In recent years, using clouds has become standard for many companies. Statistics show that more than 73% of German companies use cloud computing. Terms like serverless computing, multi cloud and edge computing should therefore not be missing from an entrepreneur’s vocabulary in 2020 in order to be prepared for the future of cloud computing.
They came to stay: clouds. Worldwide the use of cloud technologies has established and the clear pioneer is still the hybrid cloud. These clouds are a combination of public clouds, your own server and private clouds and it is important to distinguish between these forms. While public clouds such as Google Drive or Dropbox can be used by everyone, private clouds are services operated for a single company. Many companies also rely on multi clouds and get their services from different providers to secure the best option for every request. In view of the developments in 2020, serverless computing, AI and cloud concepts for the industry are on the rise.
Serverless computing saves time and nerves
Serverless computing is a cloud computing concept in which, in addition to the cloud, the server is operated and made available by a provider. Although the name suggests otherwise, companies still need a server, but serverless computing users no longer have to worry about how servers are set up, operated, or scaled. The service provider takes on these tasks and ensures that the necessary resources are available. The implementation of serverless computing saves you as an entrepreneur time and influences the fault tolerance. Edge computing will also be increasingly used in industry – decentralized, cloud-based data processing on the edge of the network, wherever data is created, in order to process it in a resource-saving manner and at least partially on the spot.
Cloud optimization based on AI
Artificial intelligence is increasingly being combined with clouds to improve data management and to distribute cloud computing resources precisely to the applications that need them. AI is also responsible for ensuring that hybrid and multi cloud solutions function properly. Security plays an important role in this process. The pure use of clouds has already led to a crisis of confidence in many people, which experts say could be increased by using AI in clouds. Therefore, entrepreneurs will have to pay even more attention to the implementation of the applicable data protection laws in the future and communicate them in a transparent manner.
The rise of industrial cloud computing
While cloud computing is still dominated by public and private cloud services, certain industrial requirements cannot be met. This has led to the introduction of hybrid and multi cloud solutions. More and more cloud providers are providing services with industry specific functions. For industrial companies, the networking of their process and control devices is an important step, because only with the availability of real time data on the condition of machines and production values they can remain competitive in the digital economy.
Fast, flexible and secure
Our advice is clear: As an entrepreneur you should implement a cloud solution in your company and benefit from the advantages – simplify your business processes and work more flexibly with your team. Increase IT security by using a cloud solution and benefit from the data that you can process on the spot. In addition to all these advantages, the use of clouds ensures faster work, which also saves costs. The cloud operating platform Infor OS is your cloud operating platform for the future. It brings together productivity, business processes and artificial intelligence and offers operational insights that have never been possible for a company.
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