Apart from the continuously increasing demand for cloud services, the industry is also prone to more and more changes and improvements that are initiated to facilitate the storage of data, the production of which is monotonically increasing day by day.

The other hot technologies like AI, IoT, Big Data and many others are eyed upon the cloud for easy access to the required data, without considering the geographical barriers.

Here is an insight into the probable future of cloud computing.

1. Cloud Sourcing

With the increased adaptation of cloud services into more and more companies, the cloud services outsourcing providers are witnessing massive growth in the sector, so much such that the expected cloud sourcing market became a $200 billion in the year 2018.

So much inclination and dependency of the companies to manage their data using cloud services require experts in the field for operational purposes. Hence, the outsourcing market will be asked more and more for cloud specialists in the future years.

The increase in cloud sourcing services will, in turn, increase data security threats.

The outsourcing providers would have to look after the data of their clients and provide better security services to prevent data breaches.

2. More Cloud Storage Capacity The amount of data that we produce every day is an eye-popping value of 2.5 quintillion bytes.

The data production is forecasted to increase manifolds in the recent years to come. The cloud service providers need to expand the storage capacity to adjust their services according to the growing demand for the data produced on a daily basis.

The companies using big data will be the most benefitted from the increased storage capacity. The manipulation and performing analytics onto large data will be a lot easier in the future years to come.

3. Cloud Computing in IoT

Cloud has a direct impact on easing out the IoT processes.

The IoT produces massive data, the storage, and traversal of which is highly simplified by cloud computing.

The developers find it easier to store their data remotely, get access to them directly, and jump on to building their projects in almost no delay.

Cloud computing is, in simple terms, the future of IoT.

The model of smart cities is going mainstream, and IoT plays a prominent role in making the cities smarter.

With so many appliances, infrastructure, and other facilities being fully connected over the internet and completely controllable by the citizens, it is sure to produce humongous data, the storage, and manipulations of which can be taken care of by the cloud.

4. Cloud for Smart Cities

The model for smart cities requires the interconnection of numerous data-producing devices. The AI, IoT and Big Data are the most important technologies, that act as the basic building block of smart cities, demand

immediate access of data for the ‘things’ to think ‘intelligently’. All these problems are provided with the solution by the cloud.

Easing out the storage of massive data and also, the simplified and quick access of data from anywhere and anytime is what cloud does in knitting the framework of smart cities.