What will the cloud space look like in 2024?

As we move forward into 2024, our head of cloud and innovation, Lee Thatcher, predicts the future of the cloud computing industry — from the persisting domination of security and modernisation to the growing accessibility and adoption of AI. If you missed the original Business Link article, keep reading….

In 2024, the cloud computing industry will continue to focus on security and modernisation. Many organisations have moved their infrastructure to hyperscale cloud providers but have yet to fully embrace Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings. Addressing this educational gap and emphasising the value of multiple vendor offerings will be critical. These trends build upon the need for secure and modernised cloud environments, aligning with the changes observed over the past year.

The surge in AI adoption has so far had a limited impact on the cloud computing market.
However, it is expected to have a more noticeable influence once the offerings from major hyperscale cloud providers become more widely available and commercialised. As these providers continue to invest in AI capabilities, businesses will increasingly leverage cloud platforms for AI-related workloads, driving the growth of cloud-based AI applications and services.

It’ll continue to be about AI for the foreseeable future. The widespread adoption of AI
applications and services will continue to gain momentum, enhancing the capabilities of
cloud platforms. While it may not see massive uptake until major hyperscale cloud providers fully commercialise their AI offerings, AI's significance in the cloud computing landscape will continue to grow, driving innovation and transformation across various industries.

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