5 trends in virtualization: what to expect in 2018

According to study MarketsandMarket, during the next 5 years, the virtualization market will grow. As the main "drivers" of the market, experts note the demand for specialized software and infrastructure for working with large amounts of data.
 
 
In 201? this market was estimated at ??? billion dollars. It is expected that by 2022 its value will reach ??? billion. Meanwhile, the average annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period will be 21.1%. In this material, we will describe in more detail which directions will be the main ones for the development of the virtualization market in 2018.
 
 
5 trends in virtualization: what to expect in 2018

 
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1. Serverless-technologies will develop


 
Serverless technologies allow developers to abstract from infrastructure management and focus on developing and deploying applications. This is possible thanks to automation: the company-provider takes control of virtual infrastructure , which is needed to run and scale applications. In this case, you only need to pay for the time and resources that are used here and now.
 
 
By MarketsandMarket, in 2016 the Market Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) was estimated at ??? billion dollars. At the ServerlessConf 2017 conference, Jason McGee, IBM Cloud's vice president and technology director, stated , that the cost of FaaS-market will increase by 7-10 times by 2021. In MarketsandMarket say , that this is a fairly optimistic forecast and give an estimate of ??? billion dollars.
 
 
As note in G2 Crowd, the technology of serverless computing has begun to gain popularity in the last 2 years. The peak of organizations' interest in FaaS was at the end of 201? so we can assume that in 2018 many companies will switch to serverless technologies.
 
 
G2 Crowd reports that the FaaS technology is will be useful. to service IoT solutions. In this area, the flexibility and speed of deployment are the most significant factors for the success of a project.
 
 
In terms of information security, FaaS will help reduce the risks of organizations through a more integrated approach to providing security on the part of the provider. This is evidenced by a number of IB specialists, for example Guy Podjarny, CEO of Snyk (
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Of course, we can not talk about mass use of technology in 201? however, the mentioned analytical data show that this market will develop steadily within the next 4-5 years.
 
 

2. The popularity of NoSQL will grow


 
By IDC, the total market value of Big Data analysts will exceed $ 203 billion by 2020 (for comparison: in 201? the market was estimated at 130 billion). The development of this trend can be explain The need for companies to store and process large amounts of data.
 
 
However, working with Big Data means more than analyzing huge amounts of information. There also includes data processing, which are regularly updated and come from different sources. To solve these problems, databases NoSQL are increasingly being used.
 
 
NoSQL is relative to new technology, because for some time she was experiencing certain difficulties with the implementation and faced with technical mistakes. For example, in 201? 40 thousand databases NoSQL MongoDB were unprotected from attacks - hackers had only to scan TCP ports 27017 to find "vulnerable" databases.
 
 
Since then, the technology has become more secure - so note Forrester in its report for 201? in which they led analysis of 15 major NoSQL vendors. Also, NoSQL solutions now come with management tools that simplify database scanning and improve scaling. Today NoSQL databases are used even by companies from Fortune 500: UPS, GE Capital, AXA - and they use NoSQL to work with business critical applications.
 
 
Russian companies also pay attention to technology. For example, back in 2016 in the company Mail.Ru started work with large data to create predictive models, conduct market research and consulting in the field of infrastructure development. For this we used open solutions - Apache Hadoop and Spark - and the company's own development, in particular NoSQL database Tarantool .
 
 
In TechRepublic note that NoSQL will be adapted by an increasing number of companies. Flexible scaling through virtualization and the ability to store and process more data "for less money" (compared to RDBMS) are the main advantages of NoSQL. Due to these features and high performance (thanks to .MPP ), The global market NoSQL will reach 3.4 billion dollars already in 2024. The average annual growth is 21%.
 
 

3. Growth and popularity of object storages


 
Adrian Herrera, vice president of marketing for Caringo, Notes , that in 2018 there will be more government initiatives aimed at protecting personal data (like GDPR ), as well as technologies for the safe storage of data.
 
 
In this case, as note in IDC, the amount of information will increase at a high pace: by 202? the number of data generated by mankind will reach 44 zettabytes.
 
 
Therefore, in the market, object storage becomes increasingly popular. The files in this repository are accompanied by metadata that allow processing these files as application objects: documents, projects, photos, etc. Such repositories have an architecturally unlimited storage capacity, are capable of providing high availability of information (due to universal processing of data of arbitrary type) and high reliability of storage.
 
 
Thanks to the advantages of obj-storage, many cloud vendors integrated them into their solutions: backup systems (Acronis Backup, ? Veeam Backup and Replication
? NetApp AltaVault), ERP systems (SAP, 1C) and CMS systems (1C-Bitrix , Wordpress), etc.
 
 
Object storage is already used by companies such as Netflix, Sony, BMW, CERN, etc. And the market itself is cloud object storage systems, by
Forecast
Market Research, by 2023 will reach 6 billion dollars with a CAGR of 14%.
 
 
 
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4. Multi-region will combine workloads


 
According to Forecast from IDC, in 201? 85% of companies will switch to multi-cloud architecture. The main reason for this is Seth Robinson, an analyst at CompTIA, considers that each company has its own individual needs.
 
 
In this regard, there is already an active growth of IaaS deliveries, which can satisfy the requirements of organizations. It is expected that the world market IaaS will reach slats in 56 billion dollars by 2020 at CAGR equal to 29%.
 
 
At the same time, the domestic IaaS market is also growing. The results of the CNews rating show , that in 2016 the revenue of the top ten IaaS suppliers grew by 76%: from 3.8 billion rubles to 6.7 billion. Then, IT-GRAD (??? billion rubles) became the leader in terms of revenue.
 
In addition to the need to meet the individual needs of organizations, the growth of interest in multi- clouds is the growth of the popularity of data protection and automation - this is what Juniper says. Therefore, the safety of became one of the main strategic directions of the development of Juniper in 2017-201? and the company has been working on automation for many years (about the recent results of this work it is possible ) To read in our blog.
 
 
The company specifically started offer new options for virtual data centers: the vSRX security platform and the vMX virtual router can now be deployed in a cloud-based environment (for example, in Azure). This will help users create secure connections to public clouds for data centers and branch offices.
 
 

5. IoT will "push" the development of peripheral computing


 
The growing popularity of mobile and IoT devices requires a new approach to data processing. Such an approach in Forbes and TechRepublic consider edge computing.
 
 
By information Gartner, now about 10% of all corporate data is processed "at the edge". By 202? this figure will be 50%. Peter Levine, a venture investor and partner of Andreessen Horowitz, predicts the flowering of peripheral computing, since unmanned cars, drones and robots will soon be you need very fast exchange of information, and a significant share of computing power will be accounted for by finite IoT-devices.
 
 
With edge computing, even large organizations are starting to work. For example, Microsoft, last year the company introduced Azure Stack - a solution for deploying Azure services in the data center.
 
 
By TrendForce, the average annual growth rate of the peripheral computing market from 2018 to 2022 will be 30%. And in Market Research Future predict , that the cost of the edge computing market will reach $ 19.4 billion by 202? with a CAGR of 18%.
 
 
 
P.S. Other forecasts in our blog on Habré:
 
 
 
6 trends in IT infrastructure: forecast for 2018
 
AI systems in 2018: six predictions of
 
 
P.P.S. A few more articles from the First blog about the corporate IaaS:
 
 
 
Legal issues of using cloud technologies by financial organizations
 
The evolution of VMware vMotion: yesterday, today, tomorrow
 
IaaS-cloud "IT GRAD": case of the company JOTUN
 
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