More and more small businesses are using the cloud to access markets more quickly, scale and grow without initial up-front costs needed for tradition IT infrastructures. Organisations that are not using the cloud need to start their cloud journey as soon as possible, particularly small and medium-sized businesses.
Cloud Computing has risen from an unheard of terminology to the base technology powering Dropbox, Amazon & Gmail.
But just how fast is Cloud Computing actually growing? Which are the best countries for Cloud environments?
In a podcast for TechTarget, William Toll, vice president of ProfitBricks, observes that even in 2015, 85% of applications still reside on-premises in the world's 8.6 million data centers. In the cloud's early days, moving an application to the cloud meant adapting it, a huge challenge for corporations with thousands of applications. Many simply could not run in a first-generation cloud.
While brand managers the world over complain about the deluge of data they need to make sense of these days, data scientists at CERN are trying to solve the mysteries of the universe using facilities like the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator. Sifting through billions of data points from a fire hose measurable in terabytes per second, the data challenges faced by CERN’s physicists dwarf those of most commercial entities.
General Electric plans to launch its own cloud crafted to handle industrial data and applications. On Tuesday, GE will formally announce Predix Cloud which it is building specifically to handle the types of data generated by jet engines, MRI scanners, power generation equipment, and other heavy-duty gear.