Cloud computing is seemingly everywhere. This Research Report provides users, vendors, and investors with a simple definition of cloud computing, identifies its key attributes and enabling technologies, and separates the signal from the noise as cloud computing emerges as the dominant business and IT theme in 2011.
This 14 page report contains a "crash course" on cloud computing. It identifies the five key attributes of cloud computing, the real growth drivers, and examines the risks and hidden opportunities in the cloud. Further, it dispels most common myths - e.g. cloud computing is not a single market. This report provides an objective view of what the cloud really is, what it isn't, what comprises cloud computing and its benefits, and examines the likely paths to success that companies will take as it relates to business spending on cloud-related products and services.
- Cloud Computing Key Issues
- A Definition for Cloud Computing
- The Five Attributes of Cloud Computing
- The Promise and Key Drivers of Cloud Computing
- Key Enablers of Cloud Computing
- The Architecture of Cloud Computing and How it will Evolve
- Types of Clouds and Deployment Modalities
- How Does Cloud Computing Compare to Prior Computing Models
- The Cloud and SaaS SweetSpot
- Bottom Line