Azure This Week

Top 5 Azure Cloud Predictions for 2023

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In Azure news this week, Lars takes a look forward and discusses his predictions for Azure cloud for the year ahead. He covers hybrid cloud computing, edge computing, containerization and more! What are you excited about for 2023?

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0:27 Hybrid cloud computing
1:36 Edge computing
3:07 AI and ML
4:10 Containerization
4:45 Security

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Azure This Week is your weekly news roundup for all things Azure. Join our expert hosts as they cover everything you need to know about the past week’s developments, keeping it short, fun and informative. Whether you’re just beginning your cloud journey, or you know your stuff, there’s something for everyone!

By now, cloud computing is not a new  shiny thing. It isn't whirlwind journey   of a constant stream of new products,  and it certainly isn't niche. However,   there are still some things that  change and adapt. I'm Lars Klint.   You are watching Azure This Week and this  week I share my top predictions for 2023.   As opposed to last week, my five predictions  for 2023 aren't a top five, but more of a like   equal five. I'll be starting with hybrid cloud  computing. Now, many organizations are expected  

to continue to adopt a hybrid cloud model, which  allows them to use a mix of on-premises, private,   and public cloud services to meet their specific  needs. This can provide [inaudible]. This can   provide greater flexibility and scalability  as well as the ability to choose the most   appropriate platform for different workloads and  data. Hybrid is becoming more and more important   as companies move gradually to the cloud, either  with an aim to do it a hundred percent or just   have certain services on it. As you will continue  to invest in hybrid cloud services and products   to make it as seamless as possible to move  your llama party planner app to the cloud,   including the llama decoration generator,  the directory of llama-themed vendors,   and the incredibly llama party social  platform photo sharing thing. Yes, do it.   Edge computing! With the proliferation of  connected devices and the increasing amount of   data being generated, there's a growing need for  edge computing, which involves bringing computing   power and storage closer to the data source. Now  think sort of fruit quality data for each tree  

in an orchard. Weather station observation data,  live video streaming processing, and much more.   Azure will create more hardware for  running Azure services on the edge,   and there will be more focus on moving data  processing to the device that is collecting   that data, such as an autonomous vehicle.  It needs to know immediately what to do in   any given scenario as it's well driving  along and evaluating and reacting to the   real world. If you want to know more about  autonomous vehicles and edge computing,   check out the first episode on my new podcast  TECHnically Possible. I'll provide a link below.   You like free stuff. Of course you do. So this  month the free courses on the ACG platform  

includes "Intro to Serverless on Azure" and  "Managing Azure Resources with Ansible". There are   more than that, but those two should be enough to  have a go, right? Did I mention they're free? Sign   up with only name and an email address and start  learning straight away. Also, I've been told this,   the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals is still free  too, and I hear the instructor is amazing.   Anyway, use the links in the description. All right. My third topic is artificial   intelligence and machine learning. Cloud computing  has made it easier for organizations to access and  

utilize advanced AI and ML technologies. And this  trend is going to continue. These technologies   can be used for a wide range of applications,  including image and speech recognition, predictive   maintenance, and personalized recommendations.  Those are all pretty cool, actually.   You should go play with it if you haven't. Hmm. Or  this is my favorite. What about AI chat services?   Like chatGPT, which wrote this joke: A cloud,  a news show host, and a llama walk into a bar.   The cloud starts to pour rain and the bartender  says, "Hey, we don't want any of that bad weather   in here". The new show host says, "Don't worry,  I'll just turn on the lights and we'll have a  

special report on it". The llama looks at them  and says, "I'm just here for the alpaca- ccino".   Okay. Okay. That might need some work. Do  fake clapping or whatever. That'd be fine.   All right. The fourth topic is containerization.  Containers are a lightweight, portable way to   package and deploy applications, and  they're becoming increasingly popular   in the cloud. They allow developers to easily  move applications between different environments   and can help to improve the efficiency and  scalability of cloud-based applications.  

Now we're going to see more focus on making  containerizations your apps even easier and   integrate these services with other Azure  products, perhaps AI in containers? Hmm.   And finally, number five, security. Ensuring  the security of cloud-based systems and data   is a top priority for many organizations, and  Azure will continue to invest in, and improve,   their security measures. We'll see much more  investment in protecting against data breaches,   such as securing the use of storage and VMs. Yeah,  breaches. Hmm. Compliance with even more stringent   regulations will make sure us cloud consumers and  developers feel even safer using these services.  

And I would personally love to see something  that monitors access and permissions to Azure,   Azure resources even more. Maybe,  maybe AI, again can help us out?   So what are your thoughts about 2023 and Azure?  Let me know in the comments. Whatever happens,   it will be another big year for Azure  and cloud computing. It's the place to   be in tech to learn new tools, skills, and be  part of the future of technology development.   That's it for me for this week at least.  But if you're after much more cloud content,  

why not subscribe to this channel, follow  us on Twitter, or maybe even start your own   llama-themed app on Azure. In any case, take care,  do more cloud, and stay awesome Cloud Gurus.

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