The cloud has changed everything.
It’s dramatically changed how IT professionals go about provisioning computing infrastructure – more often these days by typing in a credit card for immediate access to resources than ordering a shipment of data center gear.
It’s changed how application developers approach projects, collaborate on them, and architect their software. It’s changed how their operations counterparts deploy, manage and terminate those applications throughout their lifecycle. And, perhaps most of all, the cloud has changed the relationship between the Dev side and Ops side, ushering in the era of DevOps.
Over the last decade, as providers like AWS and Microsoft have exponentially scaled their businesses and disrupted the IT industry to its core, many once-cutting-edge technologies and methodologies have become established fixtures of the cloud era by facilitating all that change.
We’ve seen broad enterprise adoption of container platforms, infrastructure-as-code solutions, software-defined networking and storage, continuous integration/continuous delivery, not to mention Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.
But as progress marches on, disruptive change seems to only accelerate. Here are 10 trends that will gain momentum in 2019 and likely characterize enterprise IT in the years to come.
(This 10 Jan 2019 post by Joseph Tsidulko was shared from CRN: News, Analysis and Perspective for Solution Providers and Technology Integrators, https://www.crn.com/slide-shows/cloud/10-cloud-computing-trends-that-will-define-2019/1 .)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joseph Tsidulko is a senior editor at CRN, where he primarily writes about the IT channel’s adoption of cloud computing. He joined CRN in 2014 and is based in Los Angeles. Before joining CRN, Joseph worked as a political speechwriter and a freelance journalist covering politics, law and criminal justice issues for newspapers and magazines. Joseph graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in physics, and briefly worked as an engineer in the medical industry before deciding on a career in journalism.