.The journey towards cloud computing isn’t nearly finished, but many are thinking about what comes next.
The future of technology is always an exciting topic with endless possibilities. The question that many people are asking themselves is what’s next after cloud computing? For the last decade, we have seen a shift in the way data and information has been stored and accessed. But now it seems like we may be at a bit of a tipping point.
What does the future of computing look like? This blog post will explore what we can expect from today’s technology and how it may evolve in the future.
From the beginning of the evolution of modern computers to where we are today, individual machines have grown exponentially in their processing power.
We went from mainframes with large CPUs and less storage, to minicomputers with medium-sized CPUs and more storage. All the way up to our personal devices with small CPU chips and huge amounts of storage.
On top of that, these devices were connected together in networks, first via short-range connections like modems, then long-range connections like TCP/IP (internet). All this gave us decentralization of computing power and growth in the services that could be provided through networking.
Enter cloud computing
The next step in the evolution of computing, cloud computing made it possible to access even more processing power than ever before—not just for individuals, but for companies as well. Instead of having to buy and maintain expensive computers with large CPUs and lots of storage.
They could now pay less money for computing power delivered over the internet thanks to virtualization.
They would then simply rent time on these machines instead of having their own dedicated ones which is what we call the “Cloud”.
The result was an unprecedented level of innovation with new software being released constantly along with entirely new business models taking advantage of this newfound ability to scale without. We saw the birth of giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
This revolution won’t be anything like that, however. Where companies already have enough computing power to handle practically everything except the most demanding tasks.
There isn’t nearly as much need for more processing power as people can afford to buy themselves. So there will be little incentive for companies to spend money on renting more machine time than they need.
Accordingly, we should expect to see less innovation with software because it becomes harder to justify dedicating resources towards something new when existing applications still function just fine.
Need of More Storage
On the other hand, there is one area of computing that is still woefully under-served by cloud computing: storage. Simply put, we still need more of it.
At the moment, We already have billions and billions of gigabytes (and soon terabytes) available to us online for pennies per month.
Although storage space is becoming cheaper all around, cloud providers are able to afford to offer their services at lower prices. Because they do not have to maintain large amounts of physical infrastructure themselves.
Enter decentralization once again. What happens when there are no clouds? Well, someone has to take care of that data somewhere. This means big companies will be in charge of our “digital lives”.
The most obvious beneficiaries will be the ones who own the infrastructure needed to support this storage: corporations with lots of data centres in various parts of the world.
Storage aside, we also need better tools for sharing and transmitting data. Cloud computing made it possible to send large amounts of data easily from one end of the world to the other almost as quickly as you could read this article.
Demand for faster connections will increase as more people become connected around the world. In order to meet that growing demand, prices will have to go down further.
This is where decentralization comes in again—but not necessarily by way of clouds going away. By using a model similar to what mobile operators do with their phones. Anyone can set up a node on a network and share part of their bandwidth with others.
This will lead to even faster growth in use cases that rely on low latency providing a better experience for video conferencing, online gaming, and augmented reality
In the end though, what matters more is that this will put an end to data silos. In today’s world of cloud computing, These clouds store our private information in repositories owned by the people who run them.
Decentralization takes those clouds away from a few large providers and makes it possible for anyone to have their own storage capacity while simultaneously enjoying access to everyone else’s.
So what next technology may take over cloud computing?
Edge computing is a new trend that will take over the world. Imagine you’re browsing your favourite website and then suddenly it crashes- what do we find ourselves doing next?
We usually have to close out of our browser window, go back onto another site or search for something else related in order to continue using this awesome tool called “the internet.”
Edge Computing seeks not only to not interrupt customers’ experience with these pesky bugs but also to help them make use of click-through ads!
The idea behind EDC (or edge device) platforms relies on artificial intelligence scripts. Which allow advertisers to access user information without ever needing their personal info like email addresses etc. All while maintaining anonymity.
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