During the past few months, enterprises have had to overhaul their IT infrastructures as well as operations. In other words, the Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) sides of the enterprise bore the brunt of this rapid change.

As we approach the end of the first eventful quarter of 2021, it appears that this evolution process is far from over. On the infrastructure side, we are seeing a major shift towards scalable and flexible alternatives such as Cloud Computing.

Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud are at the forefront of providing readily deployable and scalable cloud solutions such as Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops. This is giving enterprises the requisite agility to respond to quickly changing IT needs.

Another relatively newer technology on the horizon is edge computing. While the edge has also been around for a decent amount of time by now, it has suddenly become much more relevant in the present circumstances.

Given the growing need for enterprises to respond quickly, processing and compute are quickly being de-centralized towards the edge. The progress towards edge is relatively lagging, given the billions of dollars required to ramp up the tech, such as 5G.

Still, leading information and communications providers across the globe have started investing billions towards the timely development of 5G capability, a major requisite for edge computing to deliver its true potential.

In the specific context of the Cloud, we expect that the need as well as demand for Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures will drastically rise. The hybrid cloud is by far the sweet spot between full on-premise and entirely public cloud powered infrastructures.

However, I&O decision makers will have to be extra mindful of their network security as well as optimal deployment or allocation of workloads. In addition to the on premise and public cloud, the edge will also emerge as an ecosystem to deploy certain workloads.

The year 2021 will be an eventful one for the Cloud and Edge Computing domains.