.

For example, machine learning platforms demand data bandwidth and colossal power for processing and training data. Cloud data centers can make it accessible to anyone.

Most of the "routine" AI you see all around – from Instagram filters to Google Search are based in the cloud. Machine learning plays a key role in routing data centers to your devices and handling storage infrastructure.

The evolution and development of AI and the cloud are inseparably intertwined, becoming even more true in 2022 and beyond.

As strong AI trends are mostly "creative" algorithms – procreative machine learning can create anything from synthetic data to art and language modeling. This can help enhance the accuracy with machines that can comprehend human languages.

Undoubtedly, cloud computing in 2022 will bring these services to customers and build critical infrastructure for their businesses.

Hybrid Cloud that Blurs the Distinction Between Private and Public Clouds

Since businesses began transitioning to the cloud, they have had two options. They can either take advantage of private cloud solutions or use pay-as-you-go public cloud services.

However, know that a private cloud is the better option for firms that prioritize security and regulatory compliance. Today, organizations such as Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft (the leading cloud providers) are rolling out "hybrid-based" models that implement the best of both worlds.

The data needs to be frequently and quickly accessed, maybe by customers. It can be stored on Azure servers or public AWS and made available through applications, dashboards, and tools.

Another driving force in the growing acceptance of hybrid cloud is that organizations are expanding past their initial forays into cloud-based computing. Instead, they are looking for other use cases and have proven the advantages.

As a result, many companies have a "multi-cloud" infrastructure, leveraging several services sometimes from different suppliers. A hybrid cloud methodology can minimize this complexity, emphasizing simplifying the user experience.  

Sustainability as a Driver of Cloud Innovation

Modern organizations play a fundamental role in tackling the climate change challenge.

In the cloud landscape, this centers on minimizing the energy used by computing engines, delivering 24/7 infrastructure services that are "always-on" to customers, and larger digital storage specifications.

 According to a forecast, the impacts of climate change will cost organizations up to 1.6 trillion dollars every year by 2025.

That is why most tech giants will spend 2022 executing innovations and measures to help them accomplish their aspirations in an eco-friendly way.

Wrapping up

There is no denying that companies can't afford to overlook cloud solutions this year. Making the most of cloud-based solutions isn't an easy feat. However, many companies find ways to optimize their cloud investments without reducing budgets.

Let Definity First help you energize business growth and productivity with cloud-based business applications in 2022.

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Mauricio Duran

President at Definity First. I have a big passion for leading-edge technology and I'm a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in software development. Expert in Microsoft technologies and mission critical applications.