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Cloud and technology trends to look out for in 2019

Cloud adoption is increasing and, at the same time, advances in technology are occurring at a rapid pace. In this article Joe Kinsella looks at six trends which business continuity and enterprise risk managers need to be aware of.

As we move through 2019, organizations will begin to fully embrace the technological advances that move companies beyond standard adoption, and instead prompt organizations to redefine how they use cloud across lines of the business, specific applications and wider infrastructures. After years of discussing Cloud 2.0, we have finally welcomed in a new era of cloud. Looking ahead at this Cloud 3.0, we will continue to see impressive cloud adoption across all industries and with this, a resolute determination from the cloud industry to build solutions and integrated data tools that best meet user needs. The cloud space is evidently getting more crowded, complicated and competitive - but what will be the key trends that we can expect to see this year?

#1 The rise of multicloud deployment

In 2019, multicloud will become the most dominant approach as organizations deploy diverse clouds and operations within a single heterogeneous infrastructure in order to meet their different services and needs. It will continue to be used as a key strategy in bringing choice to the organization to pick and choose specific solutions as business requirements become more challenging due to increasing demand for digital transformation. 

Leaders will choose multi-cloud strategies to avoid dependence on a singular cloud provider and mitigate the risk of a single point of failure so to reduce impact and financial risk across the entire enterprise. In a time when security threats are at their greatest, leveraging two or more service providers will greatly decrease the risk of disaster during downtime.