North Bridge Venture Partners announced the results of its 2nd annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. The survey was supported by 39 industry collaborators spanning companies in all stages of growth from established leaders to startups. A total of 785 respondents weighed in on current industry perceptions, sentiments and emerging trends in cloud computing. Notable collaborators include: Amazon Web Services, Citrix, Eucalyptus, Rackspace, SAP and VMWare.
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Cloud computing has been described as a technological change brought about by the convergence of a number of new and existing technologies. The promise of cloud computing is identified primarily by the following key technical characteristics: