A move to cloud computing represents a major change for a business. For those who have already made the upgrade or are considering it, the advantages keep growing. Those familiar with the business applications of the cloud know it’s a great way to reduce costs, secure data, streamline business processes, and give employees the tools they need to be more engaged and productive. The cloud is only getting better. Here are some of the major cloud computing trends to watch out for in 2019.

Enhanced Flexibility

Businesses that use the cloud can access their data from any location, using any computer, at any time. This is a long-established advantage of cloud computing. In 2019, cloud providers will optimize their services for employees who use their own devices for work. Bring your own device (BYOD) is quickly becoming a way for businesses to reduce their costs and give their employees more flexibility—and cloud computing is the vehicle that makes this a safe and effective option.

Better Security and Compliance

The benefits of cloud computing over traditional data storage methods are clear. They’re scalable and easy to access, but data security is a huge issue for compliance with industry rules such as those in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Data stored in the cloud are protected in various ways, such as with anti-virus software and encryption methods, and in 2019 these measures will become more robust and bullet-proof. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation of 2018 means security concerns are even higher on the list of priorities worldwide.

Increased Use of Data Containers

A container is a single package that bundles all the dependent files, libraries, and other important pieces of an application into an entity that can easily be moved from one computing environment. This portability makes data containers ideally suited for cloud-based computing, as applications can be moved regardless of differences in operating systems, software versions, or security protocols. Containerized data can be created, moved, or deleted without affecting the original data, which means whatever is held in the containers is identical no matter how many times it’s shared across different operating systems.

More Flexibility With Edge Computing

Cloud computing means our personal hardware will access centralized services for storage and application use. Very little is stored locally. Edge computing means computing is done at or near the source of the data instead of relying on data stored remotely in data centers. This sounds like the opposite of the cloud, but the practicality of it doesn’t mean the cloud is disappearing; it means the cloud is moving closer to you. Edge computing is a result of an ever-growing galaxy of devices connected to the internet of things (IoT) that streamlines how these devices work together locally.

Reverus Is Here for All Your 2019 Cloud Computing Needs

Our business was built on bringing the latest in technology to our clients. This gives them the greatest possible advantage from their IT investments and keeps their businesses optimized well into the future. Cloud computing is all about convenience and lower costs—two things that will always help your business—and Reverus is the cloud computing expert you need to leverage the power of the cloud.