The year 2021 has been really eventful for digital technologies in general, and Cloud Computing in particular. Ever since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen a massive spike in the demand for cloud based solutions and services.

Cloud technologies like Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) have delivered enterprises the much needed flexibility and agility in their day to day operations.

A Recap of Cloud Trends in Year 2021, and the Outlook for 2022

When we talk of these capabilities being delivered by Cloud Computing, the one element that clearly stands out from the rest is Remote Work. The manner in which cloud technologies enabled remote work was seamless, quick and above all, secure.

Cloud Spending Trends – 2021 v/s 2022

According to top research company Gartner, the global spending on cloud services stood at US $313 Billion during the year 2020. This was just around the time when the pandemic started wreaking havoc with the day to day operations of enterprises, due to lockdowns.

The researcher has further estimated that during the year 2022, the total spending on cloud based solutions and services could reach a whopping US $482 Billion. What makes this growth even more significant is that it is happening in a time of economic recovery.

Even the top economies and enterprises across the globe have taken a very measured approach when it comes to big spending. This holds particularly true in the case of long term financial commitments for in-house IT hardware and infrastructure.

This is one of the prime reasons why enterprises have turned to the flexibility and on-demand capabilities of Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud. Instead of big spending on IT, why not spend those precious dollars on the right technology, like Cloud Computing.

Benefits of the Cloud – 2021 & 2022

Regardless of whether it’s the year 2021 or 2022, the core benefits of Cloud Computing solutions like Desktop as a Service (DaaS) more or less remain the same. These include flexibility, cost savings, reduction in complexity and above all, secure remote work.

With cloud solutions like DaaS, enterprises were able to attain flexible IT operations, which were independent of the physical workplace. Cost savings was another benefit of cloud solutions, as deploying enterprises could pivot away from a CapEx to OpEx model.

The complexity of IT and business operations was drastically reduced by Cloud Computing solutions, as processing shifted from on-premise infrastructures to ultra powerful as well as reliable Cloud Data Centers.

Solutions like DaaS enabled remote work
by giving employees working from the safety of their homes, seamless access to enterprise data, processes and tools. Imagine a uniform end user experience over multiple devices, and even from multiple locations!

DaaS and VDI Growth Trends for 2022

From the year 2020 till the year 2023, it is expected that DaaS solutions will grow at a whopping rate of over 150%. From the explosive growth figures we have seen during the years 2020 and 2021, it appears this growth rate is very much attainable.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) was yet another desktop virtualization technology that got a “slice of the bigger pie”. VDI was preferred by some enterprises that either had very sensitive workloads, or belonged to a highly regulated industry.

The major downside of VDI being the additional cost and effort associated with an in-house data center for hosting the virtualized desktop environment. During the years 2021 and 2027, the global VDI market is still expected to grow by a modest 15% annually.

Revenue Projections for 2022

During the year 2021, the global revenue from various cloud services was US $408 Billion. It is expected that by the end of year 2022, revenues from cloud services globally could reach a whopping US $474 Billion.

The two main driving forces behind this strong growth are Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service. When combined together, DaaS, IaaS and PaaS still have a lot of more room for adoption, as the disruptive impact of the pandemic continues unabated.

Conclusion

The recent trends that have emerged clearly indicate towards a sustained demand for Cloud Computing solutions in the year 2022 as well. Remote work could even be here for the long haul, as more enterprises than ever are realizing its compelling advantages.

Contact dinCloud, an ATSG company, for top notch Cloud Computing solutions that are flexible, secure and agile. Our solutions will deliver a seamless productivity environment for your remote workforce, in a very cost efficient manner.

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