Automation, Enterprise Adoption and SLAs to Drive Cloud Growth in 2011

Datapipe, a provider managed services and infrastructure for IT and cloud
computing, issued a report outlining three cloud computing trends for 2011. The
company sees major trends for the coming year including the increased adoption
to cloud computing by large enterprise organizations, increased market demand
and delivery of service-level agreements (SLAs) for guaranteed performance and
reliability, and improved automation and governance that moves cloud computing
beyond raw infrastructure to solve specific business domain challenges.

While enterprise adoption of cloud computing progressed in 2010, 2011 will be
the year when industry giants from across the spectrum — including major
financial institutions, pharmaceuticals and retailers — will migrate major
internal and external IT systems to the cloud, the report predicted. According
to Datapipe research, moving beyond the "dev/test" and
"R&D" use cases, more projects will be deployed to include
mainstream and mission-critical IT applications and services. "This adoption
will be spurred by advancements in security, compliance, and the availability
of new managed cloud offerings that enable greater governance, faster adoption
and 24x7x365 operations support," the report noted.

In 2011, Datapipe researchers said they expect to see new products and services
that focus not just on general IT needs, but also on opportunities related to
specific industries and verticals. As the value chain between cloud
providers, ISVs and managed services continues to take shape and evolve,
experts in industries such as health care, gaming and financial services will
offer new solutions that leverage cloud computing technology to meet the
specific IT requirements of these communities, the report predicted.

For more, read the eWeek article: Enterprise Adoption, SLAs, Automation to Drive Cloud in 2011: Report.

CIO Insight Staff
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