Saturday, July 9, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, July 08, 2011

The cloud has been the most hyped technology in recent times. Vendors have often touted a variety of clouds—public, private and the hybrid—as the panacea for all existing business computing problems. While opportunities in the private cloud for channel partners are largely seen as systems integration, reselling or consulting opportunities (which are not very different from the usual large server-storage or network deployment contracts), opportunities presented by the public cloud are a bit fuzzy as of now. The primary reason for this vagueness is that while pricing models of public cloud vendors are transparent, it’s not so for the revenue-sharing opportunities for channel partners. Also, since cloud itself is a new business paradigm, channel partners are also being forced to rethink about their go-to-market strategies.

Find out more about the Cloud Landscape… 

The Rise of the Cloud in the Age of the App

The intersection of cloud and mobile computing means the next generation of software will be available everywhere, but getting there won't be easy. Although relatively new technology, cloud implementations have been quickly adopted on the Web, and spurred innovation by coinciding with the proliferation of mobile and tablet devices. We are moving away from software that exists on our hard drives to applications that exist both in the cloud and in our pockets. The future of software is in “everywhere apps” that aren’t tied to a single device, but rather to the end user - available on any platform the user prefers. We no longer expect to go to the software - we expect the software to come to us.

7 ways cloud computing could be even greener

  1. Make sure the data center is using power generated by renewable energy sources or that it uses “free cooling” methods. 
  2. Look for modular data center approaches. 
  3. Get yourself more energy-efficient power and cooling systems. 
  4. Think converged. 
  5. Virtualize and automate. 
  6. Measure and manage. 
  7. Set goals and strive for them. 
Indian companies are adopting cloud-computing

With government spending on technology driving need for IT services, cloud computing is expected to take off in a big way. Research firm IDC expects the cloud computing market in India to grow at a CAGR of 40 per cent by 2014, from an estimated $66 million in 2009. Gartner's rival Zinnov estimates the cloud computing market in India to reach $1.08 billion by 2015, a ten-fold increase from the existing $110 million market.

Cloud will be main platform by 2014, say IT leaders

The majority of chief information officers across Europe believe the cloud will provide their main IT operating channel by 2014, according to research. While few businesses said they have company-wide implementations of cloud computing to date (16 percent), many enterprises believe the cloud will be their most significant IT operating method by 2014 (60 percent).

We hope these short sum-ups on cloud computing are helping you to take a more knowledgeable approach towards moving to the cloud. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming weeks.

Appreciate if you can add more to this list and help our readers to keep in touch with the Cloud...

Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

NOTE: The views expressed above are purely personal and for informational purposes only. WOLF FRAMEWORKS INDIA PVT. LTD. MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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