The future of cloud computing


Future trends and how it is changing.

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The Future of Cloud Computing



The Future of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing refers to a model that is used to deliver information technology (IT) services through web-based tools and applications retrieved from the Internet as opposed to using a direct connection to a server to deliver the same information. Some advantages of cloud computing include elasticity, versatility, on-demand self-service, resource pooling, and the provision of broad network access (Nicholson, 2009; Ali, Khan & Vasilakos, 2015). These benefits may be the reason most universities and colleges have continually embraced cloud computing to meet their data handling needs (Nicholson, 2009). In the near future, cloud computing is anticipated to evolve in terms of hybrid cloud adoption, growth, and availability.


Public cloud, hybrid cloud, and private cloud are the three main delivery models in cloud computing. Public cloud refers to a shared-service environment that is accessible to any buyer while the private cloud delivery model offers a private environment. On the other hand, hybrid cloud delivery model refers to an environment that integrates the features of both the public and private cloud services (Regalix, 2014). Of all these delivery models, the hybrid cloud delivery model is the most promising in the world of cloud computing because of its versatility. In fact, Gartner anticipates that by 2017, around 50% of all the enterprises in the digital world will have adopted adopt hybrid cloud computing (Hamilton, 2015).

Since the inception of cloud computing, there have been justified concerns about its privacy and ultimate security since cloud users generally do not know much about its transparency and control aspects (Ali, Khan & Vasilakos, 2015; Zissis & Lekkas, 2012). This lack of information raises questions about who accesses their information and processes it and how it is protected (Nicholson, 2009). For this reason, some modifications have been made to the terms and conditions of the main delivery models in order to provide the public with accurate information on the implications of using cloud computing models and its advantages (Zissis & Lekkas, 2012). It is expected that these efforts will lower the concerns that cloud users have, leading to an increased growth in the market for cloud to a total value of $250 billion by 2017 (Hamilton, 2015).

Additionally, many new types of software have been built for cloud computing since its inception. In this regard, it is evident that technology companies and innovators tend to adapt rather quickly to innovation. Therefore, it is predicted that of the approximately 48 million applications currently available, 25 percent will be available on the cloud in the foreseeable future (Hamilton, 2015). This development will be made possible with the motivation that smartphone and tablet computer users have embraced the culture of installing applications onto their devices frequently on a need basis. With this increased availability of applications on the cloud, it will be easier for people to store information in one centralized place without necessarily having to download it whenever they switch to a new device.

Incidentally, some people still consider cloud computing an unreliable way of storing information due to the perceived high risk associated with the pervasive fear of personal information falling into the wrong hands. Others, however, choose to see it as the great innovation it is and in terms of how it has helped enterprises and institutions in reducing the workload and increasing accessibility to information. Consequently, the onus is for people to give it a try in order to acknowledge its importance, capabilities, and advantages. Besides, in a few years’ time, it may very well become the main form of data delivery and transfer.


Ali, M., Khan, S. & Vasilakos, A. (2015). Security in cloud computing: Opportunities and challenges. Information Sciences, 305, 357–383.

Hamilton, M. (2015). The future of cloud computing. JISC.

Nicholson, J. L. (2009). Cloud computing’s top issues for higher education. University Business.

Regalix. (2014). The five strategic cloud computing trends that will drive your cloud engagement through 2015-16. Regalix.

Zissis, D. & Lekkas, D. (2012). Addressing cloud computing security issues. Future generation computer systems, 28(3), 583–592.

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