Thursday, 29 April 2010

Cloud Computing to Grow to "Billions and Billions"

No Matter How You Measure It, Cloud Computing is Getting Big

The BBC recently intoned that Cloud Computing's role in software development will double its revenues in the UK by 2012 and exceen 1 billion British pounds ($1.5 billion). Cloud currently consumes about 7.5 percent of an 8-billion-pound ($12-billion) market; its growth is said to be predicated on the growth of Google Apps.

Meanwhile, IDC came out late last year with a prediction that Cloud Computing services will maintain a CAGR of 26 percent through 2013, rising to a total in excess of $44 billion worldwide. These numbers encompass application software, application development and deployment software, systems infrastructure software, and server and disk storage capacity; they don't consider private-cloud installations.

IDC's Mary Johnston Turner, research director for enterprise system management software at IDC, said in announcing the IDC numbers, "As more and more organizations implement public cloud and SaaS solutions they will need access to monitoring capabilities that provide end-to-end visibility across internally run applications and public services and can be deployed just as quickly as the services they are monitoring."

Then there is the forecast from Global Industry Analysts, which says Cloud Computing will be a $222.5 billion per year industry by 2014.

By whatever measure, the momentum of Cloud Computing from Cloud Expo in New York in late April will continue, with the next events coming up in Prague June 21-22 and Santa Clara November 1-4.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2010 West, November 1-4, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conferences and exhibitions in Prague June 21-22 and Santa Clara November 1-4.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced, more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

The four-day Santa Clara event will attract more than 6,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors on a 120,000 sq ft show floor, larger than Cloud Expo 2010 East, New York City event!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented in the6th and 7th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will attending Cloud Expo."

Original Article - Cloud Computing Journal

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