As 2018 has begun, most of the IT and business executives have started working towards using the best technologies to achieve all their business objectives. It is important that businesses understand the latest trends in the software industry before they dive into the world of innovative solutions. The power of Cloud computing has disrupted the delivery of computing services of using servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more; has equally enabled tiny startups, small to mid-sized enterprises, government agencies to non-profits institutions embracing the technology for all sorts of reasons.

In this article, we have listed some of the top cloud computing trends which will rule the roost in the coming years. Some of the key cloud computing trends include:


  • Increased Cloud Storage Capacity

As cloud services become an integral part of doing business, we will see a rapid increase in the cloud storage capacities in the coming years. In order to achieve this target, more and more service providers will bring in more data centers with increased storage capacities. In 2017 the global storage capacity reached a massive 600 EB and this number is expected to touch 1.1 ZB in the year 2018.


  • The Rise of 5G

As the amount of data storage is increasing exponentially, the consumers will also expect and faster and more stable and faster connectivity. 2018 will see a large number of organizations working towards this goal. As this campaign accelerates, we will see a strong push towards the Gigabyte speeds and help in boosting the race towards 5G.


  • Increased Security Challenges

The year 2017 was known as the year with the most number of cyber-attacks. With the number of data centers and the amount of cloud storage data increasing, 2018 is expected to see a similar trend. Cyber-attacks are getting more and more sophisticated and it is expected that security analysts in public, private, and government sectors will also move towards more sophisticated cloud infrastructure security.


  • Focus on Internet of Everything (IoE)

2017 saw the rise and evolution of the Internet of Things and AI to a large extent. Cloud computing is all set to push Internet of Everything in the coming years. IoE mainly depends on how humans interact with their surroundings, data processes, and machine to machine interaction. Cloud computing will play a major role in developing complex systems of IoE.


  • Growth in Cloud Solutions

Software as a Service (SaaS) has opened up new avenues for businesses and organizations to try cloud services. The rapid expansion of IaaS and PaaS has increased the number of cloud solutions exponentially in the past few years. In the coming years, we will see more and more organizations taking advantage of the high performance and the simplicity offered by cloud solutions.


Is your organization looking for a method to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software? If yes, Cloud computing does exactly this and offers much more!

SourceEdge’s Cloud consulting expertise can provide your organization to the economies of scale, reduced capital expenditure, greater accessibility & flexibility for deployment and run your software solutions. We help create a seamlessly integrated, efficient yet flexible foundation that can scale to meet your service needs, optimize your workloads while empowering your organization to define and create new services & offerings.