Now that the cloud computing industry has successfully managed to outlive its initial hype — something that isn’t done too often- we are witnessing the ever growing adoption garner strength as the fundamentals that the cloud was built on continue to stand strong. Here are a few storage trends that all cloud users should be aware of as they continue to manage their storage effectively.

1: Simplicity

Because of its growing popularity and accessibility, storage managers are encouraged to find creative ways to keep things simple. In order for this to be a workable desire, automation and workflows for the key processes is necessary. Therefore, the emerging trend is to develop and source better ways to limit complexity, regardless of heightened deployments to/from the cloud. IAGON provides a simplistic solution, aiming to fulfill the cloud needs of organizations, ranging from SMEs to corporations, by providing bullet-proof security against data leaks and breaches over the Blockchain at a lower cost.

2: Multiple Cloud Spaces

When converting to the cloud initially made life and business seem much easier, complexities have arisen as the original cloud concept has begun to evolve. As the cloud concept grows, companies continue to release and revolutionize new cloud spaces, both public and private, across the entire niche market. IAGON’s vision is to introduce a viable alternative to AWS, Google Cloud and Azure’s cloud services that will cater the needs of Big Data and AI operations, as well as to those of conventional data storage and processing operations.

3: Avoid Financial Focus

The idea behind the cloud isn’t just the fact that it seems to be a cost effective solution to your everyday needs and it shouldn’t be looked at solely to save money. Not because of any one thing in particular, just because that may not end up being the case. Unfortunately, you will notice that certain workloads won’t easily traverse the cloud which may cause you to overspend.

Instead, look towards the cloud as a viable business solution with the financial aspects at the tail end.

4: The Cloud and IoT

According to Senior Program Manager for Azure Storage @ Microsoft, Karl Rautenstrauch, there will be an estimated 1 million new devices coming online per hour by the year 2020. This is exemplifying simultaneous growth of the cloud, alongside the explosion of the Internet of Things.

It is imperative that storage managers take this into account and plan accordingly so that they are able to handle the level of new devices.

5: Keeping Things In-House

Although the cloud is ripe for growth and makes things feel and work together in a simpler fashion, fact remains that some systems will not, at this point, fit into the cloud. While other data files and/or systems that will fit into the cloud are restricted due to various regulations and security requirements. Moreover, there is also the potential that certain moves simply wouldn’t prove cost effective and thus should remain in-house.

While the industry is still in the stages of infancy, it is already quite clear that the innovative growth will continue to revolutionize the way that we interact with the cloud and successfully integrate this technology into our everyday lives. These are just a few of the Cloud Industry Trends to watch out for in 2018, remember to stay up do date by following us on all of our social media channels and joining the conversation on Telegram.