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Thursday 6 December 2012

10 Ways Cloud Computing will change in Year 2013

As enterprise steps up its use of cloud services analyst house Forrester has predicted how business use of cloud platforms and services will change next year.

Business will get real about cloud costs
Organisations will start paying more attention to cloud costs in 2013, Forrester claims.

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Cloud isn't always cheaper, it's just likely to be cheaper if organisations follow the right use model. To get the best ROI out of cloud services and platforms organisations need to model the cost profile of applications, monitor the resources they use and adjust any deployment to balance cost against performance, according to the analysts.

Cloud cost-monitoring tools like Cloudyn, CloudCruiser, Cloudability, Newvem and Rightscale, plus the cost-reporting tools from large cloud vendors, provide a way of doing these calculations.

Good cost management should also drive business' hybrid deployment, service selection, and discount schedule negotiations, Forrester says.

CFOs are likely to wake up to this opportunity to reduce the cost of cloud services in 2013, it predicts.

Attitudes to cloud service level agreements change
Organisations will realise that it is better to build the resiliency they need into the cloud-based apps, rather than the platforms they run on.

Taking this approach will allow organisations to stand more chance of getting the performance, availability and security they need, Forrester said.

The other advantage is not incurring the cost of negotiating a high SLA from a cloud vendor when only one in 10 of the apps deployed on a platform require that level of guarantees.

Development of enterprise apps on public cloud will be sanctioned
Infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams will accept that in-house developers will be using public cloud platforms to build apps.

Sanctioning development, rather than attempting to block it, will allow I&O teams to provide guidance on how to use these platforms securely and put in place appropriate oversight.

Cloud takes off for back-up and disaster recovery 

Cloud computing's utility future gets closer

Data that previously was cheaper to back up to traditional DR storage will be cheaper and easier to back up through a cloud-based disaster recovery system - where virtual machine data is replicated to a multi-tenanted cloud platform - as well as faster to recover, it predicts.

Part of the reason for the possible cost reduction is that a cloud-based disaster recovery system will be pay-per-use, eliminating the need for a capital investment to build a secondary DR site.

Cloud doesn't have to mean commodity Cloud services might be renowned for running on low-cost, commodity hardware but 2013 will see a proliferation of services backed by high-end components, Forrester predicts.

As demand rises for market-specific cloud services and cloud vendors attempt to differentiate themselves it predicts a rise in services backed by non-commodity hardware.

The analyst house says the trend is already evident, in services backed by high-end GPUs and SSDs.

Amazon Web Services will have a fight on its hands
In 2013 Amazon Web Services will face stiffening competition for the cloud platform market that it currently dominates, with as much as 70 percent market share, according to Forrester.

It predicts challenges from Microsoft and Google, thanks to what it calls "significant improvements to their platforms". By the end of 2013 Forrester also expects there to be "at least three substantial OpenStack-based clouds building strong positions".

Businesses will accept that not everything belongs in the cloud
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IT buyers will increasingly understand the strengths and weaknesses of cloud platforms and how they differ from traditional virtual infrastructures and hosting environments. Companies should recruit in-house developers with hands-on experience of these different platforms to help decide what workloads belong in which environment, it says.

Cloud and mobile will become one During 2013 there will be greater convergence between mobile applications and cloud-based services.

Forrester predicts a growth in the already popular practice of connecting mobile applications to cloud-based back-end services that can elastically respond to demand from mobile clients. It says the practice also has the advantage of lessening the load and security risks of having this traffic connect to a business's datacentres.

Forrester analyst Glenn O'Donnell says "cloud plus mobile is a classic more than the sum of its parts combination".

Businesses will acknowledge that virtualisation does not mean cloud Enterprise I&O departments will need to stop misselling virtualised environments as private cloud in 2013, Forrester says.

These virtualised environments are typically not private clouds, it says, as very few offer self-service to developers, fully-automated provisioning, standardised services or cost transparency. Instead they are mostly static virtual environments that drive workload consolidation, operational efficiencies and fast recovery.

In 2013 I&O teams should acknowledge that both have a place in the datacentre, according to the analyst house, and stop trying to sell one as the other.

Developers will realise development isn't that different in the cloud
According to Forrester's cloud developer survey the majority of languages, frameworks, and development methodologies used in the enterprise are also in use in the cloud.

