Cloud collaboration is a cloud-based telephony framework used by enterprises to fabricate unified communications and collaboration (UCC) platforms based on the user’s requirements of work and collaboration. An increase in the emergence of cloud technologies and growing awareness for cloud-computing benefits, such as scalability, flexibility, security, and recovery, are the significant factors driving its adoption among industry verticals. The organizations are inclined toward integrated customization services, which in turn has increased the cloud migration activities across the globe, thus, surging the demand for cloud collaboration.
Cloud collaboration is an evolving market with unfolding trends, offering an innovative way of sharing and managing remote as well as on premise data. The market is finding its growing application across multiple platforms, such as software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), business intelligence, and data storage. In addition, alterations in the workplace and workforce are driving innovative ways of communicating and collaborating with the prior network. Employees are becoming mobile friendly at their workspace and are more likely to pursue their work outside the office. For this, they need secure and useful collaboration tools to access from anywhere & anytime, along with maintaining an adequate quality of service across the effective cloud solution.
New algorithms are also needed to scale to the size of cloud data, which often contain unstructured data that requires new approaches to clean or sample effectively. When the cloud is used for parallel processing, it is vital that algorithms oversample to take into account the fact that some remote processors may fail or experience long delays in returning results. Similar developments are expected from other end-user segments as the businesses are exploring to cut the overall operational cost in IT assets, that are costlier to maintain and do not impact the core business strategy.
Additionally, the cloud services offering virtualization make the services able to recover fast in the case of any cyber-attack. Another factor that is expected to remain critical in the future is the massive volume of data generated within and outside an organization’s boundaries. The data required by different functional units are required to serve different needs and so demand substantial computational capabilities. Further, investments in hybrid cloud deployment and software as service capabilities, along with solid partnerships with several cloud vendors is expected to present a steady growth path in the near future.
Some of the Promising Cases of Cloud Collaboration
AppOrbit, the company that accelerates digital transformation, has partnered with the Google Cloud Platform. The partnership enabled the users of appOrbit to rapidly deploy applications on Google Cloud, as well as simultaneously manage collaborative cloud infrastructure services.
Microsoft partnered with Saxo Bank intending to run Saxo Bank’s entire technology stack on the Microsoft Cloud. The partnership is aimed at harnessing data and cloud services as a strategic asset, with greater security, privacy, and regulatory compliance.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc. collaborated with Amazon Inc. to offer collaborative cloud-computing services across a hybrid-cloud solution that allows them to keep sensitive data and applications off remote servers.
Avaya Inc. entered into a partnership with Pyrios Limited to provide cloud-based unified communications (UC) and contact center (CC) solutions in New Zealand.
Mitel Networks Corporation
The company entered into a partnership with Westcon-Comstor to distribute its on-site and cloud-based communications and collaboration solutions in the German market.
Companies are making strategic partnerships and on-going collaborations with multiple end-users as well as governments to provide new and innovative solutions to enhance the changing landscape of cloud deployment. The new entrants are also raising funds and partnering with some of the prominent market players. The investments in these strategic partnerships have proven to be fruitful to most of the startups. This instance indicates that companies are investing in novel and innovative services to expand their customer base, thereby introducing new automation tools to reduce the time of moving and modernizing an organization’s infrastructure, data, applications, and workload.