Amazon Web Services has existed for 10 years and during its decade of existence, the cloud has evolved into a virtual necessity for many businesses. Given the importance that the cloud has become for IT professionals, experts are lead to analyze and predict what the cloud will look like over the next five years.
The Current Cloud
William Fellows, vice president and co-founder of 451 Research, suggests that the value of the cloud (including IaaS and PaaS) is around $13 billion per year in revenue. While this may seem like a huge sum, it’s good to remember that some of the larger companies around the world spend that much a year on their IT budget alone.
Additionally, as the cloud continues to grow, the cheaper cloud prices we’re experiencing now will fade away and the prices of cloud computing will increase. This suggests that companies will have the chance to break in on the ground floor and establish themselves in the cloud before prices increase.
Differences in the Cloud
HfS Research managing director Tom Reuner notes that the cloud isn’t a single entity—the cloud can be very different for different organizations. This is especially true of those that were “born” using the cloud and those that struggle.
Reuner also points out that there are continued debates on whether the cloud is moving past the idea of cost-saving and into a new cloud world of maturity with a focus on workload and agility. Furthermore, Reuner suggests that on-demand IT will continue to develop and that the cloud will be a crucial building block to facilitate this.
As you can see, cloud computing is important to many businesses. For this reason, it is vital if your business is going to integrate the cloud into your company. You need to have access to all of the new information and technology surrounding the cloud. The best way to do this is to contact the professionals at Bizmosis and see which services we can offer your business.