cloud native development trends

Cloud services are becoming an indispensable IT tool for enterprises in almost all sectors. Thanks to cloud infrastructures and cloud applications, companies can ensure a faster launch of new projects. They can more easily integrate applications both with other internal applications and with third-party systems.

Cloud application development lends itself to faster development cycles, iteration, and reuse of critical functions within multiple applications. This strength allows companies to move to market faster, and keep pace with demand much easier.

Like all other IT solutions, cloud services rely on hardware and software. However, unlike traditional hardware and software solutions, users don’t need anything other than a computer, a network connection, and an operating system to access cloud services.

Cloud service providers can also use their hardware resources to create cloud platforms, which are online environments where users can develop code or run apps. Building a cloud platform requires more than just abstracting a computer’s capabilities from its hardware components—like when providing cloud infrastructure. Providing a cloud platform requires additional levels of development to incorporate technologies like containerization, orchestration, application programming interfaces (APIs), routing, security, management, and automation. User experience design (UX) is also an important consideration in order to create a navigable online experience.

Cloud platforms are a type of PaaS. And if the infrastructural components holding up the PaaS are highly scalable and sharable, it might be considered a cloud. The best examples of PaaS clouds include public clouds and managed private clouds.

Gartner predicts that by 2025, cloud platforms will serve as the basis for as many as 95% of digital initiatives This is an increase of 40% from 2021.

Serverless Сomputing and Сontainers

The continued growth of containers will be a trend to follow in 2022. In 2021, 42% of developers said their organizations use containers, and according to Forrester Research, this figure will grow to more than half of all organizations in 2022. Containers provide a portable and flexible way to deploy and manage virtual computing applications in the cloud. With the container, the application works quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another.

Among the types of IaaS, SaaS, Paas services available in the cloud, Gartner analysts foresee the development, in particular, of serverless computing, that is, function-as-a-service (FaaS). FaaS services complement software applications in containers to offer scalability for variable or hard-to-predict workloads, such as those generated by new customer-centric self-service services.

Transition to Multi-Cloud Strategies

Thanks to the multi-cloud strategy, companies can use more than one public cloud provider and choose the best deals from different providers based on their requirements.

Strategically, such a solution is more flexible. This is a great way to optimize for specific needs and is often more cost-effective. The multi-cloud strategy is aimed at increasing business continuity and scaling IT software resources. It helps to avoid dependence on a single vendor and reduces the cost of software operations and storage capacity.

When using a multi-cloud strategy, organization and management become more complex. This should be taken into account and calculated in advance.

Low-Code/No-Code Solutions

Whether it’s the cloud or any other trend, running multiple business operations with minimal dependence on a technology team is the key to growth and sustainability. Cloud applications make extensive use of Kubernetes, an orchestrator in the cloud world. Using this, organizations can create flexible solutions that make extensive use of low-code or no-code tools, allowing non-technical resources to perform their roles without special programming skills. Analysts, data scientists and any other resources using cloud applications will be able to manage the most complex processes supported by Kubernetes, which supports various deployment models using its business application container environments.

Sustainable Development Efforts – ESG

There is a growing movement for environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) in the cloud and in society as a whole. Obviously, climate change is a growing problem, which is why large public cloud providers are increasingly pushing their own sustainability efforts and providing new visibility to users. This includes things like carbon footprint dashboards that show organizations how their use of the cloud affects the environment.

According to the US Department of Energy estimates, already 2% of all electricity consumption is accounted for by data centers. The power, cooling, and infrastructure requirements of these data centers must be sustainable for cloud computing to truly become part of the future.

Different organizations solve this problem in different ways. Google is the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world. It also uses machine learning trained on historical weather data to actively adapt the cooling systems of its data centers. Microsoft is experimenting with water-based data centers to reduce the power used by artificial cooling systems. And Amazon is aiming for 100% renewable energy by 2025, achieved through the construction of several wind and solar energy projects.

Making cloud solutions – and technology in general – greener is an effort led by leaders in the field, but smaller vendors will follow suit, driven by market demand. Recent surveys have shown that sustainability is a priority for 90% of IT decision-makers when choosing cloud providers.

Cost Optimization

It’s almost impossible to talk about trends in cloud computing without mentioning cost optimization. Recently, research shows that more than half of companies plan to optimize their cloud spending. The initial trend of switching as much as possible to public clouds to minimize costs is stalling, partly because many understand that the scalability of the public cloud has a downside – rapidly growing costs that are difficult to control. The same is true for multi-cloud strategies: without careful management, there is little control over the bottom line.

Tools aimed at helping companies optimize their cloud spending have been around for some time, but historically they have been focused on a single platform. But with the advent of multi-cloud approaches, a new generation of cloud management platforms is emerging that help companies understand, optimize and forecast their monthly cloud costs. As these tools become increasingly popular, cost optimization in complex cloud environments is an achievable reality.

Cloud solutions are changing the way we work with data, but their transformative effects are far from over. In 2022, we have seen the strengthening of last year’s developments and the introduction of new trends and technologies that will continue to change our understanding of the IT services infrastructure. Today it’s more important than ever to maintain a competitive advantage to be aware of these changes and understand how they will affect your business and productivity.

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