When most people think of a device or element of technology that has and continues to rapidly evolve they would reference the computer, the internet, or cell phone. However, the cloud also continues to grow and evolve with each coming year.
“I think we will look back in time and say that the cloud had a bigger impact on technology than the PC did back in the 1990s, and we all think the PC was a pretty big deal, but the cloud is truly going to extend the reach of the digital world and make it massively accessible,” said Data Center Group general manager, Diane Bryant, in a opening keynote at Cloud Day, an Intel Data Center Group-hosted event held in San Francisco on March 31, 2016.
More cloud contact centers and sources of information are more readily available than ever thanks to recent improvements in technology. Yet, to truly be able to reap the benefits from advancements to utilizing the cloud, users must make an effort to remain knowledgeable of its changes and subsequent improvements.
One improvement for the cloud is through its integration with other tools that use cloud-based code repositories. This helps resolve the problem of keeping code libraries synchronized for websites and data. According to the Huffington Post, this integration is coming in response to a market demand for such. By combining with other analytics solutions, companies will be able to reduce costs and use their resources most efficiently.
“Cloud is the next big wave in IT industry and we are fully equipped to make the most of it. It is definitely an exciting space to be in, as all customers are interested in moving their businesses to the next level, and they are using the cloud for that transformation,” Punit Thakkar, director of Mumbai-based Shivaami Cloud Services, told ChannelWorld.in.
Additionally, the ability to move data around the cloud is foreseen to improve in the near future. The issue of long wait times when relocating data to different servers can be problematic for cloud users. Thus, cloud providers are now making an effort to establish a copy and paste method for their information to help simplify and speed up the process.
Since the cloud’s shift to a deployment platform from an off-site extensible testing ground, this changed the way digital applications are developed. No longer having to be written to run in the cloud, according to Virtualization Review, a modular, services based mentality and an agile way of execution needs to be adopted. This means that users are now beginning to move away from complex development systems, and gravitating towards simplified programming interfaces to develop apps faster and easier for users to access while opening the door to third-party support.
Ultimately, over the span of the past decade, the cloud has transformed the way people and businesses store and share data. It has been able to improve IT economics and flexibility while systematically transforming computing and the economy. While it’s clear what is to come in the more immediate future, the long-term progression of this network of remote servers is unclear because of the endless possibilities for growth.