Cloud is the most happening technology of this era. The industry witnesses rising of true cloud architecture, changing service provisioning, and growing adoption of the platform. The way cloud technology is revolutionizing the small to mid-scale businesses, stereotype architecture, and traditional vendors, we can expect the emergence of new trends in the very near future. In this article, I have shared information about the three coolest cloud trends of this year.
SMBs Moving to Cloud
Adoption of cloud platform is not limited to big organizations in this time. It becomes more cost-effective with the avant-garde updates so that the SME can also afford to go to the cloud. Rather than a trend, cloud adoption is necessary for the small to medium scale businesses to maximize the sale by utilizing scalable market demographics.
Let’s have an example of Microsoft Office 365. It is a cloud-based product and a replica of what we used to in a typical office infrastructure that is Microsoft Exchange email. Office 365 contains all the latest functionalities that are offered by any cloud server under the set of basic services. Implementation of Microsoft Office 365 enables businesses to run their operations without investing in hardware or license for the entire server. For the quick and easy adoption of this product, all you need to do is host a few mailboxes through another hosting provider.
Additionally, Office 365 mailboxes offer add-on services to boost the functional performance of the product. There are other additional tools such as additional file storage, analytics, backup, etc. that make this product more attractive and appeal to SMEs across the globe to use it for business enhancement. Use of such breakthrough tools drives incredible opportunities for service providers in terms of earning recurring revenue. The end users can also get the benefit of least investment by adopting this product.
This is just one case. In the running year, we will see many more such instances of cloud adoption by SMBs. Moreover, IT market space is going to experience the largest service adoption shift with increasing acceptance cloud platform.
Transformation of Distribution Channel
No need to follow a classical distribution model! It’s an old pattern where distributors used to move physical boxes software and hardware to facilitate consumers with the cloud services. But, vendors are now changing their focus from physical goods onto service provisions.
New service provisioning enables traditional distributors not only provide services from their own data center, but also they can turn into aggregated cloud distribution companies that facilitate their re-seller channels with all the available ISV (Independent Software Vendor) services that they can consolidate under one invoice.
So, in upcoming time, the cloud services will focus on traditional distribution channels. When selecting cloud vendors, service providers facilitate them with the preferences for services that come with easy integration, flexibility, and management of onboarding tools.
Emergence of Cloud Architecture
Tremendous cloud advancements are changing the understanding of a true cloud architecture. Though cloud is a quite trending technology since last few years, the industry follows the old cloud computing models for service offerings. Cloud vendors deliver the services from a shared platform and from a centralized location to address the IT needs of corporate and SMEs.
Introducing powerful trends in 2017, the cloud industry will soar to new heights in the realm of IT technology. The industry will have a true cloud architecture that will be the foundation of the cloud market. It is far beyond from just provisioning individual customers to individual services. It will focus on cloud service delivery and architecture management layer that come first when we talk about actual commodity cloud services.
All those cloud vendors who are not able to deliver multi-tenant, multi-tiered and white-labeled, management-delegated, and security separated solution, they will lose new business in the running year. Businesses and service providers are looking for a next-generation cloud solution that permits them to sign in their own re-seller and sub-seller, distributors and sub-distributors, and has the capability to create multiple users (according to their role and responsibility) for multiple departments. To be successful in this year, all cloud service providers have to offer these functionalities. This will be a critical service differentiation in the near future.
Upcoming innovations in the cloud industry open the door of unpredictable opportunities for business and service providers. Another way to achieve success is, cloud service providers can offer packaging and selling ISV hosted services using current ecosystems without investing much. For SMBs, new opportunities are knocking the door. They can replace in-house IT infrastructure with cloud-based services and take the benefit of the Opex model of service consumption.
Being a leading AWS cloud service provider, Intuz keeps exploring the new updates and latest technology enhancements of the cloud industry. Early adoption of all cloud technology enables us to develop robust cloud solutions for the client and help them in simplifying and automating their business operations at least investments.