Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews! We wish a healthy and happy 2022 to you all, and thanks for joining us for another year of cloud news you can use. Onto this week’s news!

3 Cloud Computing Trends That Will Impact IT Pros in 2022

Sean Michael Kerner, ITProToday, Jan. 3, 2022

“If 2021 was any indication, demand for cloud computing will continue to expand in 2022. While cloud computing was gaining traction prior to COVID-19, remote work challenges and resource constraints during the pandemic helped accelerate cloud computing trends. John Dinsdale, chief analyst and research director at Synergy Research, told ITPro Today that his firm expects an “unrelenting growth” of cloud services in 2022 and beyond. Dinsdale said he expects enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services to race past the $200 billion milestone in 2022.

In 2021, 42% of developers said their organizations use containers, reported Lee Sustar, principal analyst at Forrester Research. In 2022, Forrester is forecasting that container adoption will rise to half of all organizations as they either re-factor or re-platform their cloud strategies to focus on even more cloud-native technologies. [Additionally] end-user organizations benefit from getting hybrid cloud options from the public cloud vendors as it provides consistency. The public cloud vendors benefit as it provides another revenue stream. Climate change is [also] a clear and present danger. Organizations and individuals alike are trying to find ways to be part of the solution, not the problem – so expect ESG sustainability to be one of the top cloud computing trends of 2022.”

How and Why to Use Multi-Cluster Kubernetes

Christopher Tozzi, ITProToday, Jan. 3, 2022

“You know Kubernetes can orchestrate workloads that are distributed across clusters of servers in a single cloud or data center. But did you know Kubernetes can also manage clusters spread across multiple clouds or data centers? That’s what you get when you run multi-cluster Kubernetes, which is fast becoming the latest, greatest way to get more value out of Kubernetes, the open-source container orchestrator. 

If you use multiple clouds, multi-cluster Kubernetes makes it possible to run clusters in each cloud without having to manage them separately. In this respect, multi-cluster Kubernetes is a great way to simplify the management of multiple clouds. Just as a single cloud now feels old-fashioned, running just one Kubernetes cluster may become outdated as organizations look for ways to leverage Kubernetes more efficiently across complex infrastructures.”

7 hot IT budget investments — and 4 going cold

Esther Shein, CIO, Jan. 5, 2021

“Here’s a look at seven hot and four cold technology investments CIOs and other IT leaders are making in 2022. Investments will be made to leverage cloud-native managed services, says Mark Shank, principal, advisory, at KPMG. In prior years, enterprises were afraid of vendor lock-in with their cloud investments. ‘Now, more cloud-mature organizations are going toward cloud-native apps and they are less afraid of being locked in because of big benefits in the short term,’ according to Shank. 

Kevin Martelli, principal, advisory, at KPMG, agrees. The fear of vendor lock-in ‘isn’t as important as the services the vendor will be able to provide for organizations to adopt up the stack and become more nimble and quicker and cost-effective in the delivery [of products] to market,’’ he says. Spending on internal data centers will stay flat to slightly decreasing, Martelli says. ‘Companies are looking for opportunities to leverage clouds,’ because there are ‘huge cost implications to managing your own data centers and rack and stack and build.’”

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