Cloud hosting is crucial to success in a post-COVID-19 world. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 is has had a big impact on the scale of cloud adoption this year, but will the effects last long-term? Thanks to the arrival of vaccines in 2021, this year seems to have brought a ray of hope for economies across the world. Despite an uptick in spending and looser restrictions, this year is going to be critical for digital adoption and adapting to the ‘new normal’.
The Rise of Serverless Computing
Due to pandemic restrictions and the need to collaborate virtually, the tech world saw a massive increase in serverless computing. Businesses no longer have concerns about availability, scalability, provisioning of VM resources, maintaining servers, and other in-house infrastructure issues. Instead, they can focus on their businesses and productivity. This shift has also added to a reduction in maintenance costs and a consolidation of service providers.
The cloud allows for streamlined processes and a reduction in additional outsourced layers of security – instead, businesses can be assured that their clouds are being managed through their cloud hosting provider. Tools like multi-factor authentication allow businesses and individuals to take extra steps to improve security without requiring additional support and services.
Preparing 2021 and Beyond
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers are dominating the cloud world and have only gained traction throughout the pandemic. Organizations will be expected to adopt these services if they aim to stay current with technological advances. Centralizing your business operations and applications with IaaS will also be crucial for collaboration, as many businesses will continue to operate remotely.