Discussion on the state of cloud computing and open source software that helps build, manage, and deliver everything-as-a-service.
Clouducation: Interesting reads for August 22-26
It's Friday, y'all and you know what that means! Here's your "clouducation" for this week, enjoy!
What do you think, Jobs or Linux?
"Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III) predicted that the global cloud computing market will grow US$42B by 2014 from US$12.3B market in 2009, with a compound annual growth rate of 27.7 percent"
From Michael Kogeler "Utilizing the power of the cloud can help car manufacturers become more flexible and adaptable to market demands, and in particular, can help them cost-effectively optimize their supply chans for sudden and something unexpected growth. For the automative sector, cloud computing may be the signal of a brighter future on the horizon"
"A recent survey conducted by the Aberdeen Group uncovered the IT disaster recovery trends of a range of companies using cloud computing for data storage, backup and recovery. Comparing cloud users and non-cloud users, they fund that mid-sized companies ($50 million to $1billion of yearly revenue) were the largest group to adopt the cloud for data storage, accounting for 48 percent of cloud users surveyed. Small companies (uder $50 million of yearly revenue) were next at 38 percent and large companies (above $1 billion of yearly revenue) came in last at only 26 percents"
"As the overall economy becomes more uncertain, subscription-based billing is one area where certainty and predictability are taking hold- the question is whether it will be entireley welcome."