Three main trends in cloud adoption


Learn about the main benefits and trends in cloud adoption.
Three main trends in cloud adoption

The global scenario we are witnessing is quite volatile. From rising interest rates, inflation, a slowdown in economic growth, and, with it, the need for companies to remain competitive by integrating new technologies. Companies that adopt these technologies will be better able to respond to challenges, more efficiently, with more secure services and the ability to innovate. 

Cloud modernization is emerging as a key strategy for improving the resilience and competitiveness of organizations and as a guarantee of security and innovation. Cloud-based software is hosted by an external provider (such as Microsoft Azure), which becomes responsible for system updates, maintenance, and security. 

There are several cloud computing platforms available on the market, but Microsoft Azure offers more than 200 products and services for companies and is the only cloud platform built by a security vendor, which allows you to create, run, and manage applications in different clouds, always guaranteeing data security and compliance. 

Adopting a cloud presence means preparing for the future. In this article, we explain the main advantages for organizations and the technological trends for the coming years.

Cloud benefits

  • Security
Cloud solutions are provided by suppliers who have infrastructures and specialized technical teams that guarantee the protection of stored data and ensure the backup of systems and information stored in the cloud. In addition, data is accessible from any location or device, and the loss or theft of computers with important information or technical problems with equipment do not compromise the security and availability of data that is vital to the day-to-day running of companies.
  • Real-time information
All files are stored in a single database and all employees can access documents in a shared way. This flexibility speeds up access to information and allows several people to work collaboratively on the same platform, avoiding the possible loss of important data and the failure to update information in real-time by working on offline documents stored on each employee's computer. 
  • Flexibility
Cloud solutions adjust to each stage of the business, allowing you to start by using just a few modules or applications and add functionalities as the business evolves. With the cloud, you have the flexibility to contract infrastructures and solutions according to the company's needs at the time. 
  • Atualizações automáticas
Com as soluções cloud, sempre que for disponibilizada uma nova versão, os fornecedores encarregam-se de atualizar as soluções e todos os utilizadores terão acesso de forma imediata e integrada à versão mais atual do programa, que garante aumentos de competitividade e agilidade na resposta à evolução legal e fiscal.
  • Cost
Migrating to the cloud helps companies optimize IT costs. By eliminating the need to buy hardware and software, set up and maintain local data centers and generate infrastructure, cloud computing reduces capital (CAPEX) and operating (OPEX) expenses)..
  • Speed
Most cloud services are provided on-demand and self-service. This allows companies to provision resources quickly, often within minutes, relieving the pressure of planning capacity in advance.

Trends in cloud adoption

Migrating to the cloud offers companies great advantages, such as greater flexibility and security. This strategic approach helps organizations face challenges in uncertain times and drive innovation more efficiently. With the economic scenario constantly evolving, the three main trends in cloud adoption are highlighted, which will soon occupy a central place in application modernization and business growth.
  • Optimizing cloud utilization
The Flexera State of the Cloud 2023 report highlighted that, for the first time, managing cloud spending has overtaken security as the main challenge facing companies. This challenge underlines the fact that this is the seventh consecutive year in which optimizing the use of the Cloud is the main trend for companies. The same report identified that 72% of companies already have a team dedicated to FinOps - the practice of financial management in the Cloud, while 14% plan to create one.
  • Zero Trust Policies
Zero Trust is a set of rules and guidelines on how to protect a corporate network. This concept is based on distrust of everything and everyone, both inside and outside the network perimeter. Implementing Zero Trust policies in the cloud is a security approach that aims to improve the protection of infrastructure resources and data, regardless of where they are stored or processed. The principles of Zero Trust in the cloud provide a solid basis for establishing and continually improving security guarantees while maintaining the flexibility needed to keep up with the demands of the digital world.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
In today's digital landscape, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies with cloud operations has revolutionized the way companies manage their infrastructures. The powerful synergy between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and cloud operations has opened up new horizons of efficiency, performance, and innovation and has become essential for optimizing resource management, improving security, enabling intelligent automation, facilitating predictive analysis, optimizing cost efficiency, and promoting innovation.

Digital transformation is important and should be top of mind for all organizations that want to remain competitive in the Marketplace.

By harnessing the power of these technologies, organizations can unlock new levels of efficiency, performance, and innovation, allowing them to stay ahead of the digital age. 

Microsoft Azure enables digital transformation in organizations at all stages, allowing the adoption of technology to be done gradually and adapted to the reality of each company. Do you want to take your company to the next level with Microsoft Azure? Get in touch with Hydra iT!