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Looking Ahead: A Cloud Report from 2015
Looking Ahead: A Cloud Report from 2015
by Mark Settle
Mark Settle, CIO at BMC, provides his view of what the cloud will look like in 2015.
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5 Enterprise Cloud Predictions for 2013
Ofir Nachmani - Chief Evangelist at Newvem Insights Ltd.

I believe that this is the year when the enterprise will find its way to the cloud. The mega Internet sites and applications are the new era enterprises. These will become the role models for the traditional enterprise. IT needs remain the same with regards to scale, security, SLA, etc. However, the traditional enterprise CIO has already set the goal for next year: 100% efficiency. The traditional CIO understands that in order to achieve that goal, IT will need to start and do cloud, make sure that IT resources are utilized right, and that his teams move fast.

Newvem Shines at Amazon AWS re:Invent Conference
Ofir Nachmani - Chief Evangelist at Newvem Insights Ltd.

Last week the Newvem team participated in the first Amazon AWS re:Invent Conference. According to some leading analysts and bloggers, this was one of the most momentous technology conferences in the last few years. For Newvem it was the second most important milestone since the company was born.

The Hard Part About Rolling Up Clouds
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

Oracle's (Nasdaq: ORCL) recent acquisition of RightNow (Nasdaq: RNOW) raises a question: Can multiple cloud companies be merged together to form a tightly coupled suite of solutions like those which were promised but never delivered during the client-server era? On the face of things, it would appear that merging cloud companies together should be relatively easy and straightforward since many of them already interconnect with the advent of application program interfaces (APIs). Alas, not every cloud company is built the same. Like snowflakes, cloud company architectures, programming languages and a myriad of other operational pieces and parts can differ dramatically.

Future of Cloud Computing in 2013
Richa Pokhriyal - Digital Media Specialist at Egocentrix

Cloud is hot, cloud is here to stay and no matter how inefficient and insecure you feel it is, you would not like to miss any update on cloud. Probably 2012 is the year when cloud market has faced many negative allegations too for example cloud marketing is blamed of misleading the clients and users. Cloud was called the victim of over marketing. At the same time businesses have realized that cloud computing is not just about going on-premise to off-premise for saving few thousand dollars but it is a complete business transformation strategy. Cloud, Mobile application development and big data was the popular trio of the year. Now year is about to end. So where cloud computing is heading in 2013? What is the future of cloud computing especially what are the major shifts taking place and what form it would take in 2013 and coming years? Following are the complete details:

The next frontier
Tinniam V Ganesh - Founder & Owner at INWARDi Technologies

The article discusses the possible future of data centers and the cloud given the issues of WAN latency.

Infrastructure Management and Monitoring in Hybrid Cloud Environment PDF
Komal Gohil - SSE at iGATE

In today’s scenario, enterprises are using diverse technology platforms for their application portfolios, and as part of their Cloud journey, they are adopting multiple Clouds. This paper provides an approach for unified management and monitoring of enterprise’s infrastructure, platforms, and applications deployed in a hybrid environment comprising of Public and Private Cloud platforms offered by different vendors.

Looking Ahead: A Cloud Report from 2015
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

Find out what the future may have in store for cloud computing.

Amazon Cloud and the Enterprise – Is it a love story?
Ofir Nachmani - Founder and Author at I Am OnDemand blog

As befitting any great online vendor, Amazon cloud product guys listen carefully to their market targets and ensure fast implementation and delivery to satisfy their needs. It is clear that Amazon cloud is eager to conquer the enterprise market, as I already mentioned in my past post, “Amazon AWS is the Cloud (for now anyway)”.

Infographic: Demystifying Amazon Web Services
Ofir Nachmani - Founder and Author at I Am OnDemand blog

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the biggest public cloud around, yet what goes on behind the scenes remains a mystery.For heavy users, such as enterprise level CIOs, AWS’s “Reserved Instances” are a cost effective model to scale their cloud activity and benefit from the full service offering that Amazon provides.

Trends for Cloud Customers in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

Trends for Cloud Customers in 2012

SaaS Trends in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

SaaS Trends in 2012

BIG Data Trends in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

BIG Data Trends in 2012

PaaS / BPaaS / IaaS Trends in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

PaaS / BPaaS / IaaS Trends in 2012

General Cloud Computing Trends in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

General Cloud Computing Trends in 2012

Cloud Computing Adoption Concerns in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

Cloud Computing Adoption Concerns

Can Clouds Plug the Ozone Hole?
Ilyas Iyoob - Sr. Research Scientist, and Director of Advanced Analytics at Gravitant

Environmental protection has been a major concern over the past few years… and if it hasn’t been an issue for us, it probably should be. In any case, as an IT analyst it is important to know where we fit in and scrutinize our contribution to the environment from an analytical perspective, leaving all subjectivity aside.

