Information technology is a field that rapidly changes as software and technology continues to advance. Anyone who would write on the similarities and differences between traditional IT practices and those inspired by cloud computing would note these changes. These changes are expected to grow more drastic in the coming year—here are some of the advancements you can expect to see in IT because of cloud computing.

Multicloud Systems

Before, there was a single cloud that could be shared by entire organisations or individual people. Multicloud systems will become more popular in 2019, helping organisations limit access to and share information. This will give them greater control over the employees that have access. Additionally, employees can have individual clouds that sync with the main multicloud system. The major change that will result is an increased need for IT personnel to manage these complex systems.

Quantum Computing

While 2019 may not be the year that a quantum computer will be developed, the research shows that IT companies may be closer than ever to creating a computer that can seamlessly interact with artificial intelligence, encrypt data effortlessly, predict the weather, improve financial modelling, and solve complex medical problems, to name a few things. The race is on as technology giants like Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Intel try to create a quantum computer. Currently, there are some quantum computing services available. 

Cloud Security Could Become More Complicated

As the cloud grows, it will be necessary that the security measures put in place to secure it grow as well. This could involve development of greater security measures, advanced encryption strategies, and an increased need for personnel to manage these systems. This may grow beyond the scope of professionals typically hired by companies. In this case, outside IT personnel may need to be consulted.

Option of Serverless Computing

For some companies, serverless computing may be a good alternative to managing their infrastructure. Serverless computing works without the use of infrastructure, operating systems, or servers. Instead, the computing is carried out through an application provided by an outside vendor. They provide and manage the infrastructure, from the physical machines and software to the specialists and IT professionals that may be relied on if there are any problems with the system.

An Increase in Hybrid Cloud Systems

For many companies, public cloud systems seem to be the best option. However, these may not offer the same security as organisation-based systems. Organisation-based systems, however, can be expensive, hard to implement, and difficult to manage without the right knowledge.  Next year, it is projected that there will be an increase in hybrid cloud systems, which combine the benefits of public cloud systems with organisation-based systems. These will allow clients to have the best of both worlds, meeting their needs for data protection, sharing, and more, as well as falling with their company budget.

Option to Build with Kubernetes

Even though the Google Cloud is among the most well-known of the clouds, Kubernetes is a good choice for companies who have IT experience. Kubernetes allows containerised applications like the cloud to be grouped, deployed, scaled, and managed much easier. This makes managing a cloud server easier for companies who may not specialise in IT services. Some of its advantages include the ability to grow endlessly with your company, its open-source design that gives you the tools to build a system that works for you, streamlining management of data and company resources, batch execution, and more.

Increased Competition

The IT field is expected to surge in the area of cloud computing. Research conducted by IDC shows that nearly half of spending in the IT market was spent on cloud-based technology in 2018. By 2020, it is estimated that ‘cloud’ spending will amount to 60% or more of IT infrastructure, services, software, and technology. This obvious interest in the market has left many companies clamouring to meet their clients’ increasing demand for technological advancement.

Even though cloud computing companies may be driven and competitive, however, it remains increasingly important that they continue to manage their security needs well. Without proper security, entire cloud systems could fall and leave data vulnerable. The IT competition for the best cloud computing does not require just coming in first—it requires creating the best system possible.

As with any form of technology, change occurs rapidly when new systems are developed. With the great impact that cloud computing has had in the last few years, it will be fascinating to see what additional changes happen with time. It has the potential to change the way that businesses operate and how information is shared with the world.