Cloud Market Statistics

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Cloud Market Statistics

Examples of future key trends in cloud adoption among U.S. businesses include the use of Hybrid Cloud and Quantum Computing while increase in the use of Containerization is an example of a recent trend.

Recent Key Trends in Cloud Adoption among US Businesses:

Trend #1: Increase in the use of Containerization:

Overview:
  • Containerization involves packaging software code and all its dependencies in such a way that it can run uniformly and consistently on any infrastructure and allow developers to create and deploy applications faster and more securely.
  • It achieves this by bundling the application code together with related configuration files, libraries, and dependencies required to run.
  • In 2019, Docker adoption was at 57% and Kubernetes, a container orchestration tool that leverages Docker was at 48% adoption.
How it is/will impact US businesses:
  • Container applications like Kubernetes can allow layering and application scaling within containers in the cloud leading to a more portable and productive environment.
  • Containers will drive agility to businesses by offering many benefits to businesses, like easy and near-instantaneous provisioning of computer storage, networking resources, and elastic scaling of resources.
  • AWS container service has 44% adoption in 2019 and Azure Container Service adoption has reached 28%.

Future key trends in cloud adoption among US businesses:

Trend #1: Use of Hybrid Cloud

Overview:
  • Hybrid Cloud provides greater flexibility to work by offering the benefits of both private and public cloud.
  • Users of Hybrid Cloud can protect their crucial data by storing it at the private cloud, and in parallel, can compute data using a resource stored in a public cloud.
How it is/will impact US businesses:
  • With the use of hybrid, businesses can save on costs and mitigate the risk of business loss by using additional resources only when required and paying based on usage rather than paying for unused resources.
  • With Hybrid, companies will be able to scale up quickly, inexpensively, and even automatically using public cloud infrastructure and then scale back down when the surge subsides without impacting the other workloads running on private cloud.
  • By 2022, there will be an increase in cloud shift across key enterprise IT markets to 28%.


Trend #2: Use of Quantum Computing

Overview:
  • Quantum Computing uses quantum physics to increase the processing power of computers and users will be able to access the quantum computers using the internet.
How it is/will impact US businesses:
  • For financial businesses, Quantum computing offers faster processing and increases the speed of the transactions as there are various algorithms to run a transaction.

Research Strategy:

1. Research Strategy:

  • In order to find information on the examples of recent and future key trends in cloud adoption among US businesses, I looked through industry reports and articles and came across information on sites like Flexera, Colocationamerica among others. These articles provided information about current and future trends, their overview, and their impact.

2. How I Identified Key Recent and Future Trends.

  • I have selected and provided these trends by corroborating the publicly available trends reports mentioned in the sources by several industry experts, industry sources and business media sites, cloud computing news, Gartner, IBM, Colocationamerica, among others.
  • These trends were developed/performed by companies in the United States and companies that are innovating and driving new practices in adopting these trends.

Sources
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  • "With the steep rise in the use of containers, Docker continues to show strong growth. Overall Docker adoption increased to 57 percent from 49 percent last year. Kubernetes, a container orchestration tool that leverages Docker, saw faster growth, growing from 27 percent to 48 percent adoption."
  • "Many users also choose container-as-a-service offerings from the public cloud providers. The AWS container service (ECS/EKS) had 44 percent adoption in 2019 (flat from 2018). Azure Container Service adoption reached 28 percent (up from 20 percent in 2018), and Google Container Engine grew slightly to reach adoption of 15 percent."
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  • "Hybrid cloud offers the benefits of both private and public cloud. It provides greater flexibility to work between both the cloud solutions. Hybrid is excellent to use for changing business needs and cost. Users can protect their crucial data by storing it at the private cloud, and in-parallel can compute data using a resource stored in a public cloud. "
  • "Cloud offers impeccable security measures to keep data assets safe and available 24*7 to the authorized person. As per the recent report published by MarketsandMarkets, the hybrid cloud will amount to a $100bn industry by 2023."
  • "Quantum computing is the next big thing which is ready to transform business provided by leading IT industry players. This computing uses quantum physics to increase the processing power of computers. Users will be able to access the quantum computers using the internet. "
Quotes
  • "Kubernetes can allow layering and application scaling within containers in the cloud. It works in tandem with the infrastructure provided by the cloud to allow for a more portable, more productive, environment."
  • "At the same time, the services, tools and the organisational best practices for cloud continue to evolve to support the needs of large-scale enterprises."
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  • "Enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will grow faster than traditional (noncloud) IT offerings through 2022. By 2022, cloud shift across key enterprise IT markets will increase to 28%, up from 19% in 2018."