The Cloud Job: Jobs in the Cloud Computing Space
Aditya Thatte - Software Engineer at IBM Research

A brief overview of the cloud ecosystem highlighting the different companies working in this space and the relevant opportunities available.

Cloud Computing and Project and Portfolio Management
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

Project portfolio management (PPM) is a term to describe methods for analyzing and collectively managing a group of current or proposed projects. Project management is an integrative endeavour – an action, or failure to take action, in one area will usually affect other areas. PPM attempts to address issues of resource allocation, e.g., money, time, people, capacity, etc. Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions will become increasingly important to managing successful cloud adoption and to providing visibility and control of the cloud services portfolio. PPM is the only product category that will see a significant increase over the next two years (up 13%) when it comes to managing public cloud migrations

Cloud vs. Control
Patrick Pushor - CTO & Founder at

The adoption of public cloud computing by enterprise IT requires that a certain level of control is relinquished, specifically around perimeter security and the level of visibility and operability of infrastructure.

Cloud Computing - Slow Adoption Rates, Current Obstacles
Damu Kuttikrishnan - Sr. IT Business Consultant at AEIT

Despite the hype, companies are only slowly migrating to cloud computing, chiefly due to several key challenges. The surveys conducted this year indicates that the adoption is limited right now.The increased adoption of cloud computing over the next few years will depend on how some of the main obstacles are overcome and how the benefits obtained including ROI, agility, flexibility and other strategic advantages are measured and communicated.

Contributions Results for Analysis: The Future of Cloud Computing

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An Interview with Marc Benioff at the Endeavor Entrepreneur Summit
Marc Benioff - Chairman & CEO at, Inc

Linda Rottenberg, Co-Founder & CEO at Endeavor, interviews Marc Benioff, CEO at Salesforce, about his experience as an entrepreneur, the future of technology, cloud computing, and the enterprise space, highlighting some of the revolutionary approaches Marc has taken at Salesforce with respect to innovation, internal communication, and giving back.

Syneuros 1st Public Introduction @ Cloud Camp San Diego
Michael Krumpe - President at Intelligent Technology Integration
Dave Nielsen - Co-Founder of CloudCamp & Founder & Principal Consultant at Platform D LLC

First public introduction of Syneuros, an Open Source project by Intelligent Technology Integration (ITI) that enables a desktop pc to allocate power to a Private Cloud. This presentation builds the business case and how Syneuros addresses it. This presentation was was Cloud Camp San Diego, after The Open Group Architecture Framework conference. Michael Krumpe is also TOGAF 9 certified, and Patent Pending holder for the Syneuros method.

OSCON 2010: The Journey So Far
James Urquhart - Manager, Cloud Computing & Virtualized Data Centers Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc

The Cloud Manager at Cisco Systems discusses the past five years of cloud computing.

Insights on the Future of Cloud Computing
Lew Moorman - President & Chief Strategy Officer of Cloud Business at Rackspace Hosting, Inc

Rackspace Hosting's Lew Moorman reviews the rise of cloud computing and offers insights on the future of the Cloud at Ingram Micro's Cloud Summit conference.

Cisco@25: CTO, Padmasree Warrior's Perspective on Innovation at Cisco
Padmasree Warrior - Chief Technology Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc

Chief Technology Officer, Padmasree Warrior, shares her perspective on Cisco innovation and where she sees technology in the next 25 years for Cisco's 25th Anniversary video blog series.

Cloud Computing 2011
Joe Weinman - VP, Strategic Solution Sales at AT&T Inc

Cloud Computing just might be one of the most well-used industry buzz phrases, but in spite of the ubiquitous discussions, companies are struggling to understand cloud computing in general, the benefits it will bring them, and the risks such as security and data governance. Looking towards 2011, this distinguished panel of industry experts delivers a lively discussion about cloud computing, and how and if it will change the way companies run their businesses. Simon Crosby - CTO, Data Centers & Cloud at Citrix Gregory Smith - VP, Technical Deal Solution Management at T-Systems Roland Wartenberg - Enterprise Virtualization Strategies at SAP Labs Joe Weinman - VP of Strategy and Business Development at AT&T Moderator: Rachel Chalmers - Research Director, Infrastructure Computing for the Enterprise at The 451 Group

Gaining Altitude Part 1
Marc Benioff - Chairman & CEO at, Inc

The Chairman & CEO at, Marc Benioff, and the VP & CTO at, Werner Vogels, discuss the direction of cloud computing at the Google Atmosphere event.

