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.
Cloud solutions bring affordable efficiency to everyone, from enterprises to small businesses and even individuals, but I would argue they benefit small businesses the most. Every business starts out small and many maintain a small business identity. Starting a business is difficult with limited resources. Running a small business is expensive due to high infrastructure costs not supported by product/services scalability.
Psst! Mister. You wanna buy some cloud? Cloud computing that is. It is the wave of the future in the delivery of everything from computer software to media products to computer services. Market researcher The 451 Group estimates that revenue for infrastructure as a service, one of the two big categories of cloud computing will grow to $1.2 billion a year by 2013 from $200 million last year. Data storage in the cloud, the other big cloud computing segment, will see revenue climb to $1.7 billion in 2013 from $150 million in 2009, the group estimates.
BERWYN, PA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) - Boomi®, the Integration Cloud Company™, today announced the availability of trust.boomi.com, a new website that provides system availability, reliability and performance information to Boomi's global community of customers, application vendors and system integrators. The website provides current and historical performance data as well as access to incident reports and maintenance schedules.
The distributed, open-source SaaS model will expand the range of available software
Right now if you think about the way software-as-a-service is delivered, Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Google are the most commonly cited examples. All these companies deliver their software using what is known as the multi-tenant model. Just as multi-tenant software knocked on-premise vendors for a loop, new distributed, open-source models for delivery of SaaS software will have a powerful impact.