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THERE IS A NIMBUS AMONG US! : Cloud Predictions for 2010

January 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Well , folks , here are my predictions for the cloud scene in 2010.  Let’s see what the future might have in store for us ( if I had my way! ) 🙂

Sam Cherrington [ cool guy at Appistry ]  got me thinking about my own predictions. So, here they are:

  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] . 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


Please note that these views are entirely my personal views and do not reflect on anyone else. they may actually have come to me while I was wondering what to do one fine sunday night 🙂

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CCSW 2009: The ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop

January 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Hi All, found some interesting material on cloud security. This event was held in November this year in Chicago and has participation from Microsoft, NSA, etc. The links from the material is

Interesting discussions in the workshop. some similar ones are happening across the globe and there really seems like a void of information on what to do with sec. in a cloud environment, especially when you get to the SAAS layer with multi-tenancy. Or you could just have a financial institution as a customer and have to give them independent IAAS flavour as well. I will try to post and bring together multiple sources of information here. Please do share your views

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