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2012 Cloudy Predictions - DevOps Tools Integration, PaaS Gets Overhyped

11.01.2011
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A nice cloud computing predictions roundup has appered just ahead of the 9th annual Cloud Expo in Silicon Valley.  The participants included DZone MVBs such as Brian Gracely of Cisco and Ellen Rubin of CloudSwitch.  Each cloud industry mogul was asked to give 5 predictions.

Here were a few from Brian Gracely:

1. PaaS becomes the overhyped buzzword for 2012, still needing another year to shake out competition in the market before companies begin making decisions on which platforms to adopt. Whoever can combine Java and .NET into an integrated PaaS platform, with options for modern web languages, will take a significant lead with developers.

4. 2012 is the year of "Enough VDI talk, let's create a SaaS desktop strategy".

5. One of the major infrastructure vendors combines OpenStack + the major open-source cloud tools (Chef/Puppet, Xen, etc.) into a unified package that can be deployed in-house (Private Cloud), on AWS (public cloud) or on their vendor-operated cloud, allowing customers to actually deploy cloud in any environment.


Mark Hinkle of Citrix predicts more businesses will use pay-as-you go IT services and that people with development and operations skills will be in high demand:

3. Less OPEX, More Opportunity – Much of the cloud conversation has dwelled on the fact that cloud (particularly, public cloud) shifted up-front capital investment (CAPEX) to pay-as-you go operating costs (OPEX). The conversations will shift as users realize the real power of the cloud is increased agility, shorter time to deployment and better efficiency. IT personnel with DevOps experience and understanding who can make this a reality will be in high demand.  -- Mark Hinkle

Check out the article for all of the predictions from the major cloud bloggers.

Source: http://www.sys-con.com/node/2040343