Cloud computing has been around for quite some time. In fact, it has become so ubiquitous that some people just call it ‘the cloud’ these days. AWS is the market’s front-runner in cloud computing technologies. Throughout its years of operations, AWS has amassed a huge customer base that uses their cloud services to host their websites, applications, and more. With the enormous popularity AWS is experiencing, which is only gaining momentum with each passing year, it is useful to speculate about what the future holds for AWS. Now, if we try to predict, the future may seem a bit bleak — however, if you don’t try to predict, how would you know what the future holds? So let us dive into this article and see what the future holds for our dear friend ‘Amazon Web Services.’
The cloud computing industry is booming. Cloud providers like Microsoft Azure and AWS have attracted a wealth of customers and become integral parts of many businesses’ IT infrastructure. But there are many new players in this field, too, including Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud. Who will win the cloud wars? How much will these companies grow over the next few years? In this post, we’ll share seven predictions for AWS based on current trends in technology—and what these predictions mean for your business.
The AWS cloud computing platform has been a game-changer for the tech industry. It’s helped countless companies get their products to market faster, and it’s changed the way we think about infrastructure. But with the incredible growth of the platform in recent years, there are some concerns that AWS is growing too fast and not paying enough attention to its customers’ needs.
With that in mind, here are seven predictions for AWS in the future:
- A larger focus on footprint and cost savings
- The rise of machine learning as a standard tool for all developers
- Increased use of private clouds
- More investment in edge computing
- An increased focus on security and compliance standards
- A push towards greater transparency among all users of AWS services
- A move towards more open source software
1. Higher Levels Of Automation
The first prediction is that we’ll see higher levels of automation. As Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to add more tools, they can become very powerful, but it takes time to learn how to best utilize them.
As a result, many companies are looking for ways to make their processes more efficient and automate some tasks in order to save time on repetitive tasks and focus on other areas of their business—like growing sales or improving customer service. In fact, according to a recent report by Rightscale and InterWorks Unlimited Inc., 87% of organizations surveyed said they plan on automating at least some part of their IT operations over the next three years.
2. Machine Learning Becomes More User-Friendly
Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence that focuses on automating tasks that humans used to do.
Machine learning is based on automating human intelligence, so it’s not surprising that its applications are becoming more user-friendly and relevant for people on a daily basis.
For example, Netflix uses machine learning to recommend movies and TV shows based on your viewing history and preferences—and Amazon is using the same technology in its Alexa virtual assistant service to suggest things like recipes or products you might want based on what other people with similar tastes are buying online. These recommendations can be incredibly useful as they narrow down your choices while also saving time compared to browsing through websites yourself looking for things that interest you, which might not yield desirable results.
3. Improved Compute Infrastructure
As the leading cloud provider, AWS continues to offer the most compute capacity of any public cloud. Based on recent announcements, we expect this trend to continue over the next several years.
Compute capacity is being made more efficient by eliminating wasted resources and making it easier for users to optimize performance at scale. For example, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) has launched its new On-Demand Reserved Instance feature, which allows customers to save up to 70% off their existing EC2 fees by paying upfront or committing to using a specific instance type for 12 months or 24 months—in some cases up to 7x more than what they currently pay per year. Since launching in 2013, EC2 has saved customers over $100 million in reserved instance purchases alone. In addition, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) now offers Spot Instances so you can run large batch jobs at extremely low cost (as low as 10 cents/hour).
4. More Integration
Integration is one of the most important areas for cloud providers to focus on in the future. Most AWS customers have multiple services, and there are many ways to integrate them all together.
- Integrating with other AWS services: This could mean connecting your S3 buckets to Lambda functions or using SNS notifications from one service as triggers for another. It also includes things like cross-region replication of data across Availability Zones (AZs) and regions, which can be configured through API calls or through the console interface.
- Integrating with other cloud providers: With its hybrid cloud strategy and investments in open source software, it’s no surprise that Amazon has made it easy for its customers who use other public clouds or private clouds built on OpenStack or VMware vSphere to connect them all together into a single unified environment across different vendors’ infrastructure. You can move your compute resources from one location to another without having any downtime because most of this happens behind the scenes without any user interaction required beyond connecting accounts using IAM policies that allow access between accounts where necessary based on company policies around information governance.
5. Mobile Analytics
It’s hard to imagine a world without mobile analytics, but it’s also hard to imagine what they’ll look like in the next five years.
As we’ve seen over the past decade, technology is constantly changing. And with that change comes new opportunities for companies to make their mark on the world. Right now, mobile analytics is all about understanding how people interact with your business on the go—but what will happen when those interactions get even more complex?
We think it’s likely that we’re going to see a lot of new ways for businesses to use mobile analytics in order to understand how their customers are using their products and services. We could see companies using these insights to create even more personalized experiences for users or perhaps even figuring out ways to increase sales by offering custom promotions based on user location or other factors.
In this way, mobile analytics will become something much bigger than just another tool for measuring engagement levels—it’ll become an opportunity for brands to learn more about who they’re serving and how they can better serve them.
6. Advanced Predictive Analysis
Predictive analysis is the ability to accurately predict future events and situations. It’s a powerful tool for businesses looking to make smart business decisions, as it can help you identify trends and patterns in your data that you wouldn’t be able to see otherwise.
For example, let’s say you wanted to know whether the average temperature in New York City would rise or fall over the next month (without actually having to go there). Predictive analysis could tell you which direction it will go based on historical data about weather patterns in your region, providing valuable insights into future business operations.
It can also be used as an effective marketing tool by analyzing customer demographics and behaviors over time—for example, predicting which customers will buy certain products within three months of seeing them advertised online—creating a more personalized shopping experience that increases conversions while reducing costs associated with advertising campaigns.
7. A Larger Focus On Footprint And Cost Savings
AWS is likely to focus more on cost savings and footprint in the future. As AWS continues to push its cloud services, it is likely that these two areas will become more important than ever.
Cost savings can be achieved through a number of different methods, but one of the most effective is by reducing the number of resources that are being used on a monthly basis. If you’re an AWS user, it’s important to know how much your account is costing you so that you can make sure you’re getting the best deal possible.
Footprint refers to how much space an organization takes up in terms of server space and computing power. Many companies have too much server space due to the fact that they have purchased more resources than they actually need for their operations. This can result in increased costs over time if not addressed properly before too long has passed since the initial purchase or implementation date.
Our Final Thoughts
This is just a small sample of what we can expect from AWS in the future. There are many more innovations coming down the pipeline, and it’s exciting to see how companies like Amazon will use them to make our lives easier.
With an ever-increasing number of businesses, organizations, and startup companies using AWS, all signs point to a bright future for the cloud giant. From our perspective, we see AWS continuing on this upward trajectory for the next few years at least. At Cloud Academy, we’re going to continue reporting on the latest news from Amazon Web Services. Let us know in the comments if you think that AWS will continue growing for a long time to come or if its influence will eventually fade away.