Friday, November 18, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, Nov 18, 2011

Cloud computing will reach mainstream adoption in the enterprise market by 2015 when key issues such as security, service availability and data sovereignty are expected to be ironed out. According to Simon Piff, associate vice president for enterprise infrastructure research at IDC Asia-Pacific, businesses today are still hesitant in utilizing cloud computing for much of their IT needs due to concerns over security, service reliability, data location and sovereignty, as well as vendor support. He further cited a poll conducted at an IDC cloud forum held in May, which revealed that 49.7 percent of respondents agreed that, by 2015, major public cloud providers would have addressed uptime concerns so effectively that reliability would be a non-issue in moving to the cloud.

Read More to find out how Cloud Computing will come of age by 2015

Why cloud computing will kill programming - and make us all developers

In this new cloud computing world, any element needed to build an application will already exist on the web somewhere, so all that will be needed is for someone to connect up this series of ready-made modules and APIs in order to create a new application. In this scenario, no coding is required, or at least not at the level that it is done today - we need architects, but can do without builders.

Cloud Computing - soon but not yet

Forty per cent of respondents to IBM’s global tech trends survey are yet to engage in cloud computing. However 75% say that in the next two years their organisations will build cloud infrastructure. New applications will be build for the cloud – activity in this area will outpace virtualisation says the report – the findings were 25% and 24% respectively. Twenty two per cent will invest in private cloud, 19% in enterprise and/or mission critical down to 11% who expect to buy out of the box cloud applications.

Implementing, serving, and using cloud storage

It’s important to recognise that cloud computing is not a new technology, but rather, a new business model that encompasses an existing set of technologies—such as server virtualization—that reduce the cost of using information technology (IT) resources. Cloud computing takes advantage of Web-based mechanisms that allow scalable, virtualised IT resources to be provided as a service over a network. The advantages of cloud storage and other cloud services include “pay as you go” (i.e., billing only for services consumed—no fixed costs), the perception of infinite capacity (elasticity), and the simplicity of use/management.

PAAS–All You Need To Know About [101]

The cloud appeals strongly to end users in startups and SMBs. Platforms as a Service is popular because of its ease of use and perception of a low entry cost. Contrary to orthodox solutions for small companies, they can now benefit from the availability of AIM capabilities over the cloud, which would give them quickly accessible, rapidly created custom-built applications deployed as a service in the cloud.

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

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