Top 5 Cloud Computing Trends Of 2020

My Post - 2020-02-11T152715.449.pngCloud computing was perhaps the most smoking point in innovation and business media all through 2019. This is nothing unexpected as the cloud segment has been developing quickly throughout the last few years. Synergy Research Group recently detailed a 37% by and large development year-over-year in the public cloud. They likewise note that it has taken only two years for the open IaaS and PaaS markets to twofold in size and their conjecture gives them multiplying again within the following three years. As New year starts with goals in our lives, similarly, for the IT business also consistently accompanies a goal in Cloud Computing.

Cloud computing and cloud storage have created crucial exposure and interest around the globe. Each organization needs cloud services in the two structures to keep up their everyday business activities. Organizations understand the most critical advantages to cloud innovation, and in any case, many are confused about its utilization. There is additionally the dread of cloud security at the time; nonetheless, with the expansion of time security layers in storage areas, organizations have gotten increasingly dedicated to utilizing it.

Cloud is scalable, robust, and cost-productive. Cloud innovation is useful for application development, utilizing the cloud for custom application development has demonstrated to be prevalent. We are simply starting to observe the development of this idea into a transformation. Cloud computing changes the manner in which we consider data, the manner in which organizations consider their operations and the manner in which engineers consider building. Let’s look at some of the cloud computing trends that will take place in 2020.

Serverless Computing

As a Part of Cloud computing advancement, serverless computing has seen an ascent in popularity. Serverless computing, with an alert, is an extensive improvement. Not every person is prepared for it. The paradigm of advancing and making conventional innovation needs to go serverless. It redistributes the whole foundation. It’s beginning and end apart from the application itself.

The happening of the serverless model, which has a conventional structure that uses a “pay as you go” system. These programs are truly flexible and enable organizations to have more command over their expenses in cloud hosting.

Omni-Cloud

In 2019, it got dull to state we are going into a multi-cloud world as enterprises began routinely deploying workloads at hand over different Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers.

In any case, as applications become significantly increasingly portable, compute cycles simpler to procure in real-time, data integration platforms streamline connectivity, and vendors form cross-platform alliances, that multi-cloud trend might start looking more like an omni-cloud one in the near future.

When in doubt, the biggest organizations may before long be clients of all the hyperscalers and some niche suppliers for sure, enabling them to exploit progressively differentiated services, explicit deals and maintain a strategic distance from lock-in.

The Hearst Corp., which has more than 360 separate organizations, gives a genuine case of what might be on the horizon. The New York-based media, information and services organization as of late drew in its digital change across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. That omni-cloud approach gives Hearst designers and divisions the best competitive stance in the entirety of their pertinent markets.

Quantum Computing

There is no uncertainty that in the coming years there will be an improvement in the performance of computers. This is only conceivable on account of hardware advancement through quantum computing. As innovation progresses, so does the need to build effectiveness and computational capacity to fulfill future needs.

Quantum computing will empower computers and servers to process data at a quick pace contrasted with current benchmarks. Since the foundation of cloud computing is based on fast network systems that do get multiplied, cloud computing will play a critical job in expanding computing force and performance. So, the destiny of cloud computing in 2020 is going to shock us.

Kubernetes

Companies select the Kubernetes platform best gathering their exceptional operational needs and abilities. That could be a prescriptive solution along with the Red Hat OpenShift model, an under-the-covers implementation from Pivotal, independent distributions of the preferences offered by Docker or Rancher Labs, or local supplier services like Google GKE, Microsoft AKS and AWS EKS.

The container orchestrator frequently then turns into the fabric empowering them to broaden applications across different cloud foundation, delivering on the multi-cloud guarantee. All things considered, Kubernetes isn’t simply bringing a destroying ball to cloud hindrances, but at the same time, it’s making an unusual market dynamic.

The cloud infrastructure software vendor progressively being decoupled from the provider that possesses the buildings that house the server racks is leading to a few contributions that would have been incomprehensible a couple of years back.

Consider Google’s Anthos service, which can run as effectively on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure as it can on Google Cloud Platform. Or then coming VMware Tanzu, that jumps off-premises to traverse each one of those hyper-scalers also. The multi-cloud world gives off an impression of being one where client workloads span clouds, however, the cloud providers themselves routinely reach out into rival territory. – Read more

 

SaaSOps: The next step in Software as a Service evolution

My Post - 2020-01-24T142729.114.pngSoftware as a Service (SaaS) merged with automated operations (Ops) can make for a powerful combination called SaaSOps. Learn what benefits this hybrid can offer your organization.

Software as a Service (SaaS), a cloud computing model in which companies provide applications on demand via the internet, has been a popular technology for more than 10 years now. This platform eliminates the need for on-site or “thick clients” to be installed on local systems, facilitating business operations and freeing up technology professionals for more elaborate endeavors.

The Operations (Ops) operational model, which facilities operational endeavors by automating processes for better reliability and efficiency, has also established a firm foundation among enterprises to help achieve deliverables more effectively.

What if the two were combined for greater efficiency and interoperational coordination? It’s a process that’s underway, and it is yielding new opportunities.

I discussed the topic with David Politis, CEO and founder of BetterCloud, a SaasOps solutions provider.

Scott Matteson: There is a buzz in the IT community around a new movement called SaaSOps. Can you tell me a bit about what that means, and how it came about?

David Politis: SaaSOps is a practice referring to how Software as a Service (SaaS) applications are managed and secured through centralized and automated operations (Ops), resulting in reduced friction, improved collaboration, and better employee experience.

