Technology has continued to transform both businesses and communities throughout 2019. From the introduction of 5G for the first time, it has been a year in which many advances have been made, from businesses to discovering how to use artificial intelligence in ways that are useful to their business.
From an IT perspective, we can say that there will be two important trends that will continue in 2020. The first is that in-house storage and the public cloud are increasingly being used at the same rate. The cloud has begun to become the usual pattern of installation, with 85 percent of businesses identifying themselves as predominantly mixed cloud or multi-cloud. Such widespread use of the cloud also causes cybersecurity and data privacy to remain the biggest concern for IT workers. Given that cyber threats will increase further in 2020, businesses have to ensure that 100 percent of critical business data is recovered.
In 2020, container use will lead to faster software production thanks to strong DevOps competencies, and Kubernetes will make itself the undisputed container editing platform. The biggest reasons why containers are so popular are that they are fast and easy to use. Because containers are defined as abstract data types that separate an application from the operating system, the micro-services they offer are also included with support files and configurations. This makes it faster and easier to develop, communicate and set up services.
The increase in multi-cloud usage means businesses need their data to be portable, especially among key providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. 451Research predicts that the container applications technologies market will reach $ 4.3 billion in 2022 and that more businesses will see containers as a core part of their IT strategy in 2020.
Businesses will need Cloud Data Management (CDM) in 2020 to guarantee the accessibility of data across all storage environments. Data needs to be carried easily in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Cloud Data Management's capacity to increase data mobility and portability is cited as the main reason why it has become an industry in its own right. The 2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management report shows businesses plan to spend an average of $ 41 million this year on Cloud Data Management Technologies. Businesses are looking for new ways to make data more portable in-house in order to meet consumers ' changing expectations. The vision of" your data, when you need it, where you want it " can only be achieved with a powerful CDM strategy. Therefore, the importance of Cloud Data Management will increase even more next year.
Data Accessibility Service Level Agreements (SLA) and their expectations will increase over the next 12 months, while the patience shown for downtime or service absences will continue to decline. As a result, the importance of the backup and recovery process has shifted towards the recovery phase. Backup was compelling, Labor-demanding, and low-cost. Faster networks and backup devices, as well as advanced data collection and automation capabilities, accelerated backup. According to the 2019 Cloud Data Management Report; nearly a third (29 per cent) of businesses are constantly backing up and replicating high priority applications. The problem that preoccupies businesses most is whether it is possible that 100 per cent of their data can be fully recovered in minutes.
Maintaining data accessibility without interruption provides businesses with peace of mind, as well as ensuring that backed-up data can be reliably used for research, development and testing. This data also helps the business to make the most informed decisions about digital transformation and strategies that will enable the business to take the lead in the competition.
Businesses will continue to select and collect storage technologies and hardware that are best suited to their organization, but data center management will become more than software. Manual operation of IT infrastructure quickly became a thing of the past.
Infrastructure as code (IAC) will continue to spread. IaC reduces the time and cost of infrastructure operations to take place on multiple sites, allowing the business to create a plan of what the infrastructure should do and then deploy those plans to all storage media and locations. Software-defined approaches such as IAC and Cloud-Native (to work in the Cloud),a strategy that uses the services and infrastructure of cloud computing providers, are not entirely cost-related. Automating replication methods and taking advantage of the public cloud offers precision, agility and scalability. This allows organizations to quickly and easily install applications. The software-defined approach to data management, which is demonstrated by more than three-quarters (77 percent) of organizations that use software as a service (SaaS),has now become the behavior of the vast majority of businesses.
In 2020, the trend to change them will accelerate rather than increase the number of backup technologies. The simplicity, flexibility and reliability of business continuity solutions will take precedence as the needs of businesses to accelerate technology setups become more critical. In 2019, organizations said they had experienced an average of five unplanned outages in the past 12 months. Concern over ensuring data accessibility from legacy manufacturers is driving businesses to change rather than increase the number of backup solutions to be used with legacy tools. The reason why businesses are patching and updating rather than replacing them entirely is because of maintenance costs, potential losses in virtualization and cloud capabilities, and shortcomings in the speed and ease of management of data access. Making a new start ensures that businesses always have the right solution to meet user demands.
The number of applications that businesses classify as vital will increase throughout 2020, which will lay the groundwork for an environment where every application is considered a priority. Previously, organizations were prepared to distinguish between vital and non-vital practices. But as businesses became fully committed to their digital infrastructure, it became harder to make that distinction. According to the 2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management Report, IT workers said their businesses could tolerate up to two hours of disruption in vital applications. Cuts in applications result in a total worldwide turnover and productivity loss of US $ 20.1 million each year, while the cost of data lost in critical applications reaches an average of $ 102,450 per hour. The reality is that now every application is critical.