AWS is the one name you are sure to come across every time you encounter cloud computing of any level. AWS was a key player in taking cloud computing to where we see it now and they have no plans on easing up or slowing down any time soon. The goals and objectives that AWS intends to achieve by the end of each year are sure to further accelerate its dominance in cloud computing. Of course, there are quite a few compelling competitors in the market as well and AWS is doing all it can to maintain its lead.
But since AWS has been maintaining its lead for a while now and does not plan to relent, there is no doubt that they have plans for the future as well.
The future for AWS seems bright, as of now, and most of the planning will revolve around the maturation of projects and technology that is still in function today, but more sophisticated. AWS, like most others out there, is still working on the chinks in its plans and trying to come up with solid plans that can help to streamline and ease up processes that are not exactly common today. So here are some plans that AWS has for the near future which we can expect to see shortly:
Easier Integration Of Machine Learning And AI
Yes, we hear a lot about AI and ML a lot in the present because these things are in use today. However, there is no doubt that both AI and ML are in their infancy stages in current times. In fact, ML and AI are the reason why our experience with applications and online is becoming easier and more user-friendly every day. A lot of the labor involved to personalize the experience for an individual does not come manually, it has been coded and the process is automated.
In the future, it is likely that the ML process will eliminate the need for even more manual labor that will be required to personalize experiences for individuals who are making use of the platform. This will seep into more than just applications such as Netflix and Amazon’s Alexa. Cloud computing will allow ML to be integrated into manufacturing processes, automating more complex tasks which are repetitive for the human mind but require a more sophisticated machine to take over from human functions.
AI will also play a much bigger role in software development in the future, and AWS will likely be at the forefront of this development. ML will become commonly used to develop code and add much more effectiveness and efficiency to the work that developers will put in to develop software. All platforms created with the help of ML-generated code will be more streamlined and bug-free in their initial phases and will clear most phases of testing, making for quicker deployment and easier maintenance.
ML will also become more common because the data available on the internet and to organizations now is infinite. What developers really need is a way to process this data and integrate it into the machine learning process. Processing this huge volume of data is not something that can realistically be done manually. So aggregation tools and ingestion will need to be deployed, along with the current means of machine learning to eventually make the data come together in a seamless and useful manner.
Eventually, ML will be seen in all walks of life, from production lines to agricultural practices, where the machines will be able to collect and process data in real-time, making it much easier for the ML process to take over.
Further Platform Integration
AWS may be the frontrunner in cloud computing and has held that position for a long time now, but there is no doubt that other cloud providers are consistently giving AWS tough competition and many organizations actually prefer cloud computing from providers other than Amazon too. Because of the unique services offered by other providers, Amazon will likely increase the integration of services from other cloud providers into its own cloud computing platform for a more streamlined and efficient experience for all consumers.
By making it easier to integrate services built on OpenStack, VMware, and others into a single environment, developers and consumers will be able to create a more efficient environment where downtime for the organization will be greatly reduced because all of the integration will be done behind the scenes.
Integration also refers to using different Amazon services in the same cloud environment. As AWS continues to develop, it will continue to introduce newer services that offer greater utility to its users. Being able to integrate the newer services into applications and environments will also allow for further efficiency and ease of use. Developers will not only be able to build new applications and software with ease, but with the help of improved integration, they will be able to improve on existing software with great ease as well.
Better Security And Compliance
Security has always been one of the major concerns with cloud computing, especially when we talk about public clouds. Public clouds, such as those provided by AWS, have a great number of services for the utility of all organizations but when it comes to storing real, sensitive data in public clouds and allowing it to be processed, many organizations are still hesitant in this day and age. This is why hybrid clouds (combined public and private clouds) are still so common. Many organizations trust their closed, private cloud more with security than they trust even the best public cloud.
Zero-Trust security and architecture are still in their developmental stages and the implementation of this architecture in many platforms has already started being implemented. Of course, the rigidity that comes with such an architecture is something that needs to be worked around and it is likely that AWS will adopt greater measures of privacy and security with these methods in the near future.
