With Cloud computing, sky is indeed the limit! This has been agreed by most of the technology firms, research analysts and even the top IT enterprises that the future of information technology is in the clouds. Despite, the criticism made by the Oracle CEO Larry Ellison in 2010, who tagged cloud computing as just another fad has further stated that cloud too shares a gloomy fate like EDI’s and SOA’s and is soon going to fade away from the IT field.
Disapproving the statement made by the Oracle CEO, IDC Research Director, Dan Yachi negated by quoting, “Cloud computing is more than just buzz. It is here to stay and is expected to take increasing shares of total IT spending worldwide. From a VC perspective, the even better news is that cloud computing is still far from maturity. There are many technology gaps that are not yet filled, especially in the areas of cloud enablement, management, monitoring, and security. In particular, VCs can find investment opportunities in start-up companies that develop solutions for hybrid cloud, which is expected to experience increased demand over the coming years.”
The era of cloud computing is finally here with myriad milestones taking place every now and then. This is compelling the established enterprises to make the most of this technology in the bid to fly high in the clouds. According to a recent survey conducted by the famous research firm Gartner, more than 50% of businesses and organizations have already taken advantage of cloud based solutions that is slated to produce a growth rate of 17% every year.
On the other hand, Apple CEO Steve Jobs did sense the potential of cloud when he decided to release the iCloud storage service for the iOS devices, caring a twig about the patent issues that surrounded his goodwill. Seems like cloud innovations are soon going to turn cloudier! Well we can’t gauge the intensity of this technology unless we delve into the future trends of cloud computing. Here’s a closer look to it:-
Cloud brings to you an original business model
There’s no doubt about it that cloud computing is the tacit business model of the present corporate world. CIO’s and top executives are literally ‘getting their skates on’ to spot the perfect cloud based solution for their business operations. The fate of cloud services seems sealed when instances like the US. Department of Agriculture selecting Microsoft as their cloud service providers comes up.
Cloud has the most perfect timing
Businesses these days really find it hard to stand out in this competitive environment. But with cloud computing, there’s always a fresh start and solution to the most complex problems, that too at a faster and cost effective manner. Cloud computing has just arrived in time to meet some of the most critical business demands with technological trends, especially in the mobile realm. CSP’S like Orange and Verizon has joined the cloud bandwagon along with Charter and Comcast with their partnerships with Exchange and Sharepoint are too playing hard to have their share of the pie. Smaller enterprises without a separate IT department can also expect for a brighter future with cloud’s ‘pay-as-you-avail’ services.
Cloud is improving and going better
Earlier, cloud had certain concern with security but it has come out of its drawbacks. Newer systems with complex layers as well as architecture in the different models have transformed cloud into a secured and reliable alternative for clients. Cloud computing is now advantageous because of its minimal costing and faster recovery rate, especially during crisis situations as against the conventional hardware dependent disaster solutions.