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Top 10 Cloud Computing Trends

Cloud Computing Trends

People, companies, businesses, and organizations are fast shifting to cloud computing from client-server model. It is very hard to guess what cloud computing will exactly look like in the future or how it will bring changes in IT. However, we can see some trends, IT and business world are setting in cloud computing.

Following are the top 10 trends observed in cloud-computing:

Building Private Clouds

Larger organizations and enterprises are building their own private computing cloud. IBM’s “Blue Cloud” is such an example. Microsoft introduced its private cloud just last month. Private clouds are huge datacenters possessing information and data of all types. They remove the security concerns about cloud computing.

Shift in IT skills of the Professionals

With the paradigm shift from client server model to the cloud computing model, IT workers will need new sets of skills. They won’t have to operate and maintain IT infrastructure, but now they will have to know how to extract and use the best information from computing clouds.

Down-sizing of IT Departments

It departments of organizations will shrink hugely both in infrastructure and number of workers. With the advent of cloud computing, business firms will no longer need too many workers and resources for doing all the IT related tasks, but now they will be using cloud computing services.

Decrease of Concerns about Security Risks



The concern about security risk of cloud computing will greatly decrease once it is fully implemented and understood. Many people say placing organization’s data and information on the same servers may increase security risks; they also say that when you store your data and information to cloud computing vendors, hackers may try to get it from there. In fact, this process only needs to be mature and a sense of trust needs to be developed between vendors and clients. There may be cryptographic techniques, skill level of vendors’ staff to ensure the security and some new methods may be devised to solve this issue.

Consultancy services along with the main Services

In order to attract more and more clients, cloud computing vendors would also offer professional services other than the actual services agreed in the contact. This will add expertise to organizations’ employees working with those services. Successforce of Salesforce.com is a good example of such services. NetSuite also provides such free consultancy services to its customers.

SMB’s and Large Enterprise on Cloud

Some cloud computing vendors such as NetSuite are leasing the power and applications for SMB’s. By leasing Microsoft’s Great Plains software they did not have to acquire and implement all the hardware, software and skilled workers required to run their Great Plains in-house.

More Customizable Cloud Computing Resources

At present cloud computing is implemented by using best practices in standard ways. In the future with more progress in this paradigm, cloud computing will be operating with more flexibility in almost every field, rather than CRM and business applications alone. This will bring customization in cloud computing services in the coming years.

Large Enterprises as Part-time cloud computing vendors

The enterprises which have huge IT infrastructure and reasonable resources will build their own clouds and lease them to other suppliers and customers hence earning extra profit from that. Amazon.com is already doing it for some years now.

Cloud Computing will bring Innovation

Today a large number of innovative computing projects are stalled only because of lack of resources like infrastructure, skilled workers, and energy and cost requirements. But cloud computing will solve this problem by introducing giant datacenters. They will be primarily required for fulfilling the need of vendors’ customers, but it will not be any problem for huge datacenters to assist in innovative and large computing projects as well.

Only Browser Needed

In the future you will need only a browser on your desktop and through it you will be able to use and run everything present in the cloud.

By Glenn Blake

About Glenn Blake

Glenn Blake is a writer for CloudTweaks and has been writing about technology trends for over 25 years.

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