The journey of cloud computing has come a long way from its inception to where it stands today. From hardware virtualization to multi-cloud solutions, cloud computing has gone through various phases and it’s essential for those who are starting their journey to plan ahead to avoid any misallocation of resources. Inadequate planning can result in having insufficient resources and force the company to move to the next phase too early, leading to disastrous consequences. To ensure a smooth transition, it is crucial to follow the right path and method while adopting cloud computing, which has now become the norm for both commercial and open-source industries.
Previously, hardware virtualization was the dominant force in the world of computing, with x86 virtualization being widely adopted, starting from desktop to servers and then the data center. However, the trend has shifted to multi-cloud as the new standard, after private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud. The advent of container technology, cloud native, and containerization has made it easier to run cloud computing with smaller footprints and fewer resources compared to virtual machines.
Moreover, with the emergence of new technologies such as generative artificial intelligence and low-code no-code (LCNC) platforms, the future of cloud computing looks even more exciting. The rise of industry cloud platforms (ICP) is expected to be the next big thing, offering a better and more tailored solution for specific industries compared to the generic approach taken by current cloud solutions. These platforms are referred to as “ecosystem clouds” in some literature and are expected to shape the future of various industries by promoting partnerships and collaboration across the extended enterprise, covering customers, suppliers, and providing a vertically integrated ecosystem of specific applications.
These industry cloud platforms will not only offer a better solution but also help align the needs and demands of geopolitical regulations, compliance, and protectionism. This is particularly important for industries that are highly regulated and need to comply with various laws and regulations, such as the financial and healthcare industries. By having a cloud platform specifically tailored to their needs, these industries can ensure that their operations are in line with the regulations and are protected from any potential threats.
In conclusion, the journey of cloud computing has come a long way and will continue to evolve with the advent of new technologies. It is essential for companies to plan ahead and follow the right path while transitioning to cloud computing to ensure a smooth and successful journey. The rise of industry cloud platforms is expected to offer a better and more tailored solution for specific industries and shape the future of various industries by promoting partnerships and collaboration. With these developments, it’s exciting to see what the future holds for cloud computing and the impact it will have on various industries. Every company’s journey in cloud computing is unique and cannot be replicated simply by observing others. It is essential to understand your current assets, desired destination, and goals before determining the appropriate path for your cloud computing journey.
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