Emerging Trends of Cloud Computing By 2018

In this business era, Cloud Computing has been a hot topic and become a massive part of the framework for global commerce. It will continue to grow day by day as per Cisco's latest Global Cloud Index forecast. Number of things that are in trend such as cloud data centers, private cloud solutions, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service are all considered among the projections for consumer cloud storage.

Cisco's forecasts examine the emerging cloud computing trends resulting in the five-year forecast (2013 to 2018). Some of the more notable predictions are as follow:

·      There will be a huge increase in global data center traffic

·      By the end of 2018, it is expected that annual data center traffic will reach 8.6 zettabytes.

·      Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud workload will be predicted to grow from 41 % in 2013 to 59% in 2018.

·      78% of workload will be processed by cloud data centers and the remaining 22% is handled by traditional data centers.

·      Public cloud centers will possess 31% cloud workload while private cloud data centers expected to have 69%

·      Decrease in Platform as services workloads will be expected from 15% in 2013 to 13% in 2018

·      According to Cisco's prediction, Infrastructure as a service workload will down from 44% in 2013 to 28% in 2018.

·      Internet of Things (IOT) will be expected to generate more considerable data in 2018: According to prediction it will be up to 403 zettabytes in 2018 as compared to just 113.4 zettabytes in 2013.

·      Public cloud spending will more than double to $127.5

·      Greater use of cloud storage for personal storage is expected in 2018.


Among Cisco's top five trends, cloud storage was one of them as a subcategory of “Potential cloud catalyst – IOT”. Due to the large usage of, multiple devices like mobiles and tablets, there will be a new need for “personal content storage” that will store music, images, videos and other essential documents created across the multiple devices. Thus there will be a huge growth in the area.

With the rapid growth of new business solutions/workloads/data in the coming years, more than 60% of organizations will have at least half of their infrastructure and application in cloud.

In every coming year, you are going to see the changing trends of cloud computing. By 2018, you can compare how the cloud computing technology is transformed from the present year. 

How Cloud is changing the Way We Do Business


Using intelligence tools in business is extremely crucial especially in today's increasing competitive corporate world. So, business owners today always stay on the move in finding faster, more cheaper and efficient solutions to grow their business and stand out from the competition. However, due to daunting costs involved in buying and maintaining the leading edge business tools and applications, small businesses often find it challenging to compete with bigger players. That is where cloud-based technologies come on rescue to help them meet the needs. Cloud-based services are providing state-of-the-art operational and workflow management solutions at reduced costs to help improve your the efficiency and productivity of your company. Here are some ways cloud technology is changing modern business processes:

Reduced IT Costs

IT is infrastructure is one of the most critical necessities in modern business operations. Earlier, it was such a daunting task for small business owners to manage their IT costs. But now, cloud services have helped businesses considerably reduce the costs on IT operations. While using virtual storage, you don't have to install in-house servers and other storage systems. You can simply organize, store, assess your files, softwares, applications, etc, in your cloud's virtual storage system through any internet enable devices.

Mobile devices workflow applications

With cloud-based computing, you can leverage the power of smartphones or tablets to review, edit and complete various kind of business assignments. However, downloading major softwares needs a lot of CPU memory and disk space that most mobile devices can not support at the moment. Here, cloud services help with the storage in which mobile users can simply run applications without storing anything in the devices storage.

Remote Workforce Tools

Cloud computing equips workers with management and efficiency tools and facilities to remotely work and complete assignments even on off-hours. This means that without being physically in the workplace, you can complete various time-sensitive projects by working from anywhere. This flexibility has encouraged many business models such as cloud based projects, work from home strategies, etc. In addition, many workers are also earning overtime compensation while working on various cloud-based assignments.