Now that 2014 is in the rearview, experts are beginning to look toward how cloud computing will continue developing in 2015. Below you’ll find three (possibly optimistic) predictions of the future of cloud computing.
- Companies/enterprises will finally grasp the security for cloud computing
Securing the information stored on the cloud has long been a point of concern—especially when clients and employees’ personal information is at risk. Moreover, many people are of the opinion that security cannot work in the cloud. Rather than this being true, it’s more likely that those working with the cloud don’t yet understand how to build one that’s secure. They’d rather label cloud computing as unsecure or un-securable than admit they don’t understand how it works yet.The fact is though that cloud computing has the potential to be as secure as you can make it. Many of the big name security breaches are not due to that company’s cloud being infiltrated, it’s probably due to their system’s entire security system.
- The architecture of the cloud will be easier to navigate
As the cloud becomes more widely used, it will become more complex in nature. However, cloud architects will also make the architecture of the cloud system easier to access and navigate. While there has been some speculation that enterprise data centers will move to a ‘single public cloud,’ in all likelihood, this is not in our near future. This is because cloud providers are not ‘one size, fits all’.Rather than being a burden to the cloud, having multiple cloud providers will only make the cloud more complex—and better. By forcing enterprises to try different cloud combinations (i.e. hybrids, multiclouds, etc.) the cloud itself becomes more useful to all of us.
- Cloud prices will stay cost-effective
Although the ROI of cloud computing is variable, experts expect that the cost of using the cloud will remain fiscally within reach of companies who wish to use it; however, when it’s not, companies usually can’t tell until after they’ve deployed. Most of the time, the ROI of cloud computing is easy to determine.In order to determine whether the cloud will be cost effective for your company, you need to remember to include the cost of change, what your risk will cost and then use an opex model rather than a capex model. The thing to remember is that the cloud will usually add value to your company.