Four new trends in cloud computing are continuing to expand the breadth of cloud offerings and capabilities accelerating development across all segments in the public cloud services market place, according to Gartner. The 4 trends are: Cloud ubiquity, regional cloud ecosystems, sustainability and carbon-intelligent cloud, and cloud infrastructure and platform service (CIPS) providers’ automated programmable infrastructure.
“The economic, organisational and societal impact of the pandemic will continue to serve as a catalyst for digital innovation and adoption of cloud services,” stated Henrique Cecci, senior study director at Gartner. “This is especially true for use cases such as collaboration, remote work and new digital services to support a hybrid workforce.”
Hybrid, multicloud and edge environments are expanding and setting the stage for new distributed cloud models. In addition, new wireless communications advances, such as 5G R16 and R17, will push cloud adoption to a new level. Gartner forecasts finish-user spending on public cloud services to attain $396 billion in 2021 and develop 21.7% to attain $482 billion in 2022. Additionally, by 2026, Gartner predicts public cloud spending will exceed 45% of all enterprise IT spending, up from under 17% in 2021.
Regional cloud ecosystems
Growing geopolitical regulatory fragmentation, protectionism and sector compliance are driving the creation of new regional and vertical cloud ecosystems and information services. Regions not capable to make or sustain their personal platform ecosystems will have no selection but to leverage the platforms produced in other regions and resort to legislation and regulation to keep some level of handle and sovereignty.
Sustainability and “carbon-intelligent” cloud
Nearly half of the respondents in the 2021 Gartner CEO Survey think climate transform mitigation will have a considerable influence on their organization. “New sustainability requirements will be mandated over the next few years and the choice of cloud services providers may hinge on the provider’s ‘green’ initiatives,” stated Cecci.
CIPS providers’ automated programmable infrastructure
Gartner expects the broad adoption of completely managed and artificial intelligence (AI)-/machine-understanding (ML)-enabled cloud services from hyperscale CIPS providers.