11 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2011


Household Names Will Bet Big On The Cloud

"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. 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."

-- Ed Laczynksi, Vice President, Cloud Strategy & Architecture, Datapipe