Cloud has been the most disruptive technology of the last decade and will be at the forefront of all technologies in 2020 and beyond. Organizations rely on the cloud to serve more complex and dynamic needs of the business. The pace of innovation in cloud industry is phenomenal. Sip on some mind juices with our top ten buzzwords around cloud technology to be updated with the new trends.
1. Container-as-a-Service (CaaS)
CaaS is a cloud service that allows software developers and IT professionals to upload, organize, run, scale, manage and stop containers by using container-based virtualization. A CaaS provider typically provides a framework which allows user to make use of the service.
Cloud has facilitated XaaS (X is variable) models. In particular, cloud industry is defined by PaaS, IaaS and SaaS models. CaaS falls somewhere in between PaaS and IaaS.
2. Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between two platforms.
The concept of a hybrid cloud is not new to the industry but the trend of fierce adoption of hybrid cloud is creating a buzz in the industry.
The “Cloud-native” is an approach to building and running applications that exploits the advantages of the cloud computing delivery model. “Cloud-native” describes how applications are created and deployed.
The term implies that applications are live in public cloud as opposed to an on-premises datacenter.
The pen-source refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. Open-source software is usually developed as a public collaboration and made freely available.
5. Omni Cloud
Omni-cloud refers to the cloud infrastructure composed of different services from different cloud providers. The term can be perceived as a successor of multi-cloud.
The cross-platform alliances have started evolving multi-cloud trends to the Omni cloud trend.
Serverless is a cloud-computing execution model in which the cloud provider runs the server, and dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. A serverless application runs in stateless compute containers that are event-triggered and fully managed by the cloud providers.
7. Quantum Computing
Quantum computing is the use of quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation.
Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services have launched services to democratize the “Quantum Computing”, in other words, to proliferate the ease of Quantum computing.
8. Data Lakes
A data lake is a centralized repository that allows you to store all your structured and unstructured data at any scale. User can store the data as-is, without having to first structure the data, and run different types of analytics – from dashboards and visualizations to big data processing, real-time analytics, and machine learning to guide better decisions.
9. Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation is the use of new, fast and frequently changing digital technology to solve problems. One of the examples of digital transformation is cloud computing. It reduces reliance on user-owned hardware and increases reliance on subscription-based cloud services.
10. Edge Computing
Edge computing is a method of optimizing cloud computing network system by performing data processing at the edge of the network, near the source of the data.
It works in real-time on the cloud servers to process less time-sensitive data or store data for the long term.