The consensus seems to be that cloud computing momentum has grown to the point that 2011 is shaping up to be a year of explosive growth. The results of two new reports/surveys on cloud computing come to just that conclusion, one is by Forrester, and the other is by Quest software.
|Quest Software Survey Results
- Corporate IT will begin to accept the cloud as an option.
- It will take 5 years before Corporate IT is comfortable with the cloud.
- Corporate IT could not name a preferred cloud vendor
- IT support must change to adopt to the cloud
- For many companies, E-mail cloud services will be their first cloud application.
- Companies will prefer best-of-breed services over standardized cloud suites.
- Many organizations will underestimate the need for cloud contingency plans.
- Corporations will use Federation to access services across multiple domains and systems
- Organizations are moving past cost cutting and making targeted investments
- A new breed of empowered IT leader will emerge to lead the cloud platform
- Most first attempts to build a private cloud will fail.
- Private clouds will outnumber public ones 3:1.
- Community or industry-based clouds will emerge, like for biotech.
- Cloud computing will bring high performance computing to a wider group of companies.
- Cloud computing will move closer to becoming a utility or commodity that is measurable
- Cloud computing will widen the gap in business intelligence, distancing those who get it and those who don’t
- Companies will turn their information into profit centers
- Cloud standards will take a very long time to mature. We need to make do with what we have now.
- Cloud computing security will become a shared venture between the vendor and the customer