The need for tighter security will also become evident quite soon since we will be able to see cloud computing everywhere. It is already quite rampant and most organizations, at least the big ones, across the globe have adopted cloud technology to some scale. We will soon be seeing cloud technology in manufacturing processes, retail stores, and many more spaces where it is not quite as common at present. Naturally, for this vision of cloud spaces everywhere to come to fruition, Aws will need to incorporate better means of security and compliance into their systems. The statistics of cybercrime will need to go way lower for all organizations to come to terms with cloud technology.
Of course, with other advancements that AWS will likely bring forth, security will definitely be a part of their top concerns.
Another reason why AWS and cloud computing, in general, is so popular is because of the level of automation that has followed as a result of cloud computing being everywhere. Developers want to ensure that their processes are smooth and efficient, and one of the best ways to do this is with the help of automation. Of course, AI and ML are a great part of the automation process since it involves replacing manual labor in the development process with automated features.
Automation of the development process will allow organizations to focus on business, generating leads, and tasks that require a human element rather than focus solely on repetitive tasks that can easily be automated and streamlined.
Automation of services and processes will also allow for greater predictive analysis to be seen in different industries. You will be able to look for situations in different places in the near future where the machines will make use of historical data and trends to bring to you the most accurate possible information. It could be in terms of the weather of a place you plan on visiting in a few months or market trends that will predict if your product will work in the market at present or not.
Focus On Savings
Cost-effectiveness and saving server space will also be at the forefront of Amazon’s agenda for AWS in the near future.
One of the biggest advantages of cloud computing to all organizations is the savings of cost in terms of energy consumed, the physical space designated to the server, and the cost required for maintenance and upgrades. AWS aims to ensure cost-effectiveness in these areas and save up their own costs and those of their users wherever they can.
AWS will also ensure that the organizations making use of their platform do not utilize too much server space and that their footprint is manageable enough. Focus on the reduced footprint will ensure that the organizations that make use of AWS will work smoothly and more efficiently than ever. Amazon will be better able to gauge the amount of server space and organization needs and how to scale it up or down as their needs change. With a better prediction of the server space required, the server footprint of all organizations will be optimized and cost-effectiveness will be at an all-time high.
So when it comes to software and online platforms, most of us want speed and efficiency over everything else. We want quick downloads, instantaneous webpage loading, and applications that are completely personalized to our tastes. In so many ways we have been spoiled by modern technology and its promises of a fast and efficient world.
But with the current state of the climate and the dangers our planet is delved into, there is no doubt that sustainability should be at the forefront of AWS’s agenda. AWS will likely find carbon-friendly ways to store their assets, making it more important for the impact on the environment be minimal instead of focusing on speed and efficiency.
There will be more focus on making use of green energy and through incentivizing or otherwise, developers will actively ensure that their actions and processes are always sustainable instead of just efficient.
Another issue with most back-end software these days is that there is a need for it to always be on, even the idle resources that will not be used. Of course, this wastes energy and adds to the overall negative impact that these practices are already having on the environment.
In fact, one of AWS’s goals for the year 2025 is only using 100% renewable energy resources for their use, and slowly and steadily, they are getting there. Understanding their role in the world and doing their part to help the planet heal is a massive goal that the organization should focus on at present to yield results in the future.
Greater connectivity became the need of the hour as the world was plunged into the Covid-19 pandemic. So for the next few years, Amazon aims to provide affordable broadband with seamless activity and connectivity all across the globe.
Applications that are currently in use take into account intermittent connectivity and speeds that are less than ideal all across the globe. This takes up machine data as well as still making it harder for people in rural and remote areas to be connected to the rest of the world.
With the LEO satellites that Aws plans on launching, we can expect greater broadband speeds, wide availability of the internet, and global connectivity, the likes of which we have never seen before. This will help to create employment opportunities in remote areas as well as help us move towards a world that can keep a distance while not being isolated.
AWS is at the forefront of cloud computing in the whole world and will likely maintain that lead for a long time. The goals they have for the future and their predictions for where they will be in the next couple of years only go to show how AWS will likely come up further in the next few years, ready to revolutionize cloud computing as we know it.
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