With the start of the New Year, it is a good time to identify upcoming cloud trends that will drive cloud engagement in 2016. According to Gartner, the cloud market will continue to grow, up to USD 198 billion in 2020.


Hybrid Cloud Will Remain Important:

Over the past year, there has been a considerable uptick of hybrid cloud deployments. This trend will continue in the near future. The hybrid cloud proves to be the perfect mix of private and public clouds. With the number of new technology trends following the market these days, it is crucial for businesses to be able to adapt to a hybrid cloud strategy.


Increased Focus on Managing Security:

As technology tools become increasingly virtual and move towards the cloud, there will be increased emphasis on cloud-based security services in 2016. Organizations will be required to look for ways to secure virtual work environments through cost-efficient and effective methods using the cloud.


More Transitions towards the Cloud:

Large companies from different industries are transitioning their entire infrastructure and ecosystems into the cloud. An increasing number of organizations are starting to recognize the value of the cloud – that it can improve their businesses in different ways. Top executives see adopting cloud strategies can help cut costs and risks.


Cloud Analytics Gets a Boost:

Various reports predict that the cloud analytics market will grow at CAGR of around 20% by 2020. The cloud analytics market is rapidly expanding across various industries, fueled by the emergence of the implementation of cloud technology and its integration with analytics. To aid their decision making, organizations are searching for cloud solutions that offer real-time analysis of unstructured data.


Cloud Backup Services are increasing:

Last year, there was an increase in the demand for cloud backup services and this trend will continue into 2016. Affordable cloud backup solutions are especially important for small to medium sized cloud service providers. According to a recent survey, over 50% of respondents indicated that they could not compete effectively without having cloud backup solutions as part of their portfolios.