Cloud computing it has become a key part of the IT strategy of companies looking to be at the forefront and advance in their development.
This infrastructure is not exactly a novelty, but it is now essential in many sectors, especially those in which digital transformation is not an option, as its rapid growth always requires expanding the capabilities of computing and data storage.
In an increasingly digital world, high demand for the cloud is expected to continue to expand rapidly during 2022. However, the world of cloud computing continues to evolve year after year in an agile dynamic to adapt to new needs, so Events such as the Cloud Summit 2022, which will take place from 17 to 19 May, are designed to annually chart a new path and guide companies in the future of cloud computing to drive business.
Although the adoption of the cloud has been increasing for some time, the arrival of the pandemic has accelerated the process, so now with the reactivation and the new normality we are seeing several cases of use of the cloud. Here’s a review of the concepts of cloud computing that you should be aware of due to its growing adoption:
The consolidation of the multi-cloud and the hybrid cloud
According to Equinix, 93% of companies have expressed interest or are already committed to the hybrid cloud, which shows how important it is today to have access to a convenient combination of the strengths of the public and private cloud. .
Previously, the most common was to choose between a public or a private cloud, each of which has advantages, so it has long been normal to implement a combination of both to have all its benefits together, reaching the so-called hybrid cloud.
Using a hybrid cloud as a resource allows companies to have the best of both worlds at their fingertips. On the one hand, data that requires frequent and fast access can be stored on public servers, while confidential information can continue on private servers with greater access control.
Because of its size, when we talk about multicloud, we mean the possibility of having multiple clouds, that is, using solutions from different vendors, which also allows you to take advantage of the best features offered by each vendor.
If before it was almost impossible to integrate information from different vendors, today this has become easier and more convenient for large companies that manage a large amount of data and applications.
The use of the hybrid cloud and multiple clouds can be summarized in the possibility of having a customized technological environment and adapted to each organization and the technological needs of the company.
Edge Computing, marking the future of the cloud
There has been talk in recent years of a type of decentralized computing infrastructure designed to reduce latency issues while increasing the performance of cloud applications.
Edge Computing, translated as the edge of computing, refers to an infrastructure that is not centralized directly to the core of a server. For many it is a threat to cloud computing, but the truth is that it came with the goal of bringing applications and data closer to peripheral devices, that is, those that are closer to end users.
The features are comparable to cloud computing, but as peripheral computing brings the cloud closer to the end user, it increases speed, reduces latency, and expands the possibilities. However, having the data and resources closer to the end user, in most cases ends up being a better option to process them locally.
Undoubtedly, such solutions will be a high-impact boost for companies that need to increase operational efficiency, but at the same time, end users will be favored to enjoy a better experience.
Cloud games bring video games to the cloud
More and more large companies are joining this trend of bringing games to the cloud. Google (Stadia), Microsoft (Xbox Cloud Gaming), Amazon (Luna), are some of the cloud gaming services currently available.
Thanks to the power of the cloud, cloud games allow you to play video games at any time without the need for a powerful computer (computer, console, mobile). In this case, the main demand is good internet because the transmission of the game is done by streaming.
A good way to take advantage of the cloud to take to another level the experience in this industry of great growth of the last years, that thanks to different innovations has advanced remarkably. Thus, instead of processing video game graphics on your computer’s processor, smartphone, or console, this process is done directly on huge, powerful servers in the cloud, from where the resulting image is simply streams to the user. device. Username.
Of course, latency times should be kept to a minimum to ensure a good experience when playing video games in the cloud, and this is where Edge Computing plays a very important role, avoiding delays in the timing of actions such as pressing buttons, as all the information travels through the network, so having it as close to the end user as possible can be crucial.
Kubernetes, unlocking the potential of the blockchain
The benefits of blockchain technology, which is a key part of cryptocurrencies and the different models of digital asset transfer such as NFT, smart contracts, among others, are well known today.
With the advent of Web3, many companies are looking to integrate blockchain technology into their operations, which Kubernetes facilitated. This open source solution was created to easily integrate this technology by automating the deployment, scaling, and management of applications in containers.
Originally designed by Google and later donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Kubernetes has become an efficient and productive way to set up, install, and manage a public or private blockchain environment.
Undoubtedly, the implementation of blockchain through Kubernetes brings a number of benefits, including simpler technological deployments, various types of storage, interoperability, surveillance, security, among others.
(About the author: Sergio Ramos Montoya is editor of the Social Geek place)