2013 Cloud Computing Planning Guide: Rising Expectations

Archived Published: 01 November 2012 ID: G00245451

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Cloud computing continues to be a rapidly evolving and volatile market. In 2013, customer expectations will force IT organizations to adopt a hybrid-IT operating model that can host critical applications in the private cloud and can use public cloud services to increase business and IT agility.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
  • Introduction
  • Industry Overview
    • Macro Trends: Social, Mobile, Cloud and Information — The Nexus of Forces
    • Cloud Computing Trends
      • Provider Security, Availability, Performance Issues and Enterprise-Grade Cloud Services
      • Hybrid IT
      • Cloud Management Platforms
      • Hybrid Clouds
      • Cloud Application Design and the Evolution of the IaaS and PaaS Markets
      • SaaS: A Rapidly Growing and Fragmented Market
  • Setting Priorities
  • Recommended Reading
  • Notes
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