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Some technologists recently met to discuss what humans feel are the most important technological forecasts and digital infrastructure developments for the future year and beyond.
Fremont, CA: Predicting technological trends is difficult, especially after a year in which the world shifted unexpectedly. In 2022, an outlier year, circumstances accelerated years' worth of digital revolution in only months, having a dramatic and long-lasting influence on how we live and work. COVID-19 has accelerated digital adoption in every company and industry. It has also emphasized the importance of digital technology and infrastructure in supporting corporate success.
Some technologists recently met to discuss what humans feel are the most important technological forecasts and digital infrastructure developments for the future year and beyond. Here's what we believe will happen:
· Cloud-native infrastructure will take the lead
According to the vision for software-defined infrastructure, everything that can get automated must get automated through software. The ability to virtualize, containerize, and abstract workloads from underlying physical devices has given rise to new paradigms like infrastructure as code and immutable infrastructure, allowing for faster infrastructure deployment and implementation timeframes, particularly in a hybrid multi-cloud environment.
· The edge-first paradigm will fuel innovation
Users will see a further momentum in edge-first deployments in 2022, as well as a surge of technological breakthroughs throughout the infrastructure stack to address the increased difficulty of properly scaling and coordinating distributed infrastructure at the edge.
· Edge infrastructure strategically positioned will fuel 5G
5G marks a significant technical tipping point. Users believe that 5G will become wireless when broadband is too wired.
Users will expect sustained momentum in edge-first deployments in 2022, as well as a surge of technological advancements throughout the infrastructure stack to handle the additional difficulty of effectively scaling and coordinating distributed infrastructure at the edge.
· AI will be dispersed and moved to the edge
AI is not a new idea, but with breakthroughs in the machine and deep learning, AI is set to change practically every sector, much like electricity did over a century ago. According to IDC, by 2022, 80 percent of enterprises that transition to a hybrid business model will spend four times as much on AI-enabled and secure edge infrastructure to offer real-time business agility and insights.