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The Cloud and 2013
December 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm #174279
IMO very interesting commentary/comments from James Staten’s Forrester blog:
2013 Cloud Predictions: We’ll Finally Get Real About Cloud
As the end of 2012 approaches there is one clear takeaway about the cloud computing market — enterprise use has arrived. Cloud use is no longer solely hiding in the shadows, IT departments are no longer denying it’s happening in their company, and legitimate budgeting around cloud is now taking place. According to the latestForrsights surveys nearly half of all enterprises in North America and Europe will set aside budget for private cloud investments in 2013 and nearly as many software development managers are planning to deploy applications to the cloud.
So what does that mean for the coming year? In short, cloud use in 2013 will get real. We can stop speculating, hopefully stop cloudwashing, and get down to the real business of incorporating cloud services and platforms into our formal IT portfolios. As we get real about cloud, we will institute some substantial changes in our cultures and approaches to cloud investments. We asked all the contributors to the Forrester cloud playbook to weigh in with their cloud predictions for the coming year, then voted for the top ten. Here is what we expect to happen when enterprise gets real about cloud in 2013:
1. We’ll finally stop saying that everything is going cloud
2. Cloud and mobile will become one
3. We’ll stop stressing about cloud SLAs
4. We’ll get real about cost modeling
5. I&O will free the development teams to build apps in the cloud
6. We’ll get real about using the cloud for backup and disaster recovery
7. We’ll stop equating cloud with commodity
8. We’ll stop equating cloud with AWS.
9. We’ll acknowledge that advanced virtualization is a good thing, and no, it’s not a cloud.
10. Developers will awaken to: Development isn’t all that different in the cloud
December 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm #174283
From Network World:
Gartner: Growth in cloud computing to shape 2013 security trends
Gartner predicts by 2015, 10% of overall IT security enterprise capabilities will be delivered in the cloud
December 06, 2012 02:48 PM ET
“Increased adoption of cloud-based computing is expected to impact the way security is consumed as well as how key government agencies will prioritize security of public cloud infrastructure,” was the take from Gartner analysts Ruggero Contu, Lawrence Pingree, and Eric Ahlm in their predictions forecast.
Gartner predicts by 2015, 10% of overall IT security enterprise capabilities will be delivered in the cloud, with the focus today clearly on messaging, Web security and remote vulnerability assessment. However, there’s also the expectation there will be more on the way, such as data-loss prevention, encryption, authentication available too as technologies aimed to support cloud computing mature.
December 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm #174281
Slightly different viewpoint from another author on NetworkWorld
2013: Year of the hybrid cloud
Hybrid clouds, cloud brokers, big data and software-defined networking (SDN) predicted to be the major trends in cloud computing in 2013.
By Christine Burns, Network World
The time for dabbling in cloud computing is over, say industry analysts. 2013 is the year that companies need to implement a hybrid cloud strategy that puts select workloads in the public cloud and keeps others in-house.
“Next year has to be the year that enterprises get serious about having real cloud operations as part and parcel of their IT operations,” says John Treadway, vice president at Cloud Technology Partners, a consultancy.
10 cloud predictions for 2013
Prediction 1: Hybrid clouds will take off
Prediction 2: Hybrid-cloud management becomes key
Prediction 3: Cloud brokerages and integration hubs will explode
Prediction 4: Big data analytic tools will get better
Prediction 5: “SDN” will become just “networking”
Prediction 6: Gamification will drive sales and customer service.
Prediction 7: Hybrid security options will bloom
Prediction 8: Data sovereignty issues will multiply
Prediction 9: IaaS-based services will expand
Prediction 10: Prepare for more outages and shakeouts
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