Cloud computing trends for 2022

From cloud native and SASE to business technologists and industry clouds, we take a look at the top cloud computing trends for 2022…


Cloud computing use accelerated during the pandemic as it became a necessity for businesses to scale up their digital presence and look to provide services in different ways.

Already a popular and well-established technology, it took the spotlight as the mass move to remote working was thrust upon us, and now as we look towards recovery, the appetite for cloud solutions is still strong.

A Gartner survey found that CEOs believe cloud is one of the top technologies that will impact their industry most significantly in the coming three years, and the analyst firm has forecast that organisations are 17 times more likely to increase their cloud spending than decrease it over the next 12 months.

As more organisations move towards a cloud-first strategy, we can expect to see new capabilities, improved efficiencies and scalability and customisation from cloud service providers (CSPs) as they vie for a bigger slice of the pie.

Forrester, for example, predicts that the general-purpose cloud has had its time, and that in 2022 we can expect to see the growth of specialised industry clouds, with solutions tailored for each sector.

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