Cloud computing blogger Chirag Mehta and Constellation Research Group published a list of their cloud computing predictions for 2011. According to Mehta, the public cloud adoption stalling temporarily, the spread of the app store model in the enterprise, the convergence of Development-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service and an overall simplification of the technology landscape as some of the most important trends in cloud computing in 2011.
See below Metha's predictions for 2011:
- Most new procurement will be replaced with cloud strategies
- Private clouds will serve as a stepping stone to public clouds
- Cloud customers will stop saying "the cloud is not secured" and start asking hard questions about how the cloud can be secured
- Public cloud adoption will be temporarily reduced by concerns about cybersecurity. Private clouds will be kept for security and backups.
- A transition from best-of-breed purpose-built applications to "cloud mega stacks" will occur.
- App stores will be the predominate channel for application deployment
- User experience and scale will no longer be mutually exclusive
- Custom application development will shift to the cloud
- Development-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service will merge
- Integration vendors will be expected to offer integration beyond data
- Consumer tech features such as social business platforms, mobile enterprise capabilities, predictive analytical models and unified communications will continue to proliferate in the enterprise
- Customers will demand better virtualization
- The overall technology landscape will simplify thanks to the cloud
- Archiving and data management will be core competencies for cloud users
What do you think of these predictions?