Cloud Computing: 10 Hot Trends in Cloud Data for 2012
Existing Storage Continues to Be Used
For most companies, the notion of moving all their data to the cloud is not feasible. However, continuously expanding data storage is fueling a need for more capacity. What better way to address this need than with cloud storage? The benefits are access to a secure, limitless pool of storage capacity that never requires upgrade/replacement and reduces capital expense.
When 2010 came to a close, the development of new private and hybrid cloud systems was on everybody's trending-up list. Now, as 2011 plays out, we can see that those predictions were generally correct; it was indeed a year of cloud adoption. Thousands of new clouds were architected, built and deployed during the last 12 months, and they came online in all size markets. So where is trending headed for the next 12 months? Most of the IT business prognosticators are in agreement on at least one thing: The curve for cloud-based IT purchasing is going to continue "up and to the right." There are too many cost, deployment and monitoring benefits involved for companies to ignore this. With this as a backdrop, eWEEK presents here a few predictions for 2012 in the cloud infrastructure space. Our resource is TwinStrata CEO and co-founder Nicos Vekiarides. TwinStrata provides the CloudArray storage-area network (SAN) that comes either as a cloud service or on a commodity server and can be plugged right into a data center. CloudArray finds data stores wherever they are and integrates them.