Monthly Archives: November 2016

Technology Trends for 2017

Kasey Panetta, Brand Content Manager for Gartner gives us a first glimpse of the technology landscape in the year 2017. While writing in a blog he expands on the theme of the technology trends expounded by David Cearley, VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Symposium/IT Expo 2016, Orlando Florida.

While writing on the technologies trends for 2017, Kasey Panetta starts of writing about the themes underpinning these trends namely intelligent, digital and Mesh. And he then classifies the trends based upon the underlying themes.

Going by the trends, every technology enabled service; application and thing will be in the coming days fortified by intelligence. Since AI and machine learning technologies are in that stage in their evolution that creating systems that can learn, adapt and execute can be easily achieved and most technology vendors would try to do this in the coming years. Riding upon this we will have technologies like deep learning and natural language process spinning off advanced systems. Intelligent apps like virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and the enterprises applications are expected to embrace intelligence and alter both the personal and professional life of individuals. Along with AI and intelligent Apps, existing things including IOT is will get enriched by the power of AI and is expected to transform the existing eco-system.

According to Kasey Panetta, going into 2017, the line between the physical and the digital world will continue to blur and the desire to make the digital world to be accurate reflection of physical world would spin a quite a few business models.  Driving   upon these digital revolutions we will have technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality create immersive environments.  Newer technology like digital twin will gain momentum in the next three to five years, and this initially will be used to simulate and analyze real world conditions. Trending on the developments in digital technology will be Blockchain, a kind of distributed ledger which hold the promise of changing the existing business model especially in music industry.

Defining the final theme Mesh as a dynamic connection of people, processes and services supporting intelligent digital systems .Kasey Panetta goes on to suggest that as this involves changes in user experience, a fundamental change in the supporting technology, architecture and platform will be called upon. Mesh is expected to push forward new technologies like conversational systems, Mesh App and Service Architecture, Digital technology platforms and Adaptive Security Architecture.

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Tags : Gartner, IoT, AI

The All Pervasive Cloud

Joe McKendrick – an individual contributor for the Tech Blog of Forbes magazine writing in his latest blog quotes Cisco estimates to tell how cloud computing is becoming all pervasive technology in the coming years. He deploys significant figures from the Cisco estimates estimate to establish this, like with cloud traffic increasing 3.9 zettabytes ( ZT) in 2015 expected to reach 14.1 zettabytes by 2020 and also the likelihood of 92% of the workloads  processed by cloud datacenters with only 8% of the remaining being processed by the traditional data centers in the coming few years.

According to this estimate, Big Data and the associated Internet of Things (IoT) will be the prime drivers for the growth of cloud computing. By 2020, database, analytics and IOT will amount to 22% of the workload against 20% in 2015. The estimated volume of data generated by IoT will be around 600ZT by 2020, which is expected to be 39 times the total projected data center traffic at 15.3 ZT in 2015.

Talking about the composition of the cloud, Cisco estimates by 2020, 68% of cloud  workloads will be in public cloud up from 49% in 2015; this against 32% of cloud  workloads in private cloud down from 59% in 2015. And as Cisco team explains, this shift from private to public cloud will be because of the organization’s deployment of hybrid cloud strategy. According to which private cloud will address the daily computing needs and public will be deployed to address the sudden spurts in demand in traffic.

While Cisco estimates that Software as a Service (SaaS) for online applications and platform as a Service (PaaS) for development tools, databases and middleware is projected to grow, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for online servers, storage is expected to see a drop in demand, and this too according to Cisco analysts will be attributable to the organization’s growing desire to deploy hybrid cloud strategy.

And coming to the consumer usage of cloud, by 2020, cloud storage traffic per user will be 1.7GB/month compared to 513MB/month in 2015, and this will be mainly driven by video and social networking workloads.

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Tags: IoT, Cloud computing, Cisco, Big data