There are few excuses for a well-trained developer to not be productive in the cloud, the analyst house says.
10 ways cloud computing will change in 2013
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Browser hacks enable free cloud computing
New Scientist (blog)
Cloud computing is big business. Companies and individual users rent bandwidth from large cloud services to perform all manner of tasks, from hosting small websites to churning through large, computing-intensive tasks like modelling new drug compounds.
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New Scientist (blog)
Download the Cloud Monitoring Deep Dive Report
As Web applications migrate to the cloud, where the infrastructure encourages fluid deployment, breakdowns in business flow become harder to detect and address. The good news is that Web application monitoring solutions are evolving to root out trouble ...
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MTN launches cloud computing services for SMEs
MTN Business, a unit of MTN Group, has launched cloud computing services that will be targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in six countries in Africa, including South Africa, it said on Thursday. Cloud computing refers to the use of the ...
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Cloud computing firm Xero could give Reckon a run for its money
The Australian
Cloud computing firm Xero could give Reckon a run for its money. by: Criterion; From: The Australian; December 07, 2012 12:00AM. Increase Text Size · Decrease Text Size · Print · Email · Share · Add to Digg · Add to · Add to Facebook · Add ...
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Social Networks Continue Push For Control
Despite the underwhelming adoption of social network alternatives such as Diaspora and, social networking could become more like WordPress, a service that users could run for themselves through a cloud computing service provider. You shouldn't ...
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PerspecSys Wins 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award for Its Innovative ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
PerspecSys Inc., the leader in cloud data security solutions for the enterprise, today announced it has been selected by TMC, a global, integrated media company, as a 2012 Cloud ComputingExcellence Award winner. Presented by Cloud Computing ...
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Cloud computing costs: do they stack up?
Sydney Morning Herald
Divest IT, a cloud computing provider, compares costs of the cloud against traditional IT infrastructure costs. Its calculations show the total cost of ownership (TCO) of cloud computing is 15 per cent lower than the traditional onsite server ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Four in five IT directors feel responsible for cloud failure
New research from enterprise IT solutions provider Damovo UK has revealed that, for 80% of IT top brass, if they move their services to the cloud, it's their responsibility if it goes wrong. The UK-based research, conducted by Vanson Bourne which spoke ...
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Amazon Web Services continues Windows push with PowerShell addition
AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell provide over 550 so-called cmdlets for allowing administrators to make service calls or create scripts for automating cloud management, all from within the command line-based PowerShell environment. A cmdlet is a ...
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Monday 20 August 2012

Cloud Computing, Web Hosting, and Big Data Will Mostly Control Technology Hype Cycle


Gartner has been very effective trend analyzer and business Analysis Company since many years especially in the field of cloud computing and information technology. Gartner Inc announced this week end on Saturday August 28, 2012 that the major part of the technology hype cycle is controlled by cloud computing, web hosting, big data, and 3D printing systems on the domain of technology businesses on the market place.

It was further explained that the major technologies that are cruising now a days on the domain of information technology and related technologies are mostly influenced by cloud computing and web hosting technologies. Among such cruising technologies, most important ones are big data, 3D printing, internet TV, near field communication or NFC payments, web hosting, and cloud computing. Further it was maintained by the Gartner analysts that these technologies has already moved very notably along the technology hype cycle even in previous years like Year 2011; the same trend is also predominantly moving along the cycle. This is moving so fast and impact is getting materialized phenomenally fast.

Now, the plateau of productivity of consumerization is anticipated to be achieved in next two to five years or so. In further analysis, Mr. Jackie Fenn, vice president and Gartner fellow said, “Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies targets strategic planning, innovation and emerging technology professionals by highlighting a set of technologies that will have broad-ranging impact across the business. It is the broadest aggregate Gartner Hype Cycle, featuring technologies that are the focus of attention because of particularly high levels of hype, or those that Gartner believes have the potential for significant impact.” This technology hype cycle technique is a very effective and useful methodology to analyze the technological trends and business prospects of future market place.

The Express Tribune
A policy blueprint for the Cloud Computing market
Cloud Computing is the fastest-growing and most exciting major technology trend in the software and computing industries. It is also a market that holds tremendous opportunity, as Tom Loosemore, deputy director of the UK Government Digital Service ...
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Cloud Computing, Web Hosting, and Big Data Will Mostly Control Technology ...
Written by Donald Weaver on August 20, 2012. on August 20, 2012 : Gartner has been very effective trend analyzer and business Analysis Company since many years especially in the field of cloud computing and information technology.
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States starting to tax the cloud
August 20, 2012, 10:23 AM — Cloud computing, particularly public software as a service (SaaS), may have an unlooked-for advantage over "shrink-wrapped" software--freedom from the tax man. But that advantage may not last forever. Many states in the US ...
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Microsoft Offers Guidance On Transitioning To Cloud Computing
Solution providers are wrestling with the best way to add cloud computing to their areas of expertise, and Microsoft offered attendees at UBM Channel's XChange 2012 conference in Dallas some advice on how to make the transition. Microsoft, which is in ...
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6 Ways the Cloud Enhances Agile Software Development
IDG News Service
Cloud computing and virtualization let you create virtual machines and use of cloud-based services for project management, issue management and software builds with automated testing. This, in turn, encourages agile development in six key ways.
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Nimbus Data feeds flash storage frenzy
GigaOM · Home · Apple · Cleantech · Cloud · Data · Europe · Mobile · Video. Aug 20, 2012 - 12:01AM PT. Nimbus Data feeds flash storage frenzy. By Barb Darrow · No Comments · Tweet · Email This. The Gemini flash array is the first of what will probably...
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Startup SimpliVity pitches super-appliance
And, for the many companies wanting to use public cloud infrastructure, they can put their OmniStack VM images up on Amazon's EC2 as well. ... the cloud. Comparing the cost of on-demand computing to buying your own infrastructure is one way to look at.
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CA Technologies and Logicalis Extend Strategic Relationship to Deliver Cloud ...

... an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announced that the companies are extending their strategic relationship in the U.S. to offer customers greater flexibility and choice for their enterprise-class cloud computing ...
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Xogenous targets small, mid-sized clients for the cloud
Northern Nevada Business Weekly
The word “cloud” appears nowhere on, the Web site of a Carson City company whose growth these days is fueled largely by companies that are moving their computing to the place-that-dares-not-speak-its-name. The reason to avoid the word?
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Cloud computing: no longer an experimental technology
The Express Tribune
Increasingly, leading companies are turning to cloud computing to shift the competitive stakes in their favour. They are crafting new ways of weaving cloud computing throughout their organisations to transform internal operations, re-imagine product ...
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