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6 Disruptive Trends That Take Public Cloud To The Next Level

When it comes to the public cloud, launching VMs, provisioning storage, and configuring networks is no more cutting edge. The core building blocks of IaaS have gone past the evolution phase to become stable. With enterprises adopting public cloud at a rapid pace, we cannot expect further disruption to the cloud infrastructure services. Mainstream providers will only add newer VM type, additional regions and zones, and optimized storage and network services.

With IaaS hitting a plateau, what will take public cloud to the next level?

Cloud providers have started to invest in the next set of technologies that will be delivered as managed services to customers.

Here is a list of six technologies that will redefine public cloud.

  1. Serverless Computing / Functions as a Service

Serverless computing delivers the real promise of PaaS – focusing on code instead of infrastructure. It enables developers to write modular functions that do one and only task at a time. By connecting multiple such functions, developers compose a meaningful, complex application. The best thing is that this architecture allows developers to pick a language, framework, and runtime of their choice instead of forcing them to use a particular platform. So, each developer participating in a project can choose best of the breed language to deliver his module.

Serverless computing and FaaS are moving fast to become the preferred way of running code in the cloud.

Read the entire article at Forbes

Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor, and architect. Follow him on Twitter,  Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.