Future of Cloud Computing — A look at 2022 trends

Taimur Ijlal
4 min readAug 19, 2022

It seems hard to believe but the last quarter of 2022 is almost upon us and now is as good a time as any to look at what is shaping the cloud computing industry in 2022 and beyond. If you have not jumped on board the cloud computing train then believe me when I say it is only a matter of time. As per Gartner, 95% of new workloads will be deployed on the cloud by 2025. So what are the key cloud computing trends that will dominate the industry this year and beyond ? Lets take a look

TREND 1 : Cloud Security will continue to dominate

I am biased as you know towards the importance of cloud security but there is no doubt this is one of the major trends that will continue to dominate the industry. With the rapid adoption of cloud computing for new workloads; cyber-security pros have been left scrambling to up-skill and learn how security works in the cloud. Cloud based risks are also the top reason stopping large scale cloud adoption. As far as cloud computing trends go, Cloud Security will remain at the very top.

In addition to risk mitigation, technologies like Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) will see increase adoption. SASE tools combine technologies like Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Zero Trust, Networking security into a single service consumed over the cloud. It provides companies an excellent way to manage and control access spread across multiple endpoints.

Look for a detailed post on SASE technologies coming soon !

TREND 2 : Hybrid / Multi-cloud

Hybrid / Multi-cloud is a reality which companies are struggling to cope up with. Along with the skill challenges that come with managing different environments, there is also the issue of visibility across a large attack surface. Implementations of Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solutions to gain a single unified dashboard and movement toward security as code will help CISOs sleep better at night. However the key challenge which I keep stressing is making sure the cyber-security teams have the required skills and knowledge to…

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Taimur Ijlal

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