Gaining Altitude Part 2
Werner Vogels - VP, CTO at, Inc

The Chairman & CEO at, Marc Benioff, and the VP & CTO at, Werner Vogels, discuss the direction of cloud computing at the Google Atmosphere event.

An Interview with the CEO of Concur Technologies
Steve Singh - Chairman & CEO at Concur Technologies, Inc

This influential internet executive discusses what's important in building a successful business and the future of mobile and cloud computing.

Cloudscape 2: Advances in eInfrastructure
Ignacio M Llorente - Full Professor & Head of Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid

The key players at the CloudScape 2 event in Brussels, Belgium, talk about the Advances in eInfrastructure. They discuss the Digital Agenda for Europe, The Future of Cloud Computing, Barriers for Government, Visibility and Control of Where Data Goes, Providing a Legal Framework, Interoperability, Innovation, Revolutionizing Science, Complimentary Grid and Clouds, and More.

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Infrastructure Management and Monitoring in Hybrid Cloud Environment PDF
Komal Gohil - SSE at iGATE

In today’s scenario, enterprises are using diverse technology platforms for their application portfolios, and as part of their Cloud journey, they are adopting multiple Clouds. This paper provides an approach for unified management and monitoring of enterprise’s infrastructure, platforms, and applications deployed in a hybrid environment comprising of Public and Private Cloud platforms offered by different vendors.

Looking Ahead: A Cloud Report from 2015
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

Find out what the future may have in store for cloud computing.

Integrated Cloud Framework and Social Management or Crowdsourcing the easy way
Vladimir Baranek - Cloud Strategy and Architecture at Accenture
Mark Skilton - Global Director at Capgemini

Crowdsourcing is one of the real examples of shifting paradigm between IT Worlds created exclusively for Business Purposes and Society following their global goals. Crowd is in physical world depended on proximity, in virtual world the communities are able to connect together anytime, anywhere in the world and most important, they are growing and acting exponentially cumulating their “crowd power” by socializing and following community goals. What makes CrowdSourcing so powerful is the broad participation that takes place at relatively no costs. Solutions are generated from volunteers or freelance professionals who get paid only if you use their ideas. The most famous example of Crowdsourcing is Wikipedia, collaboration of millions people, concentrated around one goal – to describe world around us in structured way; following integrated semantic and reference rules, driven by volunteers. Contribution model is literally spread out into all social levels and geographically speaking – everybody is contributor of this Collective Intelligence product.

The Future of Cloud Computing: Opportunities for European Cloud Computing Beyond 2010 PDF
Ignacio M Llorente - Full Professor & Head of Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid
Company Profile: Seventh Framework Programme

This document provides a detailed analysis of Europe’s position with respect to cloud provisioning, and how this affects in particular future research and development in this area. The report is based on a series of workshops involving experts from different areas related to cloud technologies. In more detail, the identified opportunities are: (1) Provisioning and further development of Cloud infrastructures, where in particular telecommunication companies are expected to provide offerings; (2) Provisioning and advancing cloud platforms, which the telecommunication industry might see as a business opportunity, as well as large IT companies with business in Europe and even large non-IT businesses with hardware not fully utilized. (3) Enhanced service provisioning and development of meta-services: Europe could and should develop a ‘free market for IT services’ to match those for movement of goods, services, capital, and skills. Again telecommunication industry could supplement their services as ISPs with extended cloud capabilities; (4) provision of consultancy to assist businesses to migrate to, and utilize effectively, clouds. This implies also provision of a toolset to assist in analysis and migration.

The Evolution of Enterprise IT
Doug Neal - Research Fellow, Executive Programme at CSC Leading Edge Forum

This report focuses on the evolution and eventual shape of the corporate IT function, as clients continue to tell us that they need a vision that can define how their organization will change and what sort of future state will eventually emerge. This selection of articles is representative of the broad range of research projects currently underway. The articles encapsulate many of the key ideas and concepts we have identified and are now assessing.

