Cloud computing deployment and development is gaining momentum around the world as the true potential of this technology reveals itself. It has become one of the fastest growing areas for the IT sector and cloud computing solutions are being adopted by enterprises; government and consumers alike.
For enterprises, the development of cloud computing takes the form of a business transition and company strategies and policies need to be changed before its potential can be monetised by businesses. Cloud computing should be seen as a valuable business tool – one that will differentiate the company from others.
Cloud security and privacy are issues which require scrutiny and there are growing concerns about data “ownership”. If these concerns can be overcome, along with the right standardisations and infrastructure put in place - then we will really see this industry thrive. The report explores some of the key issues and trends surrounding cloud computing. It provides key global statistics and a case study on cloud computing in China.
In early 2013 around 5% of the top 1000 companies worldwide use cloud services; PaaS is currently concentrated on the developed markets but will eventually reach developing markets as the technology matures; Safety and security concerns are leading towards companies taking a “multi-cloud” approach and using two or more cloud solutions in order to minimise risk if one of the services becomes compromised in any way.