Friday, July 29, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, July 29, 2011

Companies in India will increase the adoption of cloud competing technology over the next five years. The total cloud market in India, currently at $400 million, will reach $4.5 billion by 2015. Of which private cloud adoption will dominate and account for $3.5 billion in revenues, growing at over 60 per cent, according to a study. The study, ‘private cloud landscape in India' was done by EMC Corporation, a provider of IT service and solutions, and Zinnov Management Consulting, a management consulting firm. 

Read more to find out how Cloud is reshaping the IT Market

4 reasons why cloud computing is efficient

The Carbon Disclosure Project released a report that found that cloud computing may save large companies $12.3 billion a year in energy costs by 2020, also avoiding 85.7 million metric tons of carbon emissions. WSP Environment & Energy found that companies could realize per-transaction emission reductions of 95 percent on average by moving to the cloud. Jonathan Koomey has explored four reasons why cloud computing is generally far more energy efficient than using in-house data centers.
  • Economies of scale 
  • Diversity and aggregation 
  • Flexibility 
  • Ability to sidestep organizational issues instead of having to address them head-on 
Challenges of cloud computing in healthcare integration

Despite widespread adoption of cloud-based solutions by most industries, the healthcare industry has been slow to embrace cloud computing. While this slow adoption is partially due to concerns about safeguarding confidential patient information and compliance with key regulations such as HIPAA, many healthcare IT departments are simply burdened with outdated legacy systems and feel overwhelmed with the prospect of supporting yet another standard or protocol. If these obstacles can be overcome, cloud computing solutions can bring tremendous benefits to healthcare organizations as well as help them improve patient care and reduce overall healthcare costs.

The Role of Partners In The Cloud Cannot Be Undermined

As per the APAC survey by EMC and IDC, about 56 percent of CIOs in India believe that the private cloud can change the IT funding model. There is significant scope for the private cloud as it offers businesses increased agility and responsiveness to changing priorities, better use of data center real estate, and consolidation and simplification of IT budgets. Such transformations are bound to be met with skepticism, apprehension and low confidence by customers initially. It is here that channel partners have to be fully committed to build the knowledge and skill base around cloud computing technologies and the prevalent market, speak the vendor’s language accurately, and pass on the confidence to the customer. The role of the channel partner in the cloud computing era cannot be undermined. The channel also has to realize that in addition to selling cloud computing products there will be ample opportunities to offer services as well.

Cloud Hosting – Infrastructure as a Service

The benefits of IaaS within a cloud environment are so significant they are almost self-evident. The elimination of infrastructure investment is a primary driver that can result in substantial capital expense savings. On-going upgrades and asset related outlays are virtually eliminated since these services are included in package pricing. Staffing costs can be significantly reduced, and in some cases, entire departments can be eliminated. For companies with sizable investments in existing data centers, build-outs can be delayed or avoided altogether.

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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