A common understanding of "cloud computing" is that it is continuously evolving, and the terminology and concepts used to define it often needs clarification. Media coverage can be vague or may not fully capture the extent of what cloud computing represents, sometimes reporting how companies are making their solutions available in the cloud or how cloud computing is the way forward, but not examining the characteristics, models, and services involved in understanding what is cloud computing. This research report introduces internet-based cloud computing, exploring the characteristics, service models, and deployment models in use today.
Benefits and Challenges Associated with Cloud Computing:
- Clouds are a new way of building IT infrastructures from dynamic pools of virtualized resources that are operated as low-touch IT services and are consumed in a modern, web-savvy way.
- Conceptually, cloud computing can be thought of as building resource abstraction and control on top of the hardware abstraction provided by virtualization.
- In most cases, cloud computing infrastructures will evolve in scope and complexity over time. Functions such as elastic provisioning, metering, and self-service will often be added as the environment matures and goes into full production.
- Cloud computing includes delivering services from multiple levels of the software stack. The most widely used taxonomy specifies Infrastructure-as-a-Service (e.g. compute and storage), Platform-as-a-Service (e.g. middleware and infrastructure automation), and Software-as-a-Service (applications). These levels may layer on top of each other but can also exist independently.
- Cloud computing can take place either on-premises (private cloud), as a shared, multi-tenant, off-premises resource (public cloud), or some combination of the two (hybrid cloud).
- Cloud computing is not just another name for virtualization. It builds on virtualization, and constructing a virtualized infrastructure will be the first step to a private cloud for many customers.
- A private cloud improves efficiency, helps organizations save money, and improves service levels relative to less flexible and dynamic IT infrastructures.
- Public clouds offer a pay-as-you-go pricing model for computing resources that customers do not need to own or operate themselves.
- Clouds take many forms because different customers or even different business units and applications within a single customer have vastly different requirements. One size doesn't fit all.
- Cloud infrastructure should support interoperability, open standards, and the ability to run existing applications in many different environments and on many different clouds.
- Clouds should provide flexibility for your organization and not lock you into a single vendor's solution.
This Research report aims to make sense of it all for audiences that haven't been deeply involved in the details of cloud computing as it has rapidly evolved. It lays out the characteristics of a cloud computing infrastructure. It discusses some of the things that cloud computing isn't, even if they're often conflated in customers and prospects minds. It describes the forms that cloud computing can take and how different types of technology providers and consumers of technology relate to each other.
1.1 Executive Summary
1.2 Topics Covered
1.3 Key Questions Answered
1.4 Key Findings
1.6 Target Audience
2. Global Cloud Services and Market Forecast 2017- 2021
2.1 Cloud Computing Market Segmentation
2.2 Growth of Cloud computing market
2.3 Cloud Market Situation and Service Providers half
2.4 Cloud Platforms, Ecosystem and Cloud Marketplace Figure 1 Global Cloud Market Forecast 2017-2020 (US$ Million)
2.5 Top reasons for adopting cloud computing Figure 2 Top reasons for Adopting Cloud Computing
2.6 Advancement Cloud Computing
2.7 Use Cases
2.8 Cloud Service Categories
2.9 Cloud Services Deployment Models
2.10 Cloud Adoption and Projected Growth 2017-2020
2.11 Trends in Cloud Solutions
2.12 The Path to Cloud Adoption
2.13 Benefits and Challenges of cloud
2.14 Cloud Adoption in Europe
2.15 Cloud Computing Trends
3. SaaS/ PaaS/ IaaS Global Cloud Market Forecast 2017-2021
3.1 Top Strategy Cloud
3.2 Cloud Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
3.3 Multiprovider IaaS/PaaS strategies
3.4 Three way to unlocking cloud value
3.5 IaaS Model and its Benefits
3.6 IaaS Deployment Challenges
3.7 PaaS Model and its Benefits
3.8 Cloud PaaS Platforms and its Service Providers
4. Global Cloud Delivery Models 2017-2021
4.1 What is a Virtual Private Cloud?
4.1.1 How is it different from a Private Cloud?
4.1.2 Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Benefits
4.1.3 Should you know about VPCs?
4.1.4 Who needs a VPC?
4.2 Need of Virtual Private Cloud
4.3 How to use Virtual Private Cloud
4.4 Difference between a VPN, VPS, and VPC
4.5 Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand
4.5.1 Components of Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand
4.6 Virtual Private Cloud Computing Vs Public Cloud Computing
4.7 Best Virtual Private Network (VPN) Services of 2017
4.8 Private Cloud Market
4.8.1. SaaS easy to Adopt in Private Cloud
4.9 Global Public Cloud Services Forecast 2017-2021
4.10 Public Cloud Revenue Forecast by segment 2017-2025 (US$ Billions)
4.11 Public Cloud Share of IaaS and PasS
4.12 Global Cloud IT Infrastructure Market 2017-2021
4.13 Hybrid Cloud and its Benefits
4.14 Barriers to Hybrid Cloud Adoption
4.15 The Hybrid Integration Reference Architecture Figure 14 Cloud Customer Hybrid and Integration Architecture
4.16 Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid Integration
5. Global Virtual Data Centre and Data Center Traffic 2017-2021
5.1 Virtual Data Center (VDC) Overview
5.2 Advantages of Virtual Data Center
5.3 Beyond The Virtual Data Center to the cloud
5.4 VDC Challenges To Adoption and management tools
5.5 Difference between VDC, cloud data center CDC and Private cloud (PC) Figure 15 Private Cloud Growth V/S Public Cloud Growth
5.6 Top Virtual Data Centre companies
5.7 Global Virtual Data Centre Market Forecast 2017-2021
5.8 Global Data Center Traffic 2017-2021
5.8.1 Cloud Computing Growth and Data Center Virtualization
5.8.2. Data Center Storage
5.8.3 Data in Data Centers, Big Data, and IoE
5.9 Hyperscale Data Center Growth Figure 16 Data Centre Growth 2017-2021
5.10 Hyperscale Data Centre Growth by Regional 2017-2021
5.11 Global Data Center IP Traffic 2017-2021
5.12 Global Data Center and Cloud IP Traffic Growth 2017-2021
6. Model of IoT & IoT-Cloud for Mobile Cloud Computing Applications
6.2 Internet of Things (IoT) with the cloud (IoT-Cloud)
6.3 Location-Based Interactive Model
6.4 Performance Evaluation
6.5 Cloud Services and Big Data
6.6 Most common scenarios Impact & Context
6.7 Suggested Controls and Mitigation
6.9 IoT, Connected Devices, and the Cloud 2017-2021
7. ICT Market Deployment in Europe 2017-2020
7.1 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in European Market
7.2 EU's funding programme Horizon 2020
7.3 ICT Priorities on Cloud Computing, IoT and 5G in European Market
7.4 Bulgarian ICT Market Overview
7.5 ICT Sector in Ireland
7.6 ICT Cloud Computing Strategy in Europe