The COVID-19 pandemic drove businesses to accelerate digital transformation. Companies around the world adopted remote work and embedded various digital technologies. This has directly influenced the spread of cloud technologies, which has expanded significantly over the last few years.Here are some of the top cloud computing trends to expect in 2023
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are critical technologies for the future that cannot be ignored. However, small and medium-sized businesses cannot afford these technologies because they require high bandwidth and computing power. This is where the cloud comes into play. In 2023 and beyond, powerful AI and ML solutions will run on cloud platforms.
Hybrid cloud. This is a type of infrastructure organization in which a company uses both private and public cloud resources. It combines the reliability and manageability of a private cloud with the scalability and flexibility of a public cloud. Hybrid cloud architecture is especially in demand in highly regulated industries and its adoption is expected to continue growing. 67% of respondents believe that a hybrid cloud strategy is not a stepping stone to cloud-native infrastructure, but rather, a permanent destination.
Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). According to Allied Market Research, the global desktop virtualization market size is projected to reach $10.2 billion by 2023. DaaS provides access to a ready-to-use remote desktop. Typically, the desktop is standardized, i.e. it includes a specific set of applications and programs. Users can work using office or home laptops, PCs, and tablets with the same desktop. Their devices merely act as terminals, as all operations are performed on the remote servers of the provider. Therefore, hardware requirements for desktop computers and mobile devices are minimal, as they are essentially just "mirrors" of those desktops that are hosted on the cloud server.
Serverless computing. According to a report by Mordor Intelligence, the demand for serverless computing will grow by 22.6% between the years 2022 and 2026. Serverless computing is a technology whereby cloud providers allocate and make their resources available to software developers. It is sometimes called event-driven programming because they use features as a deployment unit. Event-driven programming means that the operation of cloud provider resources stops when software developers are not running any functions or applications. In addition, serverless architecture provides automatic scalability, allowing services to be delivered to users despite increasing workloads.