Enterprises have already embraced cloud technology because of the ease of use, connectivity, and portability it brings. The cloud usage significantly increases with the emergence of COVID 19 in 2020, continuing into 2021 – to date. Organizations rapidly increase their cloud spending to survive market uncertainties and balance consumer demands amid rapid technological change.

Flexera 2021 State of the Cloud ReportSource: Flexera 2021 State of the Cloud Report

Considering where cloud services are headed, there is a lot to be expected to change in 2022. So let’s explore how businesses can benefit from cloud investments.  

Cloud-Native at the Edge

Organizations will continue migrating to cloud-native applications to handle complex use cases with ease and agility. At the same time, they are more likely to leverage the synergy between cloud-native and edge computing. Cloud-native infrastructures, when combined with edge computing, will deliver more than massive scalability, flexibility, and reliability. 

Taking the cloud native path will also ensure operational consistency at the edge gateways and devices as companies achieve in any cloud environment. However, this transition requires them to achieve greater standardization of both edge software and hardware.

On-Premise Storage

Data is continually growing – in size – calling for secure and regulated data storage solutions. On-premise or cloud-based storage have their pros and cons. Despite being considered a huge capital expenditure, on-premises storage has the most significant advantage of data security, regulation, performance, and latency. And, in many cases, it is a far more feasible choice than cloud storage and its associated cost. The data-intensive industries collect, produce, and process enormous amounts of data that and it is nearly impossible to store all of it in the cloud. 

Moreover, on-prem security breaches occur but far less frequently than cloud-based services. Do you know what is common in all the major data breaches which compromised billions of personal and commercial records?  All those companies like Yahoo and MySpace relied on third-party cloud services providers.

Hybrid Cloud Computing

The Hybrid solutions are increasing in importance. Hybrid cloud is one of the leading trends in cloud computing. It brings together the combined strengths of different computing environments and service models; just like in a hybrid electric car, torque comes from the electric motor and is combined with the power of the combustion engine to generate high speeds. Whether hybrid work models or cloud models, more organizations are turning to these approaches. Realizing the advantages of hybrid cloud in data management and real-time analytics, it has become a norm for many businesses. With the increment in cloud adoption as we emerge from the global pandemic, the high-quality automated and hybrid solutions will continue to grow. It is also expected that companies can integrate data with agility and scalability, extracting the most valuable capabilities from these environments.  

Embracing Multi-Cloud

Leverage multi-cloud infrastructures to solve your large-scale storage and complex IT challenges. 92% of enterprises reportedly have a multi-cloud strategy – with a mix of multiple private and multiple public clouds.

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With multi-cloud approach becoming the mainstream enables companies to choose the best suitable cloud offering complementing their individual application environments, accessibility needs, and business requirements. Employing a multi-cloud model may bring many challenges to companies due to its dynamic and complex nature; for example, checking the suitability of on-premises, business-critical applications for migrating to the cloud. This cloud computing model allows organizations to enjoy elasticity and agility in the cloud while competing with differentiated capabilities in network connectivity and simplifying cloud migrations.  


Business success depends on your ability to push for change regardless of the industry you’re in. Cloud computing is a fundamental part of digital transformation journey, and you need to get it right with higher agility, flexibility, and quality at scale. However, simply lifting and shifting to the cloud is not enough. You should take full advantage of cloud infrastructure to deliver a holistic and consistent customer experience. 

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