Cloud Computing Trends 2020

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Did you know that the global cloud computing market is estimated to grow more than $350 billion this year, a rise of 18% since 2018?

As you can see today, the popularity of the Cloud is unprecedented.  Experts predict that Cloud is going to continue to remain a priority in the foreseeable future too. 

Some of the reasons for this is because cloud enables both users and enterprises to run software without installing it, offers benefits such as security, redundancy, stability and also enables the users to access the content from anywhere.

In this article, let’s take a look into what is going to dominate in Cloud Computing in 2020

Cloud Computing Trends 2020

Virtual Machines Will Become Integral To Cloud- Native Platforms

In today’s public, private, multi and hybrid clouds, Hypervisors and the virtual machines (VM) they run are trending.  This year, we can expect to see VMs and containers coming together and synergistic co-dependence in hybrid platforms strengthening. VM’s are also poised to become a necessary part of Kubernetes-dominated cloud-native platforms, offering at the hardware level a more strict multi-tenant application isolation. 

One technology that we should earmark is the upcoming Tanzu Portfolio from VMware that has inserted Kubernetes runtime into an upcoming  release of VSphere’s control plane. Tanzu’s core “Project Pacific,” will enable VMware users to reach a much more robust hybrid deployment of VM containers, achieve a DevOps workflows for VM-based and containerized apps that is more unified and a more centralized administration of VMs and containers.

Multi-Cloud Automation Will Become Possible With AIOps

Enterprises have already started using multi-clouds. With the entry of AIOps, it will become possible to automate the managing of clouds, software-defined networks and all components of enterprise infrastructure managing of multi-clouds. 

This year you can expect to see AIOps environments incorporating intent-based networking. This will automatically record the intention of the IT administrator regarding the technology and business outcome that can be achieved through automating of system monitoring and management. 

Serverless Will Continue To Dominate

Serverless Computing is a cloud computing paradigm that has a huge potential for economic growth. According to an industry report, the market size of serverless is forecasted to reach 7.72 billion by 2021. Also, as per the recent findings of Google Trends, there has been an increase in the use of the search term ‘serverless’, which is a testimony to its popularity. A key reason for its popularity is because of its simplicity and the economical advantages it affords its users.

ith Serverless computing, developers can focus on developing business logic while giving the cloud provider extra control over how to optimize resources. Many of the leading cloud providers including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM to name a few have already released various open source efforts which are driven both by academic institutions as well as industry. 

Popularity Of Containers Will Continue To Flourish

Containers are a favorite with developers owing to the easy way in which they can manage and move code. The popularity of the containers is here to stay in 2020. 

In the past year, we saw how Kubernetes was trending. The open-source platform will continue to manage apps that are developed in multiple self-contained runtimes. Also, Kubernetes has become the first choice for container orchestration. 

Open Source Will Continue To Be As Relevant As Ever

Open Source software will be more relevant than ever. Did you know a large number of organizations are building their entire business around open source software or planning to integrate it into their IT operations. As per the finding of the latest survey, 60% of the respondents used open source in their organizations.  Also, more than half of the organizations surveyed reported that they have contributed to open-source projects. 

The cloud offers a perfect environment for open source. The good amount of open source DevOps tools automations and infrastructure platforms including Kubernetes and OpenStack is assisting the growth of open source adoption. 

As you are aware, organizations are fast tracking their migrations to the cloud. This will have a positive effect on the innovations in open source technologies.  


These are some of the trends that will continue to dominate in the Cloud computing domain. If you want to drive your organization’s cloud adoption or further your knowledge in cloud computing, check out our trending Cloud computing training courses and certifications.

About Natasha


Natasha Manuel is an information analyst at SpringPeople. In her 7+ years of experience in the edu-tech industry, Natasha has led many corporate learning projects and delivered several high impact training programs. She is passionate about technology and its role in effective learning solutions

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