Clover Infotech is a leading IT and consulting company. It provides solutions and services for all modern applications and technologies, cloud enablement, data management, automation and assurance services.
Here, Neelesh Kripalani, Chief Technology Officer, Clover Infotech, gives his predictions for 2023. Excerpts from the interview:
DQ: How can the cloud power VR/AR, the metaverse, cloud gaming, and quantum computing in 2023 and beyond?
Neelesh Kripalani: Cloud computing is developing at a rapid pace. Powerful cloud platforms combined with efficient algorithms enable fast processing of data, fast delivery of information and increased efficiency, thereby benefiting several other technologies such as IoT and connected devices, AI and ML, AR and VR, etc. .
When the cloud is combined with other new age technologies such as AI and ML, or IoT, it can not only capture and compute data but also generate intelligent insights from it. For example, AR and VR technologies, although they are a proven valuable addition to the fields of digital entertainment, require complex processing platforms that often have a negative impact on cost-benefit calculations. In such a scenario, cloud technology introduces a ‘pay as you go’ model that allows access to previously unattainable levels of processing at cost-effective prices. The Cloud empowers economies, companies, and individuals to gain access to complex technologies without incurring additional costs.
DQ: How do you see multicloud as a strategy growing in popularity in 2023?
Neelesh Kripalani: Multi-cloud refers to the use of cloud services from more than one cloud vendor. The advantage of this type of cloud environment is that it is portable across the infrastructures of many cloud providers. They are often built on open source, cloud native technologies, such as Kubernetes, which are supported by all public cloud providers.
A multi-cloud strategy allows businesses to eliminate vendor lock-in, thereby preventing operational issues, and unnecessary dependencies from using only one cloud vendor. It allows businesses to choose cloud services from different service providers, thereby improving flexibility and the ability to choose the best technology from thousands of services.
DQ: Will we see more cloud AI and ML in 2023?
Neelesh Kripalani: The value of the ‘Cloud’ now extends beyond efficiency across the computing, network, and storage spectrum. It has entered the cloud data storage area. Organizations are freeing up siled data generated by business operations and using the speed, scale, and security of cloud technology to empower business users with real-time intelligence to make more informed decisions.
Such cloud infrastructure powered by AI and ML capabilities drives business acceleration and efficiency to the next level. We will see many other industries shift from using the cloud as just infrastructure, computing and security value added to the cost of enabling decisions. As the cloud becomes more aligned with business goals and decisions in the coming years, AI and ML-powered clouds will rise exponentially.
DQ: What are the growth opportunities for cloud platforms in the industry, going forward?
Neelesh Kripalani: According to Gartner’s latest research, companies will use enterprise clouds to accelerate more than 50% of critical business systems by 2027, up from less than 10% in 2021. and technology, and how they interact and engage with their customers and other key stakeholders, industry cloud platforms tailored to their needs will gain prominence.
I believe that as companies get comfortable with cloud-first models or successfully upgrade their current IT landscape, they can develop the use of the ‘industry cloud’ and it is set to grow well from here.
DQ: What are the prospects for cloud security services for 2023 and beyond?
Neelesh Kripalani: Cloud security services will become one of the main pillars of trust that can govern the relationship between companies and their cloud service providers. Therefore, cloud security services have become the need of the hour. Companies using cloud infrastructures need to protect themselves from hacking, hacking, unauthorized access, and malicious insiders. As per many industry surveys, cloud security has emerged as a top concern for CIOs across industries. Therefore, cloud security solutions are increasingly becoming part of the overall security posture of enterprises to maximize the benefits of data reliability, availability, and security.
DQ: Do you foresee edge computing continuing to rise in 2023 and beyond?
Neelesh Kripalani: Edge computing is gaining momentum as it brings network, storage and computing power closer to the edge of the network, which basically means that data is processed closer to the source to reduce latency and improve security and efficiency. Edge computing is already powering many other technologies such as IoT and connected devices, 5G, etc. Its integration not only reduces latency but also increases stability, and improves overall performance.
The global Edge Computing market was valued at USD 7.43 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 38.9% from 2022 to 2030.