Well hwong, in effect you are mentioning a good point; it is very actual, considering current financial crisis abroad in the globe. Cloud, potentially, brings opex & capex savings. Major concern could be oriented on when cloud services will reach a good stability and when portofolio's services will be in condition to fit huge part of IT applications needed by corporations. For now, if you take a look at major cloud providers, most services from them is strictly oriented to storage; it's important but, imo, is not enough for corporations.
@mfbertozz - Cloud computing is also good for testing purposes. Many corporations today have to invest in servers, configuration managment tools etc for their large scale testing jobs. The cloud for testing environment is in fact one of the hottest piece because it will be much faster and easier to access. You don't have to get an administrator to setup for each person and configure for another environment or versions of the applications. Test Cloud environment is much quicker.
Well, I think you are right t.alex. Google's feature is nice, but at the end clould's services, in my opinion, are still in a poor basket. In addition to storage or computational saving, what is really available? On the other hand, it seems Service-Level-Agreement is becoming a critical concern to finalize and several platform provided via "cloud architecture" to monitor "cloud services" received from other providers, are launching a new business segment in the market.
People are even moe cautious after the recent chains of hacking. However I believe cloud will surely be more popular once it is reliably secure. With the introduction of chromebook from Google, cloud is the only storage of the notebook.
"Worldwide revenue for cloud computing servers is projected to grow to $9.4 billion in 2015"
Compound annual growth is projected at 20+% from now through 2015 which is healthy growth and difficult to ignore. I can only imagine that the reservations people have will soon be addressed for most but not all applications.
I read your article with interest and seeing the stats made me think of something I had not considered previously to any great extent. I wonder if there is an insidious concern that cloud providers will start cranking up their prices once (and if) everyone moves to a cloud based solution. Or do you believe free market forces will ensure cloud costs remain as competitive as local solutions?
the main reason to move to cloud computing for an organization is to cut cost both short and long term. I have not read any report and analysis which support this idea, maybe i was not so interested to search for this. Has anyone read such report and send us the link? Also as far the secrity go, i believe that pooling the resources at one place and protecting it can be more efficient. As the saying go, leave the things to experts. I donot think that if hackers can hack bank/government account then they cannot hack small organizations.
I think cloud with time will become a hit dependent on issues such as education/awareness, security as well as its long time effect. At the early stage of the innovation cloud providers should expend more energy on educating cloud adopters. More so security model approach distinct to ordinary firewall or existing internet security for me may affirm people's confidence towards its adoption.
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