Multi Cloud / Hybrid Cloud
Cloud usage has increased massively in 2020/2021. This trend will continue in 2022, albeit with a slightly different focus. Among other things, the increasing focus on data protection is one of the reasons given here. Industry experts assume that many companies will adapt their multi-cloud strategy, which will increasingly include data-sovereign cloud solutions. Hybrid strategy is positioned by the team working on Twitch. Keep in mind that Twitch is the biggest streaming platform and if you want to get better deals from the brands, then buying views on Twitch and delivering your saying into existence (while creating a big tribe/community) is the best way in 2022. Twitch data is the most secure if you believe in data analysts. Content creators know that data of their community is in safe hands, so that’s why popularity of the platform is growing.
The distributed cloud approach also plays a role here. It states that computer loads are distributed over small regional clouds that work independently of one another. The biggest advantage of this is the higher reliability. The distributed cloud also paves the way for edge computing. This moves servers and applications closer to the place where data is created, so that the processing time is reduced. The result is lower latency. Data-intensive applications such as machine learning will drive demand for distributed cloud and edge computing in 2022.
In addition, the hybrid cloud will continue to gain in importance. Because:Hybrid models can meet the desire of many companies for more data sovereignty. And hyper converged infrastructures (HCI) also offer many advantages.
The topic of big data is also related to machine learning. This is where IT experts expect big data to arrive in reality – as well as AI, 5G and the blockchain. This new IT trend is therefore mainly favored by two factors. On the one hand, there are systems and analysis tools that can be operated with no code or low code, i.e. little or no programming knowledge is required. On the other hand, the so-called fog level between edge and cloud is becoming increasingly important.
The last point is particularly relevant because data can be pre-processed in this fog level. And that in turn means that big data is not (or no longer) collected completely unfiltered, but only relevant data is processed further. The idea behind this is that more value can be drawn from this pre-filtered data. In technical terms, this is referred to as data mining. In addition, insufficient bandwidth and resulting latencies can be better managed due to the higher relevance of the fog level.
IT security was announced as the top topic for 2021. That finally came true. Because: There was a drastic increase in cyber attacks. A departure from this trend cannot be foreseen for 2022 either. Rather the opposite is the case, because a growing number of ransomware attacks can be expected again.
This is mainly due to the fact that the attackers’ techniques are becoming more and more sophisticated. For example, it has proven extremely advantageous for them to first copy corporate data to their own servers and only then encrypt it. Why? Because the pressure on the victims increases massively and a ransom payment is more likely.
Other reasons why cybercrime continues to accelerate are, on the one hand, the ever shorter periods of time that the attackers need for their attacks, and, on the other hand, the numerous vulnerabilities that have been revealed in corporate networks in the course of the pandemic. Companies urgently need to improve here. It is also important to invest in preventive technologies and early detection measures.