Cloud computing makes effective use of different computing resources — servers, database management, and other software applications such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)— over the internet as opposed to the conventional way of owning a resource. In a growing age of remote work, cloud computing is helping companies transcend borders to achieve goals that once seemed impossible. While still at a nascent stage, cloud computing has already proved itself and has earned its position in the future of technology. Several businesses are currently at an initial stage of their cloud journey, or in the process of migrating to it. Around 20% of their applications have been deployed and are working at the intersection of individual security and compliance while simultaneously devising a plan to make a complete shift.
Since the advent of cloud computing in the 1950s, it has evolved through many stages that were first pioneered by IBM, including grid, utility, and on-demand computing. Its application has expanded and diversified over the years. Contrary to traditional IT setups, cloud computing gives greater cost efficiency, improved agility, greater scalability, and elasticity, improved reliability, and business continuity, continually improving performance, better security, built-in. Some essential cloud services include IaaS- Infrastructure as a Service, PaaS- Platform as a Service, Serverless Computing, SaaS- Software as a Service.
It is a known fact that IBM is a pioneer in the field of cloud computing for business. It is the only hybrid multi-cloud platform that lets you build once and deploy anywhere with full control. IBM Cloud receives the highest customer rating among leading cloud providers. IBM’s unique model of cloud business makes it’s the best in the market. Its focus on enterprise innovation helps companies keep their data and applications secure and compliant in over 50 global data centers, connect diverse data from inside and outside the firewall with industry-specific data science models, and enhance problem-solving exponentially with built-in AI and machine learning capabilities.
IBM allows its users to develop cloud-native applications explicitly designed for the cloud economy. It will enable you to create new partnerships between people and computers that enhance, scale, and accelerate human expertise through IBM Watson. Moreover, IBM gives you the advantage of Blockchain that you can use to use to unlock your ecosystem’s potential through a business network with maximum control.
It is expected that 75% of the existing non-cloud based applications will be migrated. Today’s computing landscape shows companies not only adopting cloud but using more than one cloud environment. Even then, the cloud journey for many has only just begun, moving beyond low-end infrastructure as a service to establish higher business value. With the help of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing, we can store data in the cloud for further analysis & provide enhanced performance. The network provided will be faster, and the ability to receive and deliver that data will be quick.
While vendor lock-in remains a concern, Stephan Fabel, director of product at IT firm Canonical, says the cloud industry and business leaders are showing a new commitment to openness and open-source tools. He says the adoption of “LEGO-like building blocks,” through specialist tools such as Kubernetes and OpenStack, will help bring order to the cloud.