As we come to an end of the year 2016, it is time for the companies to look at the New Year, new trends and new plans for the year 2017. With Cloud computing being the buzz word for quite some time now, companies will be eager to set their goals and make their plans with respect to this revolutionary technology. Let’s take a quick look at some of the trends that one can expect in Cloud computing space.

No more ‘all eggs in one basket.’

The trend of investing in multiple Cloud providers will see a steep increase in the coming year. Companies will avoid single Cloud services which could lead to vendor lock-in. Instead, multiple and hybrid Cloud computing services will become the norm.

A hybrid approach helps the business take benefit from the scalability, cost-effectiveness and risk mitigation features of public Cloud services and at the same time use in-house Cloud services for critical applications, which cannot be exposed to a third party vendor. The inclusion of both private and public Cloud services will depend on the specific business requirements and will certainly benefit the companies in the long run.

Hiring trends on Cloud

As the Cloud is so popular, the hiring space is not far behind utilising the benefits. Hiring practices are designed around Cloud so that the hiring managers and HR get better grip and results in real time. With Cloud based applicant tracking systems and Cloud storage, startups like aircto are already evaluating and hiring candidates on the go.

Aircto is a very efficient and prompt service. Their experts understand our requirement and make sure they select the candidate who best suits us with a clear and precise feedback.

Arpita Das

HR Manager, Kuliza

2017 will see more companies revamping and streamlining their entire hiring process, leveraging the Cloud technology in the most efficient manner. With the demand for Cloud computing, the requirement for Cloud professionals is also increasing multifold, among other skills. Hence it is good to upgrade the right skills to land the dream job in the year 2017. The coming year will see a change in the way candidates enhance their visibility via social networks and even collaborate with HRs of different companies remotely.

Dedicated Clouds

The coming year is likely to witness a surge in industry-specific Clouds. Instead of depending only on big shots like Amazon (AWS), Microsoft Azure etc., the companies will consider partnering with local and industry-specific Cloud services. This may not exactly mean that the mega Cloud providers will be out of business, but small players will also get a chance. In fact, small players will complement the mega Cloud providers. This would mean an entire Cloud dedicated to that particular vertical. The next time you have a problem, your vendor will know exactly what to do as it has a specialized team and your problem is solved, and your challenges will be met much sooner and more efficiently. Such specificity ensures better, dedicated and faster service and the results are evident.

What this would mean to the Cloud startups? Well, they have a good chance to rope in new customers especially in retail, hospitality and transportation verticals which are eager to adopt Cloud technology. The startups will know what exactly their customers do; hence it is easy for them to design the solution around their needs. Don’t you think it will be a win-win situation for both?

Container Ecosystem to be popular

Container technology is considered to be the savior of open Clouds. The technology helps in virtualization and portability of applications. With containerization of Cloud services, 2017 will witness a massive shift from virtual machines, as containers will become a widely used technology pattern. But this paradigm shift will pose new challenges like security, monitoring and networking areas. With their enhanced features and cost effectiveness compared to hardware virtualization, container ecosystems like Docker are here to stay and get popular in the coming years.

We can be assured that Cloud will enable businesses especially the start-ups to fine-tune the customer experience and thus remain competitive. Let’s hope the coming year will be a great one for Cloud technology.