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2011 Cloud Computing Predictions
With all the hyper around cloud computing this year everyone is predicting that cloud computing in 2011 will signficantly shape the IT landscape. Cloud computing tops Gartner's list of top 10 strategic technologies for 2011 as wll. So in the spirit of looking forward to some of the biggest trends in cloud computing for 2011 here...
With all the hyper around cloud computing this year everyone is predicting that cloud computing in 2011 will signficantly shape the IT landscape. Cloud computing tops Gartner's list of top 10 strategic technologies for 2011 as wll. So in the spirit of looking forward to some of the biggest trends in cloud computing for 2011 here are some specifics from Cloud.com and other cloud computing experts for the upcoming year.
CIO.com: Cloud Computing Predictions
Looking ahead, CIO.com's Bernard Golden discusses ten developments he expects to see in cloud computing for service providers and enterprise users.
Infoworld's David Linthicum's: Top 5 cloud computing predictions for 2010
Cloud computing standards and major cloud computing outages top Linthicum's list.
C|NET:Gordon Haff's Cloud Computing Predictions for 2011
Within that context though, cloud computing is a rapidly developing set of trends that's generating lots of interest and discussion. And those discussions suggest to me some things that are going to be qualitatively different next year compared to this past one and some that will remain elusive.
Forrester: Cloud Predictions For 2011: Gains From Early Experiences Come Alive
What matters as 2010 edges towards a close is what enterprise Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) professionals should be planning for in the coming year. My esteemed colleague Gene Leganza has compiled the top 15 technology trends to watch over the next three years with cloud computing serving as an engine behind many of them. But let’s drill in more specifically on IaaS.
CloudTweaks: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions
In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen a lot of inconsistency in how to differentiate cloud-based computing from on-premise computing. As a result, there has been confusion created in the market as software vendors like Microsoft promote their cloud offerings, and CIOs of large companies claim that their private cloud has been in place for years.
VMBlog: Saying Goodbye to the Cloud Hype
After a year filled with cloud hype, 2011 will start to see a lot of cloud deployments beyond the web-centric application crowd. Cloud computing success stories like those of Twitter, Facebook and Zynga will become more commonplace among the large enterprise. Private, public and especially hybrid cloud computing will start to take hold in the legacy data center as companies strained by a weak global economy will be looking to gain competitive advantages through IT. Virtualization consolidation strategies will start to evolve into cloud computing strategies and as opportunities for upgrades and redeployments arise, the legacy data center will receive a facelift.
Virtual Strategy Magazine : 2011 Predictions for Open Source Role in Cloud Computing
Just as open source software like BIND, Linux, MySQL and Apache (along with Python, PHP and Perl) played a huge role in helping build out the web, open source software is going to play a paramount role in helping the expansion and adoption of cloud computing. I say this with a great deal of certainty based on a number of significant advances in open source software relevant to the cloud in 2010 alone.
ReadWriteWeb: 14 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2011 from Chirag Mehta and R "Ray" Wang
Cloud computing blogger Chirag Mehta and Constellation Research Group principal analyst R "Ray" Wang published a list of their cloud computing predictions for 2011. The pair sees public cloud adoption stalling temporarily, the spread of the app store model in the enterprise, the convergence of Development-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service and an overall simplification of the technology landscape as some of the most important trends in cloud computing in 2011.
CIO: 7 Requirements for Building Your Cloud Infrastructure
IT groups creating a cloud strategy in 2011 should have seven key infrastructure considerations, say the CEO and CMO of Cloud.com. From standards to reporting, check out their advice.