The year 2012 saw a massive transition of the multimedia industry from local rendering to cloud computing and rendering farm. The trend continued to be consistent throughout the year. But 2013 presented even more surprises for the multimedia professionals and CG artists! Requirements from cloud computing got magnified and the demands of the client companies got streamlined by the turn of this year.
Some of the top trends of 2013 in the sector of cloud computing has been listed below:
· Shift of demand in favor of hybrid cloud
The requirements of all the companies in the CG industry have got massively bifurcated. When cloud computing was initially introduced, companies were satisfied with a single cloud based rendering service provider. But the demands have become variegated now. So, companies prefer collaborating with a number of cloud computing firms at a time to satisfy their multiple interests. Predictions are that this demand for hybrid cloud is here to stay for few more years.
· Demand for composite big data and cloud computing service
In order to become more resources, more and more companies showed preference for implementing big data analytics in their decision making processes. So, the exclusive cloud providers could foresee big data as their chief rival in this competitive ambience. Majority of cloud computing services thus thought of upgrading their infrastructure in 2013. They aimed to win the loyalty of the target market by providing a composite service which will feature big data as well as cloud computing.
· Stricter policies against cyber attack
Most small, big and medium sized companies showed their preference for cloud based rendering services. But a number of them were skeptic about the security of confidential data that are transferred via a common LAN. 2013 saw a really serious approach of cloud rendering service providers like Fox Renderfarm to provide highly secured data transfer. A number of cloud providers incorporated the SMB technology in their infrastructure by the turn of the year. This highly technical security system will allow the client companies to scan the code of their source data and detect even the slightest attempts of cyber attack. Thus, client companies will no longer need to make any additional investment in arranging more expensive tools to detect any malicious presence in the source code.
· Applications have become polished
Besides the fear of privacy of data, the client companies were also concerned about the performance of cloud computing. But 2013 was eventful for them as it exhibited the commitment of cloud providers to provide consistency in service. Thus, towards the end of this year the businesses feel assured that the system will never fail to perform in critical periods.