Friday, August 5, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, Aug 05, 2011

Cloud Computing has created a disruptive transition in IT in recent time. CIOs worldwide are going through a turmoil where Cloud Computing is no longer an option and has become an accepted standard of doing things. Enormous scalability of future applications designed to process huge amounts of data is one of the trends of how Cloud Computing will change IT. Special purpose devices will interact online with trillions of devices connected to the Internet leveraging the Cloud. The cost of IT components including operating system, middleware and application software will decline rapidly making Cloud Computing much cheaper. WOLF being one the leading cloud backend software platform-as-a-service vendors, this is one of our very own value proposition and we understand this very well. The biggest challenge IT organizations will find in the post cloud world is legacy systems, thereby reducing their expenses on managing such systems. The post-cloud IT organization will rely heavily on PaaS, using an internal or external organization to manage the underlying functionality and infrastructure and the shift of IT investments will move towards applications.

Read more to find out how Cloud Computing will change the face of IT in the near future. 

Demystifying the myths of cloud computing

Following the future predictions of Cloud Computing there are also certain myths related to it.

Myth 1: Cloud is not secure
Myth 2: Cost is the only advantage
Myth 3: You should move all infrastructures to the cloud in one fell sweep
Myth 4: I can get all the benefits of the cloud with my own private cloud.

Cloud Computing and the Public Sector

The public sector is taking a long time to embrace the cloud compared to the early adopters in the private sector. What may be holding back the public sector IT procurement teams is the lack of experience of choosing the right solution. Buyers in the public sector are not quite sure what to look for, or how much to pay for it – particularly when ‘it’ is a constantly evolving, fast-moving target. Some of the common questions that may come to their mind are:
  • Can the cloud help us make quick cost savings? 
  • Can the cloud help us to reduce CapEx? 
  • What about our data – is that safe in the cloud? 
  • Is it a problem that we have no training? 
How Cloud Computing Benefits Government Customer Service

Cloud Computing helps governments to have multi-channel interactions with citizens through the web, chat, social networks, etc. without the burden of costly hardware and man-hours. Federal agencies can improve their services by allowing online inquiries thereby focusing more on critical issues. Cloud makes the service more reliable as citizens get access to real-time information at any point of time.

Time to think about cloud governance

Phil Wainewright, one of the biggest thought leaders in Cloud Computing has suggested organizations and enterprises to put up Cloud Governance strategy in place. Developing a strategy will force someone to think on issues of transferring the access polices from the existing enterprise infrastructure to the Cloud applications. I personally feel this is really essential and will trigger the cloud culture and thinking process within large enterprises.

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

Don’t forget to add your comments and suggestions. I will have more around the cloud a week later.


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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