Cloud trends for 2023

The adoption of cloud computing had risen in the last few years, more so during the pandemic period when most of the business operations shifted online. As found in the recent KPMG survey of 1000 business executives, cloud computing is just starting and there are no signs that it may slow down. Business organisations are migrating their strategic workloads to the cloud and this trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. For some, it has been a challenge to keep up with the trends. However, there are ways through which a business organisation can get prepared. 

Experts recommend keeping tabs on what is happening in the industry. Knowing what is coming is critical for any business organisation that wants to stay ahead of the competition. In this article, we explore the cloud computing trends that are likely to impact the industry in 2023.

Serverless cloud

Experts have described it as the next-generation cloud computing technology. Also referred to as Function-as-a-service (Faas), the serverless cloud should not be confused with “no servers”, it basically denotes a paradigm where computing resources are offered as scalable services. Legacy cloud computing requires businesses to pay a fixed amount for the services provided regardless of whether they use or need them. Serverless computing accords a business an opportunity to pay for only the services they have used. They will not be charged for idle time, downtime, or what they do not need. It is a pay-as-you-go service where the infrastructure is expanded proportionally to the needs. A serverless cloud will be important in generating new experiences and making innovations more accessible in the digital space.

Hybrid cloud

Although conventional reports indicate that close to 62% of investment is on public cloud and 17% is private cloud. Only 9% goes to the hybrid cloud with the rest being divided between other services. 2023 will see the hybrid cloud share record the highest growth where the service will increase by 14.3%. Other types of cloud are expected to slow down with private cloud recording the lowest growth. This trend shows that more and more business organisations are opting for a hybrid model where the advantages of private and public clouds are combined. The model is appealing to businesses as it offers the required level of control while giving room for innovation.

AI (artificial inteligence)

Artificial intelligence has been a crucial component of cloud computing. Business organisations have increasingly been using it to enhance their interactions. Machine learning has been used to manage infrastructure and route traffic to users. It is expected that the interdependence between AI and the cloud will deepen. Major themes in AI will include language modelling and generative machine learning. Undoubtedly cloud computing will be an important component in providing services and creating the required infrastructure.


To boost operations efficiency, cloud adoption is relying on automation. Automation of internal procedures is made possible by the consolidation of data and the systems on the cloud. Businesses strive to tighten connections between systems in order to effectively manage their expanding cloud footprints as well as ensure that solutions perform seamlessly.


With these and other trends that are expected in 2023, cloud computing will continue to change business space where they will address their pressing concerns more effectively.

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