The year 2020 has been all about transformation. Most such efforts were aimed at improving organizational agility and flexibility. We expect the same trend to trickle down into the year 2021. Let’s briefly touch upon a few key trends for 2021.
On premise data centers are expected to fade away, slowly but surely. The major contributing factor to this trend is remote work. With most of the workforce going remote, it just does not make much sense to maintain on-premise data centers.
This year, we should see a further consolidation of multi-cloud environments. Enterprises now want to mitigate vendor lock-in more than ever and to accomplish this goal, multi-cloud appears to be the befitting response.
Endpoint devices are also being viewed in the same light as the multi-cloud. Now, enterprises are just not comfortable with the thought of endpoint devices solely running a particular operating system (OS), no matter how good it may be on paper.
We expect to see massive proliferation of 5G technology in 2021. At the very least, one can expect that investments related to developing 5G infrastructure will rise exponentially during this year. This in turn will reduce latency and enhance end user experience.
If we sum up all these trends in a single offering, that comes out to be Cloud Computing. It is for this very reason that we expect the Cloud to be one of the major beneficiaries of the above anticipated changes.
Lastly, it would be fair to say that Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are not only finding themselves in the “right place at the right time”, they have also positioned themselves in a way that their solutions tick most of the right boxes in case of most enterprises.
The demand for cloud solutions such as Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is expected to remain strong even during 2021. A cloud service like DaaS aligns pretty well with the current priorities of enterprises that are planning a digital transformation.
In short, the year 2021 will be nothing short of a silver lining for cloud solutions such as DaaS.