While the last several years can best be characterized as exploratory for most enterprises, cloud services and cloud platforms are now an undeniable part of the IT landscape.
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Google’s new Sustained-use Discounts returns that value to customers without the hassle of forecasting or predicting future cloud use. It’s a simple and highly compelling value - if you use more, you get a bigger discount, automatically.
In 2013, enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014,we will integrate it into our existing IT portfolios -- whether IT likes it or not. See Forrester's 10 predictions for cloud computing.
At this time 12 months ago, Forrester released our predictions for what changes in the market would be brought about by the maturing of cloud computing. Looking back on the year, we can now see that, while the promise of a maturing market was strong, maturity was by no means uniform and thus our predictions proved to be a mixed bag.
If you want to be the best in data center operations you are right to benchmark yourself against the cloud computing leaders – just don’t delude yourself into thinking you can match them.
Forrester estimates the US cloud computing industry could lose up to $180 billion by 2016 thanks to the NSA's PRISM project - but only if you believe that concerns about government spying trump the business benefits of going cloud.
There is a new administrator rising from within the business units who doesn't see private clouds as a linear progression from server virtualization, but instead as an extension of the public cloud.
We all know the conventional wisdom about cloud computing: it's cheap, fast and easy. But is it really that much cheaper? Or is it simply optics that make it appear cheaper?
To win in the cloud, you need to go native.
Your company is already using cloud services whether you like it or not, and trying to reverse history isn't an option. Encourage cloud consumption the right way by creating a policy that brings cloud use into the light where it can be monitored, managed and made better.