Cloud computing has taken the lead in driving super-fast, super-volume innovation in cloud technology. As more technology rises to the top to enter public clouds, its amount of innovation swells. A case in point is machine learning technology on the rise and the other group of chains that will now follow a bandwagon in 2018.

After reviewing leading research like Forrester, we’ve finally incubated a list of the top ten cloud computing predictions that will become the lifeblood of businesses. Check it out.

  1. Microsoft Azure Stack drives leap in private and hybrid cloud spending globally in 2018.

  2. Forrester predicts that more than 50% of global businesses will rely on at least one public cloud platform to drive digital transformation and delight customers.

  3. Companies will move 10% of their traffic from carriers’ backbones to colocation and cloud service providers.

  4. Zero Trust security will be integrated even more closely with all leading cloud platforms and will be integral to their success.

  5. Private clouds will take on a new life as application development and modernization platforms, going beyond IaaS.

  6. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft will capture 76% of all cloud platform revenue in 2018, expanding to 80% by 2020.

  7. Kubernetes has won the war for container orchestration dominance.

  8. Cloud management solutions will be sold piecemeal or offered for free as competition for the management plane intensifies.

  9. The Cisco survey estimates that in 2017, the total amount of data stored in data centers would be 370 EB, while global storage capacity would reach 600 EB. These numbers are expected to grow in 2018 to an estimated total storage capacity of 1.1 ZB, which is roughly double the space available in 2017.

  10. The total global public cloud market will be $178 billion in 2018, up from $146 billion in 2017, and will continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22%.

The cloud computing giant has bolstered digital transformation like no other technology disruption before it. Cloud computing will still be big in 2018.

For those hoping to take aggressive action and make a bold decision based on what has worked before, 2018 will help businesses digitally transform and reinvigorate customer experiences.

So there’s nothing stopping you from catalyzing action and streamlining business operations you’ve been looking for. Harness the power of cloud computing with these upcoming predictions.