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Cloud technology in 2021

27.09.2020 Saudi Poster

1. The development of the network of services

In the previous year, Amazon introduced to the public the App Mesh and Google released its open source tool named Istio. You can see that there was a new leap for service mesh. In this year, we are also going to see more people adopting this technology because they are seeking for new methods to deal with the sophistication and the heaviness of traffic jam. Also, they hope to have approach to the policy enforcement throughout even small services into only one common management console.

According to an expert from NGINX – a web server provider, if organizations are operating at large scale with intricate apps and looking for something to expand their microservices app, what they must take into consideration is the service mesh.

It is also supposed that the innovation still has a large space to move on and there is no limitation for it. In the future, we will have opportunities to see how much progress people are making for technology. There may be new accesses with more efficiency to turn up, which will bring about better performance with lower cost. There is no certainty that how technology is developed in the upcoming years.

2. About application networks

Forrester has been working on the initiative about a business with deep integration into application network for such a long time, while cloud providers are just at the beginning of the play.

Such app leaders as Salesforce, Workday, SAP and so on are expanding new platforms while putting more tools for developing as well as deploying under the perspective of attracting more industries that are in need of. Software as a Service applications are the major platforms in this term and in this year, the results may be so wonderful.

According to the director of product marketing and solutions at the Software as a Service provider named Twilio, in this year, app platforms will be opened with new path for developers to take advantage and customize the software of their companies.

Moreover, it is also said that app platforms are similar to a Software as a Service application, by which developers can make use with a reasonable charge and high scalability, which can be adjusted to better meet the business demands.

3. The stage of no server

In an event of Amazon Web Services organized in last November, we were witnessed their emphasis which is mainly on serverless computing as well as their announcements regarding assisting developers in going serverless.

Firecracker, which is an open source virtual machine manager used to spin up micro virtual machines, were also introduced. For the technical specialist from Amazon Web Services, life must be better with many improvements if we concentrate more on developer quality. Thus, it is a must to support the extra languages for Lambda while assisting the Ruby outright as well as customizing the operating time length to code regardless of any language. Moreover, developers also had better pay attention to control and provide infrastructure regardless of any use case, which will make them stand out from the crowd.

From the newest survey conducted on Cloud Foundry Foundation global cloud trends, within just six months, people tended to focus more on the next period of application when it comes to cloud computing so that they started to carry out assessment on this technology. In the Europe, 17 percent of interviewees claimed that they were moving serverless while over 30 percent of whom began to assess the technology.

Another interesting point in 2019 is by what ways this model will be more serverless. In addition, both Google and Microsoft Azure have their own cloud functionalities, thus serverless concept are definitely a potential. Nevertheless, two of them still do not put the initiative into action.

It is also predicted that people are going to witness the beginnings of open source solutions which are serverless. These solutions are about to be recognized widely by the developer community as it is regarded as the future of technology in the upcoming time. What is more, according to Gartner’s director, over 20 percent of global companies will be tempted to deploy serverless computing technologies in more two years, which is over 15 percent higher compared to this year.

What is more, big cloud vendors are starting to think of serverless offerings as well. The idea to link Software as a Service solutions and Platform as a Service ones together while there is no need to provide physical servers is definitely an outbreaking idea.

4. A year of open source tools

In the previous year, we already saw a new trend towards open source tools. For instance, Red Hat was acquired by IBM for over 33 billion dollars while Microsoft acquired Git Hub for approximately 8 billion dollars and so on.

There are still concerns around these expensive acquisitions as well as whether this is a signal for an expanded industry for technology.  The most prominent thing to see is the significant change from both Microsoft and IBM in order to make a big contribution into open source as well as improve intellectual property. These are some examples about developments from open source community. And Google also announced its promise to move towards open source technology.

The permanent target for this is to take advantage of those open source communities to be the leading vendor. It is considerably true to say that when someone does an acquisition, there is always a reason for business profit behind it. That reason would be I would like to make the most out of a great technology or there is a need for me to monetize something and something like that.

If you have time to take a look at the reasons why SAP decided to purchase Concur, Ariba and so on, you would realize that they hoped to provide the best values to their clients, according to the former executive of this vendor.

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