It would not be a hard argument to make by saying that cloud computing was the greatest innovation of the 2010s. It seems to be a technology that has no real ceiling with companies like Amazon, Netflix and Facebook all making a full transition to becoming cloud based.

One of the biggest advances will be the introduction of automation within the cloud network, reducing the human effort required to maintain the cloud. This automation will help companies become more productive with the same resource strength and will remove human error from the situation.

In the introduction I mentioned that Netflix had become a fully cloud based company and they currently use automation in their cloud computing. Automation gives an instant response to website error, if Netflix where to go down due to a glitch in the code it would simply show an earlier version of the website instead of instantly crashing.

This company list is likely to be longer if said companies had more faith in the security of the cloud, a study by LogicMonitor, found that two-thirds of IT professionals state that security is the key concern in cloud migration, so how will cloud technology answer these fears in 2020?

It is important to look at the advances in security from the start of the decade to now, improvements in  Machine learning, predictive analysis and artificial intelligence have all provided a new form of security net- once more big companies begin to take the leap it is highly likely they will find it to be in their best interest to invest in security systems for the cloud, creating a cycle of security.

It is an often said phrase that we are heading towards a multi-cloud world, but in 2020 it may not be a surprise to see this multi-cloud become the omni-cloud, this would be the biggest step in cloud technology perhaps since its introduction. This would be a platform where multiple companies share cloud networks, as unity between these companies would avoid lock in, and managing to streamline connectivity.

Companies would be able to use additional resources whenever required. If all companies share the cloud the unity would transform business forever, there is an issue standing in the way being that no one company would be likely to let another have all the market share, with many companies beginning to build their own cloud network.

To avoid the monopoly cloud computing may bring many companies might invest into an open source network, which is one of the biggest reasons cloud computing is in such high demand. This would make the code available and accessible for everyone, meaning its design can be consistently improved upon. Allowing for constant innovation.

The world of cloud technology will allow for consistent innovation, cloud technology may bring the death of the office as it provides more and more device and location independence. The companies that move to the cloud first will have the advantage it is an industry of innovation, and the new-found security automation will bring will only ensure more companies are ready to jump to the cloud.