2015 should prove to be a pivotal year for enterprise cloud adoption, thanks
to a series of critical developments, including accelerating interest in the
hybrid cloud. HIGH GROWTH FOR HYBRID CLOUD Numerous reports and surveys
(previously reported in Archimedius) predict high growth for the hybrid cloud
market: Research and Markets just published a report predicting […]
The Cloud in 2015: Startup Ecosystem Explosion
This is a follow-up blog that is part of a series of 2015 cloud predictions.
The first one, entitled When the Walls Come Down, had the following as the
central thesis: In 2015 the perceived costs of cloud migration for existing
production apps will drop by more than 50%; it will trigger a massive (and
fast) market share battle unleashed by unprecedented automation.
That takes me to prediction number two:
•The development of a new generation of software and service-centric
startups will leverage software and robust API integration to o... (more)
Tipping Point: Cloud Beginning to Dominate IT Infra Spending
Synergy Research reports that cloud infrastructure spending has been growing
"Cloud infrastructure is a fast-growing market and now accounts for almost
half of all data center infrastructure shipments," says Jeremy Duke, founder
and Chief Analyst, Synergy Research.
"We are seeing strong growth across private, public and hybrid cloud
deployments and across all geographic regions.
Three Years of Cloud Predictions
I just published a series of 2015 cloud predictions, as have many fellow
bloggers. So to complement these predictions let me offer my
2013 and 2014 predictions, along with 2015. I'll let you decide which
ones I got right and which ones I missed as we look to 2015:
Dec 2012: Top Five Cloud Predictions for 2013
Hybrid cloud will enter the hype cycle; AWS will publicly acknowledge the
hybrid cloud; traditional premise-bound colocation leaders will lose market
share to cloud-enabled colo players; public versus private cloud debates will
be rendered... (more)
The Cloud Agility Race: Implications for CIOs
Last week as I was writing Amazon Declares War on VMware, VMware was
preparing to announce the acquisition of a pro services team to aid in cloud
migration (see coverage in CRN): VMware Acquires Professional Services Firm
To Boost Cloud Migration, DevOps Expertise.
You can get my thoughts on Amazon's frontal assault on VMware and the VMware
acquisition via the above links as well as at Part Deux, or on the
importance of agility at the VMblog Tea Garden Talk from VMworld (about 5
It was great to see that Amazon exec Andy ... (more)