The Next-Generation of Cloud Computing
Understanding what is next for cloud computing is crucial for businesses at all levels because the
cloud isn’t just for techies anymore. Managers are responding to the real opportunities that the
cloud offers to develop new business models, forge closer ties with customers, and use the
expertise of employees and partners. From a technology that was initially adopted for efficiency
and cost savings, the cloud has emerged into a powerhouse of innovation throughout
The next-generation of cloud computing will deliver value to the business faster by automating
everything from request to deployment and configuration — and do so up and down the stack
and across the entire infrastructure. In order for the next-generation of computing to achieve
these goals, there are five platform requirements:
1. A management platform that engenders a high degree of service flexibility
2. A platform that can support multiple constituencies
3. A platform that is not tied to a single infrastructure
4. An intelligent platform
5. A platform that is integrated with your existing enterprise management technology and
What is next for Cloud Computing?
Introduction of Cloud of Clouds or Intercloud: A new model for cloud computing
services based on the idea of combining many different individual clouds into one
seamless mass in terms of on-demand operations. The intercloud would simply make sure
that a cloud could use resources beyond its reach, by taking advantage of pre-existing
contracts with other cloud providers.
More implementation of OpenStack : OpenStack software delivers a massively
scalable cloud operating system. It is an open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
initiative for creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers in a cloud
computing environment. The goals of the OpenStack initiative are to support
interoperability between cloud services and allow businesses to build cloud services in
their own data centers. One of the greatest selling points of OpenStack is its incredible
flexibility and versatility.
Big data as a service (BDaaS) is a term typically used to refer to services that offer
analysis of large or complex data sets, using the cloud hosted services. Similar types of
services include software as a service (SaaS) or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), where
specific big data as a service options are used to help businesses handle what the IT world
calls big data, or sophisticated aggregated data sets that provide a lot of value for today’s
companies. Recently IBM announced a new business unit for launching Watson based
cloud computing service named as Watson Discovery Advisor to help the researcher from
different fields who want to analyze the gigantic volumes of data to find out the result
pattern for developing the research ideas. This platform is based on IBM Watson, the
cognitive application system available through cloud computing platform of the
Platforms-as-a-Service Continue to Grow: More companies will be looking to adopt
PaaS solutions in the upcoming years. PaaS allows businesses to lower IT costs while
speeding up application development through more efficient testing and deployment.
Graphics as a Service: Running high-end graphics applications typically requires
massive hardware infrastructure, but cloud computing is changing that. With emerging
cloud-based graphics technologies, end-users will run graphically intense applications
using nothing more than a web browser.
More Hybrid Cloud adoption: Hybrid Cloud is a combination of the Private Cloud and
Public Cloud enabling IT to utilize on premise and cloud based infrastructure seamlessly
for cost reduction, bursting, disaster recovery and other use cases. The key to Hybrid
Cloud acceptance in the marketplace is providing this “seamless” capability for all
applications, including those production applications that are core to the business.
Cloud as the innovation platform for Mobile, Social, and Big Data: Cloud technology
provides a common platform for Mobile; Social and Big Data applications to cross
pollinate as well as enhance and extend existing investments. Cloud as innovation
platform will give businesses the agility to respond quickly to new innovations, e.g.
wearable technology or speech & gesture interaction with applications..
The Internet of Things Takes Off: Look for the Industrial Internet (a.k.a. the Internet of
Things) to start transforming operations in few coming years, as solutions combining
intelligent machines, big data analytics, and end-user applications begin to roll out across
major industries. Cloud computing platforms will play a big role in creating the next
generation of intelligent, software-defined machines that are operable and controllable
entirely from centralized, remote locations.
BYOD and the Personal Cloud in Enterprise IT: The BYOD movement is already
hitting enterprise environments and is expected to expand beyond 2014. As end-users put
more of their own data into personal cloud services for syncing, streaming, and storage,
IT executives are finding ways to incorporate personal cloud services in the enterprise
environment through techniques such as (MDM): Mobile Device Management.
Better Identity Management in the Cloud: Cloud services offer accessibility,
convenience, high-power, and redundancy, but with cloud-based applications taking over
businesses, there’s a need to rethink security policies. Look for identity management
solutions to bring new paradigms of security to the cloud in 2014 and beyond.
More Software-Defined Hardware. In order for servers, storage, and networking
equipment to behave like one big "machine," where applications can assume massive
scalability, the entire infrastructure must be virtualized and centrally controllable, that is,
software-defined. Ultimately this trend goes beyond SDN (Software Defined Networks)
to include every system in the data center. Advanced software control schemes pioneered
by public cloud providers will continue to trickle down to the enterprise.
Four heavyweight tech companies are translating their ambitions in the future of cloud
computing into investments in their cloud computing services: IBM, Microsoft, Amazon and
Google are all expected to spend more than $1 billion annually on their global networks in the
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