6 cloud trends to watch in 2022 – Meczyki.Net

past two The cloud market has had an exciting period of growth, driven by increased demand for access to new technology during COVID-19 and the spread of a “work-from-anywhere” culture. IT leaders worked to move workloads to the cloud to ensure business continuity for the remote workforce, allowing cloud computing to skyrocket. This momentum is expected to increase in 2022 and beyond.

For many businesses, the pandemic hastened their digital transformation plans by months, or even years. Reliance on cloud infrastructure will only continue to grow as organizations adjust to the hybrid work model. gartner projects Global spending on cloud services is expected to reach over $482 billion in 2022, up from $313 billion in 2020.

As we begin the new year, C2C, an independent Google Cloud community, has identified six cloud computing trends to watch for in 2022.

More people are using new technologies

The pandemic inspired a new generation of entrepreneurs. Whether in need of mass layoffs, a desire for a more flexible lifestyle, or finding the motivation to finally pursue a passion, millions of people have started their own ventures.

As their businesses grow and digitize, entrepreneurs across industries are embracing the cloud and technologies such as machine learning and data analytics to optimize business performance, save time and cut costs. There are countless benefits for small businesses and startups. For one, the cloud makes data accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection, enabling the seamless collaboration needed in a hybrid work environment. Without spending on expensive hardware and software, entrepreneurs can invest in other areas as they expand their business.