Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cloud trends for 2013

Cloud trends for 2013 | TechRepublic: "The Infrastructure-as-a-Service market, while still growing strongly and attracting new competitors, isn’t really the focus for most cloud vendors. The places where everyone wants to be are the Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service markets, where there are much better margins to be had. In fact, even Amazon and Rackspace, arguably the two leaders in the IaaS market, are quickly launching new services focused on the upper layers of the cloud stack: Amazon with its myriad cloud services beyond EC2 and S3, and Rackspace with Cloud Databases. This trend of new services that move further away from the infrastructure layer will continue throughout 2013. Companies looking to move upmarket, however, face many of the same challenges they faced when first moving into the cloud computing market: explaining the services and how they work to customers, convincing them of the benefits of adopting these services in place of their traditional counterparts, and so on. As I mentioned before, 2013 has everything to be another exciting year in the cloud computing "

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