Microsoft's strategy for cloud devices and development of relevant applications: Establish a complete computing architecture of Cloud plus Client based on Windows 7, IE 9.0, and Windows Live
By: Staff Reporter
Estimates by IDC, Gartner, Strategy Analytics, and Wall Street analysts show that the global PC shipment in 2014 would be at least 50% higher than 2010, and 18% of the growth would come from notebooks, compared to only 1% from desktops. According to Jochen Siegl, manager of ODM Business Development, Microsoft, it is obvious that untypical computing devices such as notebooks, netbooks, and smartphones are replacing desktops and becoming mainstream products in the market, but this also helps extend the average product life cycle of PCs.
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“Leaders in the Cloud 2011” Research Project
By: Kamesh Pemmaraju
The Sand Hill Group is launching their “Leaders in the Cloud 2011” research project. Software and services executives are invited to take a 10-minute survey about their company’s cloud strategies. Respondents will receive priority access to a complimentary copy of the study’s findings this spring. Click to read highlights from last year’s study. Help shape the software industry’s cloud perspective - click here to take the survey and share your insight.
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Business IT in the year 2011: Cloud 2.0 offers new outlook
By: Juergen Gallmann
Clouds change the general weather. While the new approach was initially the subject of much writing and lots of discussions, the last few months of the decade that is about to draw to a close have clearly shown that cloud computing is not a temporary phenomenon, but a long-term trend. Cloud computing is changing the rules of the game when it comes to the use of information technology in companies. Jürgen Gallmann, CEO of cloud computing provider visionapp, presents the most important features and challenges of the megatrend for the coming year:
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Top 5 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2011
By: Charles Babcock
When it comes to cloud computing, a lot changed in 2010. If the cloud were like an NFL quarterback, its status went from doubtful or even being on the injured reserve list to suddenly becoming everyone's favorite, smash-mouth player.
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Will the Cloud Be Tinged with Venture Capital Gold in 2011?
By: Alex Williams
The forces changing the enterprise are not lost on venture capitalists. They recognize the transformation as well as anyone. So much so that it looks like cloud computing investments are expected to be greater than those in other market sectors That's evident in just the past few days with three venture capital investments that total $55 million.
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11 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2011
By: CRN Staff
If 2010 was the year of the cloud, then the cloud computing market will be a brand new beast come 2011. By many accounts, 2011 will be the year that the hype surrounding cloud computing will become a reality and partners and end users will start realizing the actual value of the cloud versus determining what it is and where it fits in their organizations, as in 2010. Here at CRN we asked 11 executives from companies that have their fingers on the pulse of the cloud computing market to identify one trend that will define the market in 2010. These cloud computing solution providers, service providers and vendors gazed into their crystal balls and gave us their best guess of where we'll see cloud computing go into 2011. Here is what they said.
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IT Forecast 2011: Continued Clouds Ahead
By: Chris Talbot
When future IT historians (or research analysts, as they’re commonly called) look back at 2010, they’re likely to consider it as the year that cloud computing went mainstream. With businesses still looking for ways to cut costs during a horrendous recession, the dramatic increase in the number of vendor supporting cloud computing subscription models has made for a great fit with market demands. New platforms, new government policies and new competition made 2010 a great year for cloud computing, and that trend is certain to continue in the New Year as well. Here’s a quick look back at the top cloud computing news stories of 2010 – the building blocks that will shape this major transformation of the IT industry in 2011 and beyond..
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2011 tech preview: A tour through tablets, mobile, hardware, software and cloud
By: Larry Dignan
What does 2011 hold for the technology industry? Mobile will again dominate the headlines as all companies not named Apple will be searching for tablet strategies. Laptop price depreciation will regain steam. On the software front, cloud computing may put the hurt on established enterprise application players. That microcosm will be evident at the Consumer Electronics Show. Here’s a tour through the key tech themes for 2011.
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Small Companies Look to Cloud for Savings in 2011
A growing number of small-business owners are expected to try cloud computing services next year, hoping to trim costs and stay up and running if disaster strikes. Cloud computing refers to any service that operates over an Internet connection, allowing immediate access from any computer or mobile device with Web access. Business owners can access software or store information—such as customer contacts, accounting data and presentations—and leave the technical maintenance to the cloud provider.
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Survey says: CEOs think telcos well positioned to be their cloud providers
By: Susana Schwartz
