With 2020 just around the corner, it’s time to start looking at some of the biggest tech trends. According to some statistics, cloud initiatives will account for around 70% of tech spending by the end of 2020. Whether you’ve yet to make the move toward cloud usage or you want to try something different, here are some of the best cloud computing services for the year ahead.
Amazon Web Services
As the oldest cloud provider out there, Amazon Web Services has been in existence since 2005. Its growth shows no signs of slowing down, as Jeff Bezos is continuing to make significant investments in the product and the people that run it.
If you’re looking for a convenient hybrid cloud solution, Amazon Web Services is for you. It’s the biggest hybrid and public cloud out there, and AWS can manage most of your cloud computing and IT storage needs. You can choose from Amazon’s extensive list of security features too.
Amazon Web Services is relatively easy to use, but you need to look out for hidden costs when retrieving data. Consider all your needs carefully and make sure every calculation is carried out correctly before signing on the dotted line.
Once upon a time, IBM decided to ditch its umbrella trademark name and create several branded cloud products. After realizing that people found this confusing, IBM scrapped the idea and created a single cloud service.
When it comes to diversity, IBM Cloud is right for you. Although the company uses a single name, you have more than 170 options to choose from. From serverless hosting through to blockchain, no other cloud computing provider offers as many options as IBM. Not right now, anyway.
IBM is ideal for larger enterprises that are trying to scale. Although SMBs can use IBM Cloud, it’s more expensive than most other products. As such, it doesn’t lend itself well to tight budgets.
If you want all the perks of using a major cloud service provider but you also want a personalized service, try Rackspace. It works alongside other cloud service providers (including IBM, Amazon, and Google) to deliver a selection of services. It offers a hybrid cloud solution and has recently launched its own Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS).
Rackspace has proudly announced that it provides “fanatical support” to those who use its cloud services. It claims that the cloud comes with zero downtime, which you may find reassuring if you’re looking for a dependable disaster recovery product.
Dell Technologies is a bit of a newcomer to the cloud services game. It’s made of several services that Dell acquired and pieced together in an attempt to become a major competitor in this arena.
As the world’s top data storage provider, Dell seems like a smart choice for businesses investing in cloud storage. It offers a selection of on-premises cloud solutions, including VxRail and VxBlock. At present, Dell Technologies is aimed at application developers and IT professionals. That means it doesn’t come with the same ease of use as the likes of Amazon AWS. With 90% of enterprises storing sensitive data in the cloud, it appears this type of technology is one that’s here to stay. All you need to do now is find the right service for your business. Try to focus on those that provide ease of use and support your organization’s aims.