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Looking through the Crystal Ball? Cloud predictions by Appistry

Found some interesting cloud forecasts by the folks down at Appistry. Seems like some might definitely come true…but some I am not too sure about. Eucalyptus not having any business? Hmmmm…maybe the open source would work J


What do you think? What are your predictions?

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  1. January 13, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Shantanu,

    I’m glad you found the predictions interesting! Just want to be clear that what we’ve done is aggregate the various cloud predictions that we’ve found from around the community. The one you mentioned is from Michael Cote at the analyst firm Redmonk.

    What are your predictions? We’d be happy to add them to the round-up!


    • January 21, 2010 at 1:40 am

      Hi Sam,

      thanks for the comment and sorry for the late reply. I acknowledge that the above predictions are meant to be a round up and not the appistry opinion per say. Here are my predictions. what do you think?

      1.India and Asia to grow exponentially in the use of cloud computing for solutions ( in its various forms : SAAS, IAAS, PAAS) . This should be more so in the SMB areas and the fact that entrepreneurs and freelancers galore will help the budding startups to first go the cloud way.

      2.Traditional Enterprise Software players will release more and more on demand solution fighting for the market share sector by sector [ read desktop, collaboration, BI] . Salesforce.com to see more competitors round up. Although, its business wouldn’t see a decline in growth rate as well

      3.VMWare to become one of the standard virtualization and specifically cloud base platform for the enterprise. This might also boom the use of cloud solution providers like Eucalyptus etc.

      4.Cloud Providers will see their first really big temp. failures in 2010. This includes security and availability based issues, ( example, like the Amazon outage last year )

      5.Cloud Methodologies will become more visible with organizations and services companies building “ how to do it the cloud way” services and best practices[ read enterprise implementations]

      6.Software vendors including enterprise software vendors will focus more on building applications ground up more scalable [ read : ready for the cloud] link to point 2]

      7.System Integrators for all solutions to use private cloud computing to lure the quick win for SMBs and finally large enterprises with innovative solutions

      8.Small and Medium sized enterprises to lead the way in quick Green IT (reducing carbon impact) . Virtualization and the cloud will be the tools.

      9.BI in the cloud to become a reality for many emerging countries. This will start to become the choice in enterprises as well

      let me know what you think.


  2. January 21, 2010 at 1:51 am
  3. January 24, 2010 at 6:45 am

    These are great. I’ve added them to our list of predictions.

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