Posted on 06/25/13 by Cloud Calculator Staff
Confusion about cloud computing continues to dominate the landscape. For instance, during a recent Wakefield Research survey, only 16% of the respondents were able to correctly define the cloud. A stat that is made even more alarming when you consider that 29% of the survey respondents thought the cloud was somehow related to weather.
Even if you are not among those 29%, and instead have a working definition of what “cloud computing” means, your definition can still be at complete odds with someone else’s: And the trouble is both of you could be right.
And why is that? The cloud is available in an array of services and platforms. From hybrid to public to private and from SaaS to PaaS to IaaS, providers and buyers are using each of these terms when they describe the cloud.
Posted on 06/24/13 by Cloud Calculator Staff
The forecast for the cloud appears sunny and bright. Everyday organizations and individuals are turning to the cloud as their primary solution for storing data, sharing services and exchanging ideas. As evidence of this trend, the cloud computing market, which is currently hovering around $47 billion, is expected to hit $240 billion by 2020.
But is this type of growth sustainable? A look at the specific trends and buying behaviors taking place today may offer some insight:
Posted on 06/19/13 by Cloud Calculator Staff
It offers more than just costs saving
When reporting on the benefits of cloud computing, the advantage most often cited is related to cost savings. Unfortunately, despite the obvious attraction, listing monetary savings as the sole benefit is actually quite limiting. And even though reduced IT investment and maintenance costs have their allure, the result is that less focus is given to any of the additional, and often more important, advantages.
In reality, the Return on Investment in the cloud will far outpace any of the initial savings users may experience. In fact, over the course of time, the adoption of a cloud computing solution will help companies improve their business across a number of fields– including, but not limited to, Quality of Service (QoS), Scalability and Resource Savings: