Cloud computing and the Metaverse have gone beyond the second-guessing stage, which newer technologies go through, to being regarded as two of the future’s most integral and influential technologies.
Cloud computing only began to have definite career paths about a decade ago despite being around for longer – no one quite understands the extent of its application. And the Metaverse only began receiving traction as gaming platforms like Roblox, Decentraland, and Sandbox soaked through.
The interaction between both technologies can be thought of as fascinating. This notion has been fanned by the potentiality of the partnerships between Meta and Amazon on developing the Metaverse using the latter’s infrastructure. It even gets better when we consider that Microsoft is integral and heavily invested in both technologies.
With the interlinkage between both technologies inevitable, we need to understand how intrinsic and invaluable cloud computing can be to the evolution and development of the Metaverse. But first, let’s get acquainted with what the Metaverse is (and what it is not).
The Metaverse is the aggregation of the interaction of all technologies. This means that communication, virtual and augmented realities, media, and most importantly, blockchain will interact to become unitary.
As businesses look to scale and transcend geographical boundaries, the all-inclusive Metaverse ecosystem furthers interaction between the individual services and companies. The outcome of the interoperability of these technologies will improve them individually. For this to happen, they would need to work efficiently as a unit before the collective interaction can yield a net positive result. And cloud computing makes this possible.
Building and maintaining servers capable of running some high-end software are costly. Additionally, professionals who can optimally utilize the features of these servers are pricey and scarce to find. This is why big corporations (like Microsoft, Amazon, and Alibaba) who have the above factors within their control can provide these specialized, highly efficient, and powerful servers on a subscription basis.
The success of the Metaverse hinges on the number and quality of the innovations in the space in its early days. As a result, a service such as cloud computing is invaluable. Here are some ways cloud computing will influence the development of the Metaverse.
An Even Playing Ground
Considering how extensive the Metaverse can become, it would be deleterious for one or a few corporations to own large chunks as we’ve seen with the internet. Smaller companies are critical to preventing such a scenario. But how can they afford the resources and technicians necessary to scale their Metaverse-based products and innovations? Simple, they can remotely access computers capable of doing computational heavy lifting without owning them. As a result, more money is freed up for other accepts of their research and development programs.
Ease of Access
The world is one big web of optic fiber that makes it possible for projects to be collaborative and communicative, even when we are oceans apart. This is because many of these projects are cloud-based. As a result, companies can increase the public’s accessibility to their products and services by building them on the cloud. The Metaverse being an all-in-one aggregation of many technologies benefits from the limitless and fast throughput of the cloud to combine the individual technologies into one.
Specialized product offerings like the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Metaverse demand 24/7 availability and zero downtimes considering how extensive and delicate their application can become. A blackout of any of them can be catastrophic. Cloud vendors can provide reliable wireless connectivity and signal transmission services and VR and AR integration of the Metaverse.
Harmonious User Experience
Coupled with the consistent top-shelf performance, companies can ensure a harmonious user experience of the Metaverse. User experience encompasses consistent high-performance data computing, server low-latency, security, ease of use, efficient collaboration, and non-adulteration of base data.
One Last Thing…
There isn’t a more suited relationship dynamic of nascent technologies than the cloud-metaverse duo. While cloud technology brings with it a ton of positives, the fact that a handful of corporations offer premium cloud services tells a tale of a dog chasing its own tail – a small number of cloud vendors providing the majority of the services to be used by the majority of players in the Metaverse. There are so many factors at play and so few players overall. The future of the cloud-metaverse is going to be a fun one. Will the Metaverse change the way cloud vendors go about their businesses? What are the changes you envisage from the field of cloud computing? Let me know in the comments.