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Internet of Things to Mature in 2015 | @ThingsExpo [#Cloud #IoT]

More sophisticated 'Internet of Things' (IoT) management and security capabilities to mature in 2015

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 offer next generation IT capabilities well beyond the walls of traditional IT, including:

•enhanced cloud disaster recovery, security and compliance, over and above the capabilities of most firms;

•new PaaS offerings, including specialized big data platforms for underserviced verticals, including genetic research and specialty ecommerce;

•more sophisticated internet of things (IoT) management and security capabilities; and

•bold new IT operating models that will increase agility while reducing costs.

Today, there are already 3-4 “sub-50 person startups” being heralded by cloud execs as strategic to the new (enterprise) cloud age. Expect that list to grow to 15-20 by the end of 2015. Even the tragically hip cloud management space will come of age in 2015, enabled by accelerating deployments. [continued]

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Gregory Ness is the VP of Marketing of Vidder and has over 30 years of experience in marketing technology, B2B and consumer products and services. Prior to Vidder, he was VP of Marketing at cloud migration pioneer CloudVelox. Before CloudVelox he held marketing leadership positions at Vantage Data Centers, Infoblox (BLOX), BlueLane Technologies (VMW), Redline Networks (JNPR), IntruVert (INTC) and ShoreTel (SHOR). He has a BA from Reed College and an MA from The University of Texas at Austin. He has spoken on virtualization, networking, security and cloud computing topics at numerous conferences including CiscoLive, Interop and Future in Review.