A study of 100 CEOs by call-center software maker Interactive Intelligence revealed that telecom operators are top of the list in terms of preferences for who they’d choose as a provider of cloud computing services. In the study, 68% of the C-level execs were most likely to consider a traditional carrier or hosted VAR; 19% said they would use a communications company; and 13% preferred a startup Software-as-a-Service provider.
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14 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2011 from Chirag Mehta and R Ray Wang
By: Klint Finley
Cloud computing blogger Chirag Mehta and Constellation Research Group principal analyst R "Ray" Wang published today a list of their cloud computing predictions for 2011. The pair sees public cloud adoption stalling temporarily, the spread of the app store model in the enterprise, the convergence of Development-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service and an overall simplification of the technology landscape as some of the most important trends in cloud computing in 2011.
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2011 Cloud Computing Predictions For CIO’s And Business Technology Leaders
By: R Wang
Once thought to be the answer to deployment options for just the SMB market, early cloud adopters proved otherwise. Stereotypes about industry, size of company, geographies, and roles no longer hold back adoption. Cloud adoption at all 4 layers of the cloud passed the tipping points in 2010 as a key business and technology strategy (see Figure 1). For 2011, we can expect users to ...
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2010 Saw the Dawn of Nation-State Cyber Wars: Citrix CTO
By: Chris Preimesberger
Citrix CTO Simon Crosby looks back at 2010 in the cloud computing sector--and ahead at what 2011 may bring--and isn't very comfortable with a number of things emerging on the security side of that very hot business.
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Predictions for 2011 in Cloud: Chips, Lawsuits and Acquisitions
By: Derrick Harris
It seems like every year since 2008 has been dubbed the “Year of the Cloud,” but I think 2010 was the real deal. Cloud computing, as a delivery model, has matured to a point where we can really see where it’s headed and how it will shape up. There are legitimate trends that allow us to get past mere speculation and actually make informed predictions about what the future holds for cloud computing.
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Cloud Computing: 2011 Predictions
By: Bernard Golden
It's been an incredibly interesting, exciting, and tumultuous year for cloud computing. But, as the saying goes, "you ain't seen nothin' yet." Next year will be one in which the pedal hits the metal, resulting in enormous acceleration for cloud computing. One way to look at it is that next year will see the coming to fruition of a number of trends and initiatives that were launched this year. The end of a year often brings a chance to take a breather and think about what lies ahead. Therefore, I've put together this list of what I foresee for 2011 vis a vis cloud computing. Here are ten developments I expect to see next year, broken into two sections: one for cloud service providers, and the other for enterprise users.
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5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Affect Your Business in 2011
By: Jeff Vance
Jeff provides five areas cloud computing will effect your business, starting with: 1. Top tech companies will make sure you start moving to cloud computing
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Cloud Predictions For 2011 Gains From Early Experiences Come Alive
By: James Staten
The second half of 2010 has laid a foundation in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market that looks to make 2011 a landmark year. Moves by a variety of players may just turn this into a vibrant, steady market ...
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2011 Cloud Computing Predictions
By: CloudTweaks
In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen a lot of inconsistency in how to differentiate cloud-based computing from on-premise computing. As a result, there has been confusion created in the market as software vendors like Microsoft promote their cloud offerings, and CIOs of large companies claim that their private cloud has been in place for years.
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Cloud-computing predictions for 2011
By: Gordon Haff
These sorts of predictions are commonplace as we approach the end of the year. They have a satisfying finality to them. They're dramatic. They're also, with few exceptions, rarely correct--certainly not in any literal sense. That's because IT rarely advances in a way that invokes mass extinctions and spontaneous generation. Rather it's a more evolutionary process. There's lots of change but even when rapid the new stuff often doesn't displace the old--and overnight replacements are rare indeed. For example, proclamations about the death of Bluetooth were wildly premature even though that technology didn't live up to early promises.
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The Danger of the Coming 'BigCloud Monopolies
By: David Linthicum
"Fast-forward five years: The Senate convenes a meeting to discuss recent price hikes by the three largest cloud computing providers. Businesses are up in arms because cloud computing subscription prices are tied directly to their IT spending and, thus, their bottom line. Also, we've grown so dependent on these large cloud computing providers that moving to other clouds or to internal data centers is just not practical. In other words, we work in a functional monopoly where a few providers control the public cloud market. We all know Big Oil and Big Tobacco. How about Big Cloud?"
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