Virtual SIM cards, like cloud storage, can be useful for keeping your data safe, in particular this is a personal mobile number to which a bank account can be attached.
The cloud industry is developing just as fast to meet changing customer needs: from advances in technology itself to greater dependence, from cloud service partners and from the fact that the consumption model of all services has been turned upside down.
What will this mean for the industry in 2019? Here are our five key predictions about what to expect next year.
Service Blocks Become New Cloud Consumption Model
The way businesses use cloud services will change rapidly in 2019, reflecting a wider shift towards a subscription economy. Just as many parents this Christmas will choose data for their mobile contracts to help children have fun during long trips by car during the holiday season, so organizations have begun using new cloud services to respond to short-term, specific needs.
This subscription model (Rackspace calls it Service Blocks) will go beyond simply allowing users to expand or reduce cloud platforms. Cloud service providers are changing their service offerings to help them respond more flexibly to customer needs, whether they provide Value-as-a-Service or Solution Architect as-a-Service to create complex cloud architectures. Those who provide the lowest barrier to consuming these new services will be most successful. Six weeks of waiting for work reports are already outdated, as customers crave flexibility, increase / decrease, and customizable offers, whether in their operations, resource or service needs.
Cloud Service Providers
The character change for using the cloud inside has changed. We regularly see that at least 18 different stakeholders are participating in cloud service requests. While many organizations are becoming more sophisticated in the use of cloud services, providing cloud services to these 18 individuals requires time and effort at the risk of spreading cloud services throughout the organization without knowledge and control. Therefore, we see that in 2019, the transition from cloud management to cloud management will occupy a central place, especially in a world with several clouds.
Internal organizations responsible for providing cloud services will pay more attention to defining, monitoring, and auditing the policies, processes, and proposals of products that provide cloud services to their end users. Adhering to the standards of cloud service providers such as ISO27017 and ISO27018 within organizations will not only provide internal confidence, but also give organizations the necessary structure to take advantage of new product offerings from vendors with multiple cloud systems with a greater degree of confidence.
Cloud Management has tried to please the end user. Cloud management in 2019 will bring even more smiles to your CIO, CFO and CSO.
Container making easy
While companies are fully aware of the benefits of containers and the architecture of microservices, and we see that the number of vacancies for Kubernetes talent has increased by more than 230%, the use of Kubernetes is still largely dependent on organizations involved in software development.
With AWS, Azure, Google, and VMware, which have launched their own Kubernetes services, it will be interesting to see if a lock in Kubernetes starts to appear as it grows or if multi-cloud brokerage is predominant. We all dreamed of moving containers between the clouds, as utilities, I still dream of moving virtual machines between providers ... Maybe one step at a time, and let's see how Kubernetes will make further progress in 2019.
AIOps Maturity Curve
AIOps will continue to gain momentum next year thanks to its proven results, prompting a large number of working groups to use analytics on a scale. This will lead to a significant maturity curve, and both existing users and newer ones will destroy the market. The desire to implement intelligent operations as standard functions of operations will be greatly stimulated by the need for analytics - in particular, predictive analytics - to manage increasingly complex, multi-cloud environments.
The number and range of different cloud services that organizations use is growing rapidly. Think of all the data collection associated with our Christmas purchases. Firstly, data is collected from our behavior when we go around the store, use the application, look for vouchers on the Internet or compare prices, while tracking stock levels and registering sales. All of this data goes to a central point to help the store decide which replenishment is needed in real time.
Data can serve as the basis for decision-making on each function in each business, and different processes require different cloud platforms and services that meet these specific requirements. Multi-cloud management will grow in 2019 as it becomes a critical business asset as they integrate and manage the multiple endpoints that generate this data, and also process it and turn it into ideas.