The use of cloud infrastructure to build and deploy all kinds of workloads is likely to continue, but there are also a set of emerging trends that will play an increasingly important role in 2023.
The following three cloud computing trends aren’t entirely new technologies, but they are approaches that will become increasingly fundamental and more widely deployed in 2023.
Cloud optimization will take center stage in 2023
what is that? Cloud optimization is about ensuring that your workloads run with the most efficient use of resources, both in terms of performance and cost.
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Why is it getting so much attention now? With recession and inflation concerns top priority in 2023, businesses need to cut costs wherever possible. With the majority of enterprises moving to the cloud in recent years, it is recognized that typical cloud deployments are not always the best option. This has led to the development of many cost management approaches as well as more fine-tuned services for optimizing cloud workloads.
who benefits from it? Cloud optimization benefits all businesses facing budget constraints and trying to do more with less.
Brian Otten, Digital Transformation Catalyst at Axway, said: “Cloud optimization has moved from a pure focus on eliminating wasted cloud resources to determining the most efficient way to optimize and allocate cloud resources, especially across distributed hybrid or multi-cloud use cases. To do.”
where can i get it? Cloud optimization capabilities come in many forms. Microsoft, Google, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) all offer their own cost and optimization dashboards to help organizations.Third party services including: HPE Green Lake It also provides cost management capabilities. Beyond specific services FinOps Provides guidance and best practices for cloud cost management.
Moving cloud applications to the edge
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Why is it getting so much attention now? It’s more important than ever for organizations to provide their users with the best possible experience. Speed and latency are key attributes that enable a great experience, and both are key promises of edge application delivery platforms. The advent of WASM support makes edge applications even more attractive as developers will be able to write in any number of languages instead of writing code in just one programming language.
who benefits from it? Users benefit because they can acquire applications more quickly. Developers benefit because they can more quickly deploy applications to locations closest to their users.
where can i get it? Edge deployment networks have multiple vendor services.Among them Cloudflare workers, Fastly [email protected], Vercel edge function, Netlify function, When AWS [email protected].
The cloud looks beyond x86
what is that? Cloud vendors are increasingly offering different instance types, not just those powered by Intel x86 CPUs. Cloud providers currently offer Arm-based silicon, custom machine learning inference chips, and GPU offerings.
Why is it getting so much attention now? Efficiency and cost improvements are the main reasons users are considering non-x86 cloud instances. Additionally, for certain types of workloads, including artificial intelligence, x86 provides sub-optimal performance, which is why organizations are turning to customized silicon.
who benefits from it? Organizations looking for a better performance, lower cost alternative to x86-based silicon.
According to a Forrester research report, Arm Microchip enabled cloud providers to create their own chip development and supply chain, allowing them to offer lower cost and energy efficient instance types. This allows cloud providers to manage operational costs while customers meet their sustainability goals.
where can i get it? AWS offers users many options, including Graviton Arm-based chips. Microsoft gives users access to Nvidia-based GPUs. Google has a Cloud Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) for optimized machine learning.
About the authorSean Michael Kerner is an IT consultant, tech enthusiast, and tinkerer. He consults industry and media organizations on technology issues.