It’s already that time of year again: Pumpkin spice and predictions for the New Year! Forrester’s Cloud team has been busy gathering, analyzing, and prioritizing our predictions for what’s ahead in cloud computing for 2018. As our 2018 cloud predictions published today, here’s a sneak peek into what we see ahead for the most transformative technology trend of the past decade.
The cloud computing juggernaut has fueled digital transformation like no other technology disruption before it. Not only have public cloud platforms completely changed how companies of all sizes consume technology; the leading global mega clouds continue to innovate at breakneck speed. New analytics and machine learning services, IoT and edge computing services, powerful container-based development platforms, new database services, advanced SaaS apps that are even easier to buy, integration and API services to link it all together… the list seems endless, and it’s getting longer.
Cloud now permeates all company sizes, industries, and geographies. And all of this innovation isn’t only happening in the big public clouds; exciting new private cloud technology stacks and fresh partnerships between infrastructure vendor stalwarts and upstart cloud-native companies bring the power and energy of elastic, on-demand cloud services to the enterprise data centre as well.