Cloud Computing in 2013

As 2013 quickly approaches, big business are beginning to look into how they can incorporate cloud computing technology into their everyday operations for the upcoming year.

A recently posted article on GigaOm discussed what we can expect to see in cloud computing during the upcoming year. Here are a few highlights from the article:

  • AWS has a huge presence among many of the largest companies in the United States. Just about all of the Fortune 100 have dabbled to some extent in AWS. However, many in the finance and healthcare sectors have stayed away from the public cloud. As cloud computing increases to play a larger and larger role in business, and makes things more efficient  we should expect to see these two see these two sectors jump into the cloud computing trend.
  • As cloud computing continues to make hardware branding less relevant, many of the larger tech hardware companies such as Dell, EMC, and IBM are scrambling to continue to prove their relevance. However, the company that faces the biggest challenge is HP.
  • OpenStack’s relevance will grow, especially as an alternative to AWS. OpenStack is an open source software for building public and private clouds.
  • The scope of infrastructure will continue to expand – far beyond just data centers. In 2013, they will include not only the computers but the networks connecting them as well.

These were just my big takeaways from the article. Feel free to take a look at the rest of the article here.

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One Response to Cloud Computing in 2013

  1. mattpuls says:

    This article shows interesting ways that cloud computing will actually have a strong effect in the near future. The consequences faced by HP from the late adoption of cloud computing just how innovation is key in the quick-moving technology sector. The Onion even did a story on how HP is finally adopting the technology: http://www.theonion.com/video/hp-on-that-cloud-thing-that-everyone-else-is-talki,28789/
    The importance of the cloud is increasing and it is evident in the example of HP. It has become a make-or-break issue for HP, something that seemed so unimportant not long ago.

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