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June 1, 2021

The Future of Cloud Computing: 5 Things to Expect in 2021

The Future of Cloud Computing: 5 Things to Expect in 2021

cloud-computing2020 was a year for the record books!


Without question, 2020 has changed our world, perhaps forever, and these changes will creep into 2021 and beyond. 



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With the growth of social isolation and remote work, cloud computing is set to become an even bigger part of our lives. Whether it's remote workspaces, entertainment services, or the continued spread of AI, the "cloud" is set to take center stage in 2021. 


So let's take a look at the future of cloud computing in 2021.  

1. Increased Speed and Efficiency

In the coming year, cloud computing services will become speedier and far more efficient.


Now, that sounds like a pretty obvious prediction. After all, doesn't computing famously increase its capacity year-by-year?


The interesting thing is why this will happen—and the answer is the increasing use of artificial intelligence. 


Cloud-based machine learning will not only be available for the usual suspects: advanced self-driving algorithms, smart city computing systems, medical research, etc... They will also be accessed by small businesses, which will use AI for image recognition, smart recommendations, and even natural language communication for digital assistants. 


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2. Multi-Cloud Operations

One thing we can expect in the development of cloud computing is less insularity of systems. 


Cloud computing companies will begin to break down the barriers that have so long been erected between their cloud services. This is important for businesses, many of whom have customers and supply chain partners that use a diversity of cloud architectures. 


It's also an opportunity for new businesses to innovate and find ways to integrate the major cloud computing services and forge new multi-cloud operations

3. Hybrid Cloud Solutions

One outgrowth of multi-cloud operations is a more varied cloud ecosystem. 


In 2021, expect to see the growth of different cloud solutions—such as private and public.


Cloud computing companies can offer more expensive private services, but also public services depending on customers' needs. 


Hybrid solutions will also allow users to choose only those cloud services they need—cloud services à la carte, as it were. 

4. The Growth of Cloud Computing for Remote Work

The work repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt. 


One thing that seems certain (if anything seems certain these days) is that remote work is here to stay, whether we like it or not. And this is where the benefits of cloud computing really shine!


"Virtual desktop" services leverage cloud computing to bring the office to employees, wherever they may be. The entire work team is integrated through a secure, cloud-based network that makes collaboration easy. 

5. Cloud-Based Gaming

That's right. Cloud-based, subscription streaming is coming to the gaming world. 


"Cloud gaming" promises to complete the revolution in the entertainment world that began with video and music streaming services, like Netflix and Spotify. Cloud-based gaming will offer access to the best games for a month-to-month subscription.


The world will never be the same!


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Future-Proof Your Business Today

The future is coming whether you like it or not!


Cloud computing is set to play a major part in that future—transforming how we do business and the way we work. 


Make sure your business is in a position to leverage the cloud, and stay ahead of the game, by keeping up to date with Envision IT Solutions.


Go ahead and contact us today to see how we can help your business take advantage of future cloud technology. 

Kevin Gray
Hello! I am the Managing Principal @ EnvisionIT Solutions. | Technology Expert | Author | Speaker | Small & Medium Business IT Support - We founded EnvisionIT Solutions in 2007 to provide IT services and support for business owners/CEOs who value the necessity of technology to drive their success and growth.
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