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Cloud hosting is where your website is hosted on a cluster of servers instead of having your site hosted on one server. In case of an issue, your site can be migrated to another server. And with so many advantages over traditional shared hosting – uptime, speed, support, security, and performance – it makes sense to look out for the trends that have cropped up in the sector.

Hybrid based cloud solutions are on the rise

A hybrid is something that combines 2 parts to make a whole, the term being familiar to any Kenyan motorist by now. Just like these sleek efficient machines, a hybrid cloud is a combination of a private cloud combined with the use of public cloud services where one or several touch points exist between the environments. The goal is to combine services and data from a variety of cloud models to create a unified, automated, and well-managed computing environment.

This system allows workloads to move seamlessly from private to public clouds with ease. By implementing the use of a hybrid cloud, your company can enjoy a higher degree of flexibility as well as a variety of data deployment options.

Multi-cloud strategy

Different organizations may give different definitions of this cloud computing strategy. Some may define it as using multiple private and public cloud servers for different applications or workloads. Others may define it as using multiple public clouds simultaneously or using public cloud in addition to traditional on-premise infrastructure.

However your organization defines it, the consistent theme is using more than one cloud solution, hence the name multi-cloud. Businesses pursued this strategy mainly due to doubting the reliability of the cloud, to avoid downtime and to beat vendor lock-in, a common problem experienced when it comes to adopting cloud computing solutions.

Vendor lock-in; you have probably experienced a situation where the cumbersome process of switching to competitor’s cloud services outweighs the fact that your current provider does not meet all your needs. Businesses overcome this problem by adopting a multi-cloud strategy for different applications hence having all their needs met.

Some policies such as GDPR policies may require businesses to have enterprise data located in specific locations. This is also a driver of the need for using a multi-cloud strategy. Another reason is the need for features availability. Some businesses may need to have the advantage of multiple cloud features readily available for their different applications.

Whatever the reason, a multi-cloud strategy is one that is already being adopted by businesses and will continue to win the popularity contest in the future.

The Growing Popularity of Cloud ‘as a Service’

In the future, the default structure for most web-based programs will be in the cloud. It will be a game-changer for companies who operate in several different countries. Many open source developers are hard at work creating platforms that can run in the cloud. Thus you will see a rise in:

  • Software as a service – Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via a standard web browser with Internet access, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance. This industry is estimated to grow by nearly 18% in 2020.
  • Infrastructure as a service – It is also known as hardware as a service (HaaS). It is a service model that delivers computer infrastructure (hardware, storage, servers, and data center space or network components) on an outsourced basis to support enterprise operations. By next year, this industry could be generating as much as $73 billion.

To get the most out of your cloud hosting, you will need to work with a company with a great reputation and a track record of excellence. (wink wink.)

Quantum computing

Over two years ago, a team at International Business Machines (IBM) invented the quantum computer known as the IBM Q Experience which can seamlessly encrypt data, improvise AI predictions and solve complicated issues in the blink of an eye. It does this by using qubits instead of bits.

To illustrate the difference, imagine a sphere. A bit can be at either of the two poles of the sphere, but a qubit can exist at any point on the sphere. So, this means that a computer using qubits can store an enormous amount of information and use less energy doing as compared to a classical computer. By entering into this quantum area of computing where the traditional laws of physics no longer apply, we will be able to create processors that are significantly faster (a million or more times) than the ones we use today.

Say goodbye to lag, then.

As time goes on, tech professionals will find a way to start implementing this type of computing into the cloud hosting and computing community.

Security

As cloud hosting and computing become more advanced many business owners worry about the security concerns this type of technology poses. Thus, to stay on the cutting edge of cloud hosting and computing technology, you will have to work with seasoned IT professionals such as ourselves. These professionals will be able to offer you guidance when trying to improve your existing cloud-based hosting.