SaaSOps is a result of the explosion of SaaS in the enterprise. The term is new, but the concept has been gaining momentum for quite some time. You may have heard it being referred to as everything from digital workplace ops, to IT operations, to SaaS administration, to cloud office management and end-user computing, just to name a few.

But, ultimately, the gist is the same. SaaSOps is a set of disciplines—all the new responsibilities, processes, technologies, and people you need to successfully enable your organization through SaaS.

Scott Matteson: Neither SaaS nor Ops is necessarily a new phenomenon. Why this movement happening now?

David Politis: Well, for one, we’ve reached a tipping point with SaaS, which is now a common system of record for many organizations. But let’s face it, the increasing popularity of SaaS also means that its management challenges are growing swiftly, too. It’s done wonders for employee productivity, but IT workloads—a growing mountain of repetitive, manual work—have become unmanageable.

I believe emerging SaaSOps roles are illustrative of the industry’s increasing need for effective SaaS management. Businesses are responding to that demand by hiring  IT employees who can be solely dedicated to managing SaaSOps, which is now a bigger part of IT operations overall.

What that means is IT must scale its team to manage multiple SaaS apps (or find another way to manage them), and IT’s day-to-day responsibilities, skill sets, and job titles are expanding.

Scott Matteson: I heard you had your first SaaSOps event last month? How would you describe BetterCloud’s role in the SaaSOps movement?

David Politis: I’d say our role has been significant. We defined SaaSOps for the first time ever on stage at the first-ever event dedicated for SaaSOps professionals, Altitude 2019.

I also announced the second edition of my book, The IT Leader’s Guide to SaaSOps — Vol. 2: How to Secure Your SaaS Applications. It appears to have been well received as we even had people during and after the conference add SaaSOps to their titles!

We also had our inaugural SaaSOps Stars Awards to recognize outstanding IT and SaaSOps practitioners. Winners included 10 people and teams who, through their SaaSOps practice, helped their companies empower their businesses securely through SaaS.

At the same event, we introduced our new Integration Center, a centralized exchange to discover, install, and configure BetterCloud integrations. We also unveiled a whopping 32 new integrations to support SaaS apps like ZoomAtlassianDocuSignGitHubOneLoginPagerDutyAWSTableauDuoSplunkDatadog, and more. In total, we are now supporting over 450 actions across 41 integrations.

Scott Matteson: What career opportunities is SaaSOps creating for budding IT professionals?

David Politis: If you do a quick Google search for “SaaS Operations job,” it will return 6.86 million hits—not an insignificant number. We’re starting to see new IT roles being carved out every day. More and more of our customers are telling us that they’re creating SaaSOps positions and looking for SaaSOps engineers, SaaS operations managers, SaaS systems administrators, and SaaS administrators, among others.

Our customer Spotify’s job posting for SaaSOps engineer is a great example. The demand for those positions is a major part of what’s creating the buzz you mentioned earlier, and it’s opening up exciting opportunities for budding IT professionals.

An interesting thread that pulled through at Altitude was the fact that the new IT admin is becoming a corporate engineer. It’s the evolution of IT from being merely tech support to enabling a seamless user experience. It’s a new way of thinking about IT’s role and caring for our customers through technology.

Scott Matteson: How does SaaSOps affect businesses?

David Politis: SaaSOps ultimately unlocks the potential SaaS can have on any given organization: increased productivity, better collaboration, and a happier workforce. In a world where SaaSOps is widely adopted—which I predict will be in the next 3 to 5 years—users can achieve optimum levels of productivity through SaaS, and IT can effectively manage the proliferation of these best-in-breed applications.

When companies first start their SaaS journey, adoption is low. It could be that employees have gone rogue and are using the applications on their own (shadow IT), or perhaps you’ve only deployed your first app across a limited number of users. Over time, however, the number of apps, users, and data in your environment grows exponentially. That’s when it’s critical for companies to embrace that SaaS is the better way to work. This is where SaaS adoption really takes off, and employees as well as IT start to reap the benefits. It’s SaaS nirvana.

Scott Matteson: What advice would you have for an IT professional entering the SaaSOps profession today?

David Politis: Share knowledge and collaborate across departments as much as possible. A common theme we heard at Altitude is knowing how to work with other departments and forming alliances. If you understand other people’s workflows, you can get a budget for tools more easily, demonstrate credibility, and break out of your IT silo. IT knows all the compliance requirements, so they can see how new tools can help with that.

For example, to build a robust offboarding policy in BetterCloud, you’ll need input from legal, HR, etc. The more complex your SaaSOps environment gets, the more you’ll need to work with other departments.

Scott Matteson: What parallels do you see between SaaSOps and DevOps?

David Politis: The need to respond faster, to build better consumer-facing applications, to transform the customer experience spawned the DevOps movement, a cultural shift that allowed traditionally siloed teams—developers and IT ops—to partner in the rapid delivery of new applications and features and achieve unprecedented levels of innovation.

We’ve seen many spin-offs since then—SecOps, DevSecOps, RevOps—aimed at bridging the gap between different teams within an organization to create greater efficiencies.

We’ve now reached a new juncture focused on the internal consumer (i.e., employees). These individuals have achieved new levels of freedom, productivity and collaboration via mobile and apps like G SuiteSlackSalesforce, and they are willing to protect that employee experience all costs. And without a real understanding of the security implications of deploying company data or assets in the cloud, they often go rogue, opening themselves up for leaks or breaches.

This has given rise to SaaSOps, a movement led by IT to align the agility and productivity of SaaS adoption with the business, while minimizing headaches and risks assumed by their security counterparts. – Read more