Cloud computing takes over the IT and business world by storm, and cloud computing adoption is on fast-forward, as businesses are finding ways to benefit from the cloud. This article will explore 5 cloud computing trends for the coming 2012, referring to a slideshow by IT Business Edge.
The reason IT Business Edge titled its cloud computing trends slideshow “Occupy the Cloud” has the rapid cloud computing adoption as one of the reasons – with politics aside.
Without further ado, here are the 5 emerging cloud computing trends to follow entering the year of 2012:
1. Private cloud adoption is on the rise – rapidly
Businesses’ CIOs want to take advantage of the tools and technologies available on the market today for private cloud.
2. Hybrid cloud is here to stay!
Seeing the hybrid cloud adoption across the mid and large businesses, it is apparent that hybrid cloud is here to stay. Hybrid cloud combines two or more clouds – private, public or community – and it is said to offer more flexibility and security for businesses.
3. Inevitable consolidation
Businesses are demanding flexibility from the cloud – thus there is a rising trend for cloud delivery model consolidation. SaaS, PaaS and IaaS will dissolve into a unified stack as a service delivery model.
4. Application-specific cloud communities are on the rise
Particularly in public cloud, application-specific cloud communities are starting to take form in 3 major areas: Application performance communities, regulatory communities and location-based services communities.
5. Managed services are back on demand – with new flavor: Cloud computing
Managed services is on the rise again as cloud computing has re-fueled interest in outsourcing, as businesses want to benefit from cloud computing and need help in the process. Clients are now demanding infrastructure management services, as well as any other implementation of cloud-based services
So, there you go – 5 trends to watch in cloud computing to help your business in getting ready for 2012.