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3 Key Trends Shaping Cloud Computing
MGI Research, June 2011, Pages: 6
This report examines the three dominant themes that are beginning to define the speed and trajectory of cloud computing: A - the shift from confrontation to collaboration between central IT and cloud vendors, B - the increasing complexity of cloud migration options and strategies and their impact on virtualization, and C - the dramatically rising focus on cloud security and management issues by both central IT as well as the LOB buyers of cloud services. The publisher expects the pace of adoption for cloud computing to accelerate. The current shift from confrontation to collaboration between central IT and the cloud providers, signals a removal of a significant road-block to cloud adoption. The challenges posed by cloud security and management issues are serious, but are not the insurmountable barriers to broader adoption of cloud computing. Both the cloud as well as virtualization are driving a redefinition of the requirements landscape for security and management tools. This disruption creates a growth opportunity for cloud start-ups and a challenge for incumbent vendors of software and security tools such as CA, BMC, HPQ and IBM. The publisher expects the re-acceleration in this space to benefit RAX, AMZN, CRM, CNQR, TLEO, KNXA, as well as the cybersecurity vendor group. This report is a must read for anyone interested in gaining an in-depth insight of the current business and technical trends that are shaping the opportunity for cloud computing.
This research note examines three key trends shaping cloud computing – and they are not what you think. A must-read report for busy executives seeking insight into rapidly changing IT buyer and vendor decision criteria and spending plans for 2H11 and into 2012. The publisher's data indicates an acceleration in the pace cloud computing adoption rates. The most recent shift from confrontation-to-collaboration between central IT and cloud providers indicates the removal of a major obstacle to cloud adoption. While outages and security issues are serious and altering key user/vendor business practices, they are not proving to be major barriers to wide-spread adoption. Cloud computing and virtualization are driving a re-definition of requirements for security and management tools. This disruption opens a massive opportunity for startups, and an unforeseen risk to incumbent software and security vendors like BMC, CA, HPQ, and IBM. MGI expects the accelerated cloud activity to produce outsize benefits to AMZN, RAX, CRM, CNQR, TLEO, and KNXA, as well as the cyber-security category as a whole.
- Key Issues
Trend 1 - Increasing Role of IT
Trend 2 - Cloud Strategies Becoming More Complex
- Chart - Virtualization vs Cloud Migration Strategies
Trend 3 - Security is an Issue, but not a Barrier
- Bottom line
- Hewlett Packard