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May 16, 2022

Top 10 AWS Trends to Look for in 2022

Anand Iyer - Blog Author

The cloud computing industry has witnessed some significant strides in recent years. Owing to large-scale adoption and massive investments, the sector has grown at unprecedented rates, fueling innovation and development. Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the largest cloud providers in the world, has been the torchbearer for many of these developments. This article looks at how the platform has evolved and what trends are likely to follow in the year 2022.

1. Low-code and no-code

The adoption of low-code and no-code platforms has significantly increased over the years as a need for faster development cycles and acceleration of an organization's digital transformation. These platforms allow companies to divert their resources towards strategic ventures and spend less on minor and recurring issues during the development process.

One of the ways AWS is promoting such an approach is through its Amplify Studio offering, a visual development environment that helps companies accelerate the process of application development and ship market fit apps faster. As more companies, especially startups, race to develop new products faster and better, low, and no-code platforms will become a key asset.

2. Containerization

As companies move to the cloud, they often struggle with the migration of legacy applications. One of the ways companies are solving this is through containerization, essentially creating packages for applications that contain the complete code and necessary components to run them. Companies move these packages, called a container, to the cloud and then run legacy applications in isolated environments.

As more and more companies are adopting the cloud, containerization is becoming commonplace, and so does a solution to create and manage these containers. Many companies are now leveraging AWS's Container Orchestration and Management tool to run their legacy applications over the cloud, and 2022 is likely to witness more of these instances.

3. Machine learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine learning are among the fastest-growing technologies with much interest from organizations in various sectors. However, programming training modules, testing, and developing Machine learning models are often daunting due to massive complexities. As use cases and the need for Machine learning models are increasing, companies are finding ways to develop and deploy faster.

AWS simplifies the development of ML models for companies through its SageMaker solution. This three-part solution provides a no-code platform for creating models, turnkey solutions, and inference, accelerating the adoption of Machine learning protocols.

4. Multi-cloud management

As cloud adoption has increased, so has the number of providers. Cloud vendors offer different values to companies in each specialization depending on the aspect, use case, and location. Therefore, companies have realized the potential of using multiple cloud vendors for different purposes. However, such multi-cloud use attracts several complexities for the organization.

Consequently, the use of multiple cloud vendors requires companies to deploy a management solution, and this is where AWS steps in. In late 2020, AWS quietly announced its entry into multi-cloud with its ECS and EKS solutions allowing companies to manage applications running across AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud through a single panel.

5. Hybrid cloud environments

Doubling down on cybersecurity and data preservation, companies are increasingly adopting practices that ensure business continuity. This can be achieved through a hybrid cloud environment. Major organizations worldwide are adopting a hybrid approach to cloud storage, combining the best of private and public clouds.

AWS is no stranger to this practice, and its hybrid cloud solution helps companies manage and operate multiple environments over the cloud, on-premises, or on the edge.

6. Serverless computing

Serverless cloud architecture is essentially a layer of abstraction placed on the cloud infrastructure. Although servers play an essential role in the overall cloud environment, servers' complexities hamper the SDLC. Serverless computing solves this problem by providing back end as a service, allowing developers to focus on the code and reduce focus on backend operations.

AWS Lambda is often credited as the beginning of the serverless computing trend and is one of the most prominent players in the market. As companies strive to reduce development timelines and time to deployment, serverless computing becomes a lucrative approach.

7. Advanced analytics

Data will be the most important asset for companies in the future and analytics will play a major part in helping companies make sense of the vast tracts of data they endlessly receive.

AWS offers new on-demand and serverless options such as EMR and MSK, enabling organizations to understand data on petabyte levels better than ever and access to more intelligent analytics.

8. DevOps optimization

As development cycles become increasingly complex, solutions that help make the process more efficient become more relevant and will likely witness more attention from organizations. A key aspect of the SDLC is DevOps, and cloud providers attempt to deliver better on it.

AWS is solving DevOps for companies with the help of machine learning and helping identify problems before they can impact user experience. AWS's DevOps Guru uses Machine learning models to detect anomalies operations based on behavioral analysis informing teams before customers can face the impact of the deviation.

9. Security

Cybersecurity has always been one of the biggest concerns for any organization. Therefore, when it comes to the cloud, companies deploy many measures to keep their data safe from breach or damage. For the bulk of organizations, most of the breaches are executed due to internal factors, making it imperative for companies to install measures to limit access within the workforce.

Cloud providers are helping companies achieve this through multiple security measures such as zero trust architecture, monitoring, and access control. As companies pay more attention to data security solutions such as ABAC (attribute-based access control) and other authorization are likely to become more relevant in AWS's cybersecurity arsenal.

10. Sustainability

Increasing awareness among consumers about climate change has prompted companies to take action. Major institutions across the globe are moving towards sustainable practices. Cloud providers such as AWS take significant steps to ensure that the brand's vision includes measures taken towards a sustainable future.

Solutions such as AWS Well-Architectured are helping organizations better manage their cloud resources. This enables companies to use far fewer resources than private clouds, reducing the total cost of ownership and the organization's carbon footprint.

Final thoughts

AWS is a key player in the cloud computing industry, and any trends that are witnessed here are likely to trickle down to other organizations in the sector. Therefore, trends surrounding AWS are core to the cloud computing sector itself. The year 2022 is exciting for the cloud, with more innovation fueled by advancements in cloud infrastructure and its capabilities, efficient delivery of solutions, and much to look forward to.

The rate at which cloud providers are releasing new services and the rate at which these services are being consumed by businesses is a testament, not just to the power of the Cloud but also to the fact that progressive businesses will no longer be held back by constraints in their data centers.

We at Microland are working very closely with our customers across most of the above areas to deliver resilient, sustainable, secure and cost-effective platforms for business innovation. We are using many of these AWS services not just to transform and automate operations for environments built-in AWS but across other Cloud platforms too - Azure, GCP and traditional data centers. But with enterprises using services across multiple cloud providers, the need for cloud-based, cloud-agnostic platforms to manage technology lifecycle, policies, costs and compliance, all delivered in a consumption-based model takes center stage. 

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