Friday, July 22, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, July 22, 2011

The cloud computing shift has taken a next step, and businesses now are ready to stand before the next phase: making the decision and moving to the cloud. Choosing the right partner, making the decision of investing time and money of moving to the cloud are the next steps for these organizations to realize how much ready they are. A lot of companies operate in highly regulated industries that will make the move to cloud computing a challenge – here, for example, keeping these systems in-house or opting for a hosted private cloud solution as opposed to public cloud computing are better options.

Read More to find out what would be the checklist when considering the cloud. 

Internal Change & Learning are the Biggest Roadblocks in Moving to Cloud Based IT Infrastructures

TheInfoPro, a division of leading analyst and data company The 451 Group, today released an in-depth Cloud Study that outlines the key market factors relating to cloud services growth. Key highlights from TheInfoPro Cloud Study include:
  • 52% said that internal change and learning was the leading roadblock to cloud project success. Pointing to possible pent up demand for advisory services, as users struggle with the change brought on by the cloud. Other project roadblocks included up-front cost (15%) and security (13%). 
  • Cost reduction (68%) is the leading justification for implementing cloud services followed by increased flexibility/scalability (24%) and reduced complexity (21%), also key drivers toward the cloud. 
  • A majority (75%), of respondents said that they have virtualized their cloud servers. However, few have currently implemented the core management, automation and orchestration functionality, which are all cornerstones to the enablement of truly flexible, agile and cost effective internal cloud solutions. 
Cloud on call: Should you go with a Telco for Cloud?

According to Gartner analyst, Rolf Jester, the investment by telecommunications companies in Cloud is based purely on a strategy to grow the business into new areas as the traditional fixed line business continues to decline. However, it’s also an attempt to capitalize on in-house expertise. “They’ve recognized that what they are good at in a technical sense is managing large infrastructure; it’s an asset intensive business model that a Telco has as well as an automated service delivery model,” Jester said.

Cloud Computing: Growing 4x Faster Than Other Segments of IT Market

IDC is forecasting a scorching annual growth rate of 27.6 percent for Cloud Computing over the next four years. That means that today’s $21.5 billion Cloud Computing market will grow to $72.9 billion by 2015. That is four times faster than other segments of the worldwide IT market. The IDC study also finds that Cloud Computing is the central component of a revolution now occurring in IT.

Beat the challenges of testing the cloud

Service availability, service assurance and service insurance are the three biggest challenges of testing the cloud. If enterprises customers are to adopt cloud services rather than maintaining local installations, they must be convinced that they can access the services and data that they need whenever they need them without experiencing undue delays with assured SLA and efficiency in terms of cost, scalability and power.

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

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