August 29, 2022

How internet technology is being shaped by cloud computing

Cloud-based, large-scale virtual networks are revolutionising the face of internet technology. 60% of workloads are estimated to be hosted on the cloud right now. As a platform-as-a-service (PaaS), the cloud has made it possible for companies to expand their operations, innovate rapidly and adapt to evolving market demands.

Cloud computing's potential for remote collaboration, on-demand access from any location and lower costs due to pay-per-use pricing structures are some of its most well-known features. The internet is a vast conglomeration of users, devices and virtual machines. The internet is propelled into the next generation of interconnectivity thanks to cloud computing.

Real-time data analytics are provided by the cloud and this has transformed business models. Business leaders can now respond accurately to consumer needs based on data-driven insights rather than having to guess at market trends. SEACOM Business offers enterprises in East Africa a range of cloud services.

The use of internet technology based on cloud computing is widespread across all major industries, including healthcare, logistics, finance, education and entertainment. Innovative product offerings and business models that disrupt existing market conditions are expected to fuel this trend's expansion.

The interconnectivity of people, places and things

We have all seen first-hand how a pandemic can disrupt our conventional work practices. Businesses were able to reduce the effects of disruptions caused by Covid-19 thanks to the cloud. Employees were able access files and programmes via the cloud from any location. They did not need to be near any specific hardware components or a particular location to perform their jobs, which is still the case today.

Fast upload and download speeds enable collaboration via the cloud, greatly increasing user access to digital resources. This interconnectivity of people, places and machines extends beyond an organisation's internal operations.

A new digital experience for businesses has been made possible by public cloud services such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Resources in these cloud environments are shared with other businesses; multi-tenancy is a key feature of the public cloud architecture.

Cloud computing and multi-tenancy

The benefit of dynamic computing resource allocation is available with public clouds. Business networks become intelligent systems that automatically select the optimum path for data traffic to flow by utilising software solutions like SD-WAN. Critical tasks can be prioritised to ensure that they are completed on time.

The customer experience is also improved and operational efficiency is enhanced thanks to improved network performance and intelligent routing. The cloud is a vital tool for data backup and disaster recovery in case something goes wrong.

Internet technologies are driven by cloud computing

Cloud computing is transforming how businesses operate, from large enterprises to small startups. E-commerce is one area where the cloud improves the transparency of a supply chain. Consumers are given the most recent information about their orders, deliveries and returns thanks to automation on the cloud. The ability to track customer journeys via the cloud provides businesses with valuable insight into what happens from the initial engagement to the final purchase.

The cloud has facilitated better patient data management, sharing and accessibility in the healthcare industry. Cloud technologies are now being used by healthcare facilities to innovate and reduce costs without disrupting front-line services. Staff members can now access clinical records more easily and provide more personalised care. Additionally, it enables hospitals to reallocate resources to improve patient care and lower the cost of back office management.

Cloud technologies are used by SaaS startups

The cloud forms the foundation of software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups. Cloud-based apps are available for purchase by new businesses to improve the efficiency of almost all business functions. Startups can get around some of the challenges that arise from having small teams and limited resources by using technologies like payment gateways and human resource management tools.

A SaaS startup that is gaining a lot of traction worldwide is ClickUp. This North American start-up offers cloud-based project management and interactive collaborative tools for teams. Another example of a SaaS startup is the US-based company Eqtble. To promote equality, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, this startup employs cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) to provide business insights about employees.

Business on the cloud

In the early years of cloud computing, it was used to store and process data on third-party remote servers. Since then, the cloud has enabled a wide variety of business processes. Companies have gained a sustainable competitive edge as a result of improved innovation made possible by the cloud.

By 2025, it is expected that 95% of all new workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms, and 85% of businesses will be cloud-first. There will be widespread adoption of cloud-native architectures and cloud investments are expected to rise.

Global cloud revenue increased by 16% between 2021 and 2022, indicating its current growth trajectory. The cloud will be the cornerstone of business innovation and the primary force behind technological development in the upcoming years.

Businesses can go global thanks to the cloud. Developing countries gain access to new markets. Language barriers are reduced and intelligent systems continually improve. Data organisation, retrieval and interpretation are all done using cloud-based AI.

Cloud computing for business

SEACOM Business offers a wide range of cloud-based solutions for East African businesses. Our solutions are user-friendly and fully customisable. As there is no need for any hardware or physical infrastructure, businesses can save on costs. Companies only pay for what they actually use thanks to flexible pricing.

With our managed services, businesses can focus on achieving their corporate goals while the cloud architects and administrators at SEACOM Business take care of their cloud requirements. For more information or to get a quote for our cloud solutions, email us at or leave us a message.

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