What is Cloud?

Most companies today are adopting a cloud-based model. If you sell IT or SaaS, your buyers likely solve their infrastructure and operational challenges by moving their applications to the cloud. Cloud delivers the benefits of increased agility with the ability to add or remove resources as needed. As a result, organizations can effectively scale successful projects and quickly reduce investment when appropriate. IT leaders pay only for the help they use, and they can move quickly to meet the needs of the business.

As the cloud continues to evolve rapidly with the introduction of new services and capabilities, it’s challenging to keep up with the latest innovations. This article will provide an overview of the 5 emerging cloud trends you should be familiar with.

TREND 1: Serverless

The ability to run workloads without a dedicated host. The request, algorithm, and associated data are submitted to the service provider and processed directly as a transaction. Customers are charged based on the resources required to complete each function. Customers don’t have to worry about infrastructure in the serverless consumption model.

TREND 2: Containers

Allow applications and dependencies to be packaged together as a single unit, which addresses deployment and environment challenges. Unlike using a VM for each application, all containers on a host share the operating environment.

TREND 3: Kubernetes

An orchestrating technology for deploying and managing containers. Docker has a competing offering called Docker Swarm. Both technologies are designed for production and to help customers deploy containers at scale.

TREND 4: Edge computing

The ability to collect and process data at remote locations. Often data at the edge is consolidated into a cloud. As a result, decisions can be made faster, and if the processing occurs at the border, companies can reduce network traffic and latency, which improves agility.


Internet of Things. Billions of devices are now connected to the Internet. Typical examples include sensors, smart devices, and connected vehicles. With better data, companies can optimize costs or predict failures to improve customer experiences.

Cloud Service Models

There are three cloud service models, and they are well-known:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

No matter which option your customers choose, migrating to the cloud is the future of business and technology.

Whether your prospects need cloud-based software for storage options, a smooth platform that allows them to create customized applications, or complete control over their entire infrastructure without maintaining it physically, a cloud service is available to them.

Cloud services help your prospect’s organization run its business via the Internet. In that way, there are different cloud models, and each cloud model offers specific features and functionalities. Therefore, you must understand the differences.

Updated on June 27, 2023

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