Lead Machine Pink 160x1200

Lead Machine Pink 160x1200

iTWire TV 705x108

Wednesday, 01 December 2021 12:42

What does 2022 look like for the ever-changing IT landscape?

By James Wright
Cloudian director James Wright Cloudian director James Wright

GUEST OPINION: Object storage company Cloudian has released its 2022 predictions. The predictions include security experts continuing to miss the mark on ransomware protection and new opportunities being created from data sovereignty concerns.

Here, Cloudian director James Wright predicts the following:

Object storage accelerates HPC innovation: With the help of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, enterprises have made major progress in adopting cloud-native technologies in public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. In 2022, enterprises will capitalise on the improved portability and agility to bring cloud-native apps to the edge.

However, for open source CNCF projects to work, they require broad standardisation of both software and hardware. To support the transition of cloud-native apps to the edge, industry leaders in edge software (such as Red Hat and Suse/Rancher Labs) and edge hardware (such as Intel and Nvidia) will ramp up efforts to achieve greater standardisation.

Object storage accelerates HPC innovation: As high-performance computing (HPC) deployments have become highly distributed and begun to exceed exabyte scale, it’s become clear that the storage component of HPC infrastructure needs greater focus. To continue making advances in supercomputing, organisations will require highly scalable, software-defined storage that can accommodate massive data sets while easily leveraging any hardware innovations on the computing side. Parallel file storage alone cannot provide this scalability and flexibility. As a result, more organisations will use object storage as the primary storage for supercomputing deployments.

New analytics and streaming APIs drive next generation edge use cases: Organisations are eager to explore next generation edge use cases. These use cases require the ability to rapidly process massive volumes of streaming data to enable real-time decision making. However, current analytics and streaming APIs used for on-prem and public cloud apps are not robust enough to support such advanced AI and ML at the edge.

As a result, new analytics and streaming data APIs will emerge in 2022 that will allow immediate processing of data locally at the edge, enabling AI and ML models to make those critical immediate decisions. In addition, to make these APIs easy for organisations to employ at the edge, new streaming feature stores will proliferate next year.

Organisations will embrace redundancy to mitigate continuing outages: Massive web outages and regional disasters will continue to take both public cloud and private data centres offline in 2022. To mitigate this threat, organisations will increasingly seek redundancy for mission critical apps by deploying in multiple public clouds and leveraging private clouds.

The tools to run modern apps – such as Kubernetes and other container-based technologies – interchangeably in the cloud or on-prem are maturing rapidly, providing new options for optimising workload placement to ensure availability.

Security experts will continue to miss the mark with ransomware protection: Security experts continue to tout increased perimeter defence as the catch all for ransomware protection. However, in a recent report, 49% of businesses that experienced an attack had perimeter defences in place and ransomware still managed to get in.

In addition, 65% of the organisations that were penetrated through phishing emails had conducted anti-phishing training for employees. The threat of ransomware will only continue to rise, making it a matter of “if,” not “when,” an attack will occur. Given these realities, more organisations will recognise the need to protect data at the storage layer with an immutable backup copy, ultimately ensuring they can recover quickly from an attack without having to pay ransom.

Data sovereignty concerns will create new opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs): “Continuing privacy concerns in EMEA since the Schrems II decision invalidated the EU-US privacy shield are driving organisations to look for new options to protect data. MSPs in the EU will increasingly fill this need with locally based services that are entirely contained within geographic boundaries. Now-mature cloud infrastructure – compute, storage, and management – will facilitate this growth, creating a wealth of new options for customers.

Instead of migrating legacy apps to the cloud, organisations will create cloud-like environments on prem: Data such as healthcare records and financial information are subject to regulatory requirements. Now, cloud-native technologies such as S3-compatible object storage provide a path to building private cloud infrastructure on-prem, delivering the benefits of public cloud while retaining full control of where sensitive data is located.


Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinatrs and campaigns and assassistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

INTRODUCING ITWIRE TV

iTWire TV offers a unique value to the Tech Sector by providing a range of video interviews, news, views and reviews, and also provides the opportunity for vendors to promote your company and your marketing messages.

We work with you to develop the message and conduct the interview or product review in a safe and collaborative way. Unlike other Tech YouTube channels, we create a story around your message and post that on the homepage of ITWire, linking to your message.

In addition, your interview post message can be displayed in up to 7 different post displays on our the iTWire.com site to drive traffic and readers to your video content and downloads. This can be a significant Lead Generation opportunity for your business.

We also provide 3 videos in one recording/sitting if you require so that you have a series of videos to promote to your customers. Your sales team can add your emails to sales collateral and to the footer of their sales and marketing emails.

See the latest in Tech News, Views, Interviews, Reviews, Product Promos and Events. Plus funny videos from our readers and customers.

SEE WHAT'S ON ITWIRE TV NOW!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments