Executive Commentary: Cloud Computing Milestones for 2010

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More than 25 percent of Yankee Group survey respondents say they expect at least a third of their infrastructure to move to cloud computing in the next 12 months, but company-wide adoption remains low. To uncover what lies ahead for cloud computing in 2010, Yankee Group interviewed executives from 25 cloud computing pioneers—including early cloud service providers, telecom operators, and infrastructure and software vendors. Their unique perspectives and key strategies tout the power of the cloud and offer a view into its impact: Is cloud computing an evolution or a revolution?

In this webinar, Yankee Group analysts Zeus Kerravala and Agatha Poon join a panel of experts, from Arista, Sybase and Microsoft, to explore the cloud marketplace and reveal the key technology milestones and metrics that matter for 2010.

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Executive Commentary: Cloud Computing Milestones for 2010

  1. 1. Executive Commentary: Cloud Computing Milestones for 2010 Zeus Kerravala, Distinguished Research Fellow Agatha Poon, Senior Analyst Feb. 24, 2010
  2. 2. Discussion Panel Doug Hauger General Manager, Windows Azure, Microsoft Raj Nathan Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Sybase Agatha Poon Senior Analyst, Yankee Group Jayshree Ullal President and CEO, Arista
  3. 3. Agenda Clouds in 2010 What Is Cloud Computing? Defining 2010 Milestones Cloud Barriers Recommendations for Enterprises Q&A
  4. 4. Clouds in 2010: Evolution or Revolution? <ul><li>Two main schools of thought </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolutionary: Cloud computing not as a momentous change, but as a progressive transformation of existing technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revolutionary: Cloud computing changes everything </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The two schools of thought about cloud computing coincide with enterprise viewpoints </li></ul>Cloud Computing: Enterprise Perceptions Source: Yankee Group Anywhere Enterprise--Large: 2009 U.S. Transforming Infrastructure and Transforming Applications Survey, Wave 1-12
  5. 5. Discussion: What Is Cloud Computing? <ul><li>What elements are important </li></ul><ul><li>to include when defining cloud? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you envision cloud as an </li></ul><ul><li>evolution or a revolution? </li></ul>Doug Hauger General Manager, Windows Azure, Microsoft Raj Nathan Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Sybase Agatha Poon Senior Analyst, Yankee Group Jayshree Ullal President and CEO, Arista
  6. 6. Cloud Computing: Key Characteristics <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Pay as you go </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Instant provisioning </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualized information </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tenanted </li></ul><ul><li>Service-level agreements (SLAs) </li></ul>Dynamically scalable virtualized information services delivered on-demand over the Internet
  7. 7. What Is Cloud Computing? Exploring Cloud Computing Through Multiple Lenses Developing a unified definition of cloud computing is key to bringing clarity—and customers—to a cloudy market
  8. 8. Discussion: Defining 2010 Milestones <ul><li>In 2010, what will be the </li></ul><ul><li>signposts that cloud computing is </li></ul><ul><li>progressing successfully? </li></ul>Doug Hauger General Manager, Windows Azure, Microsoft Raj Nathan Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Sybase Agatha Poon Senior Analyst, Yankee Group Jayshree Ullal President and CEO, Arista
  9. 9. When Aspirations Meet Realities Cloud providers have sky’s-the-limit hopes for market adoption, but enterprise customers are at a different altitude . Strong demand for advanced orchestration tools A major shift to cloud computing from traditional IT Corporate private cloud deployment stimulates uptake Ability to deliver security SLAs Aspiration Security and availability are the biggest challenges preventing the adoption of cloud services Cloud computing-related spending continues to be tight Private clouds are both opportunities and challenges Enterprises are looking for solutions to hide the complexity of cloud management Reality Check
  10. 10. Cloud Computing Investment Will Stay Tactical Next 12 months Next 24 months A third to one-half of IT budget spent on cloud services Source: Yankee Group Anywhere Enterprise: 2009 U.S. Transforming Infrastructure and Transforming Applications Survey, Wave 1-12, Large and SMB 12% of enterprises 9% of SMBs 20% of enterprises 17% of SMBs 84% of enterprises 84% of SMBs 65% of enterprises 65% of SMBs More than half of IT budget spent on cloud services 5% of enterprises 6% of SMBs 15% of enterprises 17% of SMBs Less than a third of IT budget spent on cloud services Note: Numbers are rounded
  11. 11. Defining 2010 Milestones Will a Growth Story Unfold in 2010? Near-term opportunities lie in solutions that provide a quick fix for existing IT challenges or deliver measurable business results in a short period of time
  12. 12. Discussion: Cloud Barriers <ul><li>What are some of the major barriers </li></ul><ul><li>for cloud computing in 2010? </li></ul><ul><li>Will cloud computing make </li></ul><ul><li>network equipment – network </li></ul><ul><li>switches, servers, etc. – obsolete? </li></ul>Doug Hauger General Manager, Windows Azure, Microsoft Raj Nathan Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Sybase Agatha Poon Senior Analyst, Yankee Group Jayshree Ullal President and CEO, Arista
  13. 13. Mixed Blessings in the Cloud: Trends for 2010 Cloud providers will be able to grow mindshare but not market share in 2010 Private clouds are both opportunities and challenges Telecom providers will step up to close the gap between public and private cloud environments Cloud providers and infrastructure builders will invest in security and compliance management The collaboration between infrastructure builders and software vendors will intensify The cloud venture is on, but enterprises will remain tactical.
  14. 14. Discussion: Recommendations for Enterprises <ul><li>What is your top recommendation for </li></ul><ul><li>enterprises seeking to capitalize on </li></ul><ul><li>cloud in 2010? </li></ul>Doug Hauger General Manager, Windows Azure, Microsoft Raj Nathan Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Sybase Agatha Poon Senior Analyst, Yankee Group Jayshree Ullal President and CEO, Arista
  15. 15. Q&A <ul><li>Download a free copy of the report by registering as a Yankee Group guest </li></ul><ul><li>“ Clouds in 2010: Vendor Optimism Meets Enterprise Realities ” (Jan. 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.yankeegroup.com/cloudsIn2010.do </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzes in-house enterprise survey data </li></ul><ul><li>Features interviews with top-level executives from 25 companies in the IT and communications industry: </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank You www.yankeegroup.com Read analyst blogs at blogs.yankeegroup.com Watch analyst videos at youtube.com/yankeegroup Follow us on Twitter: @YankeeGroup Fan Yankee Group at facebook.com Zeus Kerravala, Distinguished Research Fellow [email_address] Agatha Poon, Senior Analyst [email_address] Upcoming Yankee Group webinar: Emerging Markets and Next-Gen Broadband March 30, 2010 | 11am ET Register at www.yankeegroup.com

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