Cloud Computing: 11 Expert Predictions for Cloud IT in 2011
There's little question that cloud IT came into its own in 2010. During the last couple of years, most of the research, testing, re-testing and quality assurance work on this new phase of IT has been completed at the high-performance computing and large enterprise level, and midrange and smaller enterprises are now following suit. Services developed for public- and private-cloud-related IT are now handling workloads that used to be processed exclusively onsite in numerous enterprise departments. Generally, we are talking about workloads from departments such as sales and marketing, human resources and financial; entire supply chains involving other companies are working within protected private cloud systems. In this slide show, eWEEK, with the assistance of data management software provider Aprigo, brings you a collection of predictions from known and respected authorities, including company founders, chief technical people and a systems administrator or two.