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2014 Cloud Computing Predictions Round-Up | Part 1

Here are some of the more interesting predictions and surprising areas of agreement

As 2013 ended and 2014 began, the cloud prognosticators came out in true form, including AppZero CEO Greg O'Connor.  Here are some of the more interesting predictions and surprising areas of agreement.

Five Cloud Predictions of 2014

  1. Hybrid Cloud will dominate.
  2. Cloud security will ramp and organizations will bring their own security to the public cloud.
  3. Datacenters will be consolidated.
  4. 2014 is the year of PaaS.
  5. Lots of money will be spent on cloud computing!

Hybrid Cloud is the way to go according to Business Today :  "This year's catchwords will be "hybrid cloud," or the combination of both private and public cloud services. Analyst house Gartner released a report revealing that half of major enterprises will deploy hybrid cloud solutions by 2017.

Security concerns will drive encryption everywhere, says Richard Seroter, head of cloud product management, CenturyLink Cloud, in the Business Cloud News Prediction Roundup.

Data center consolidation will become the new driver for private cloud computing to enable even greater efficiencies and cost savings, ranked number nine on the list by Business News Daily.

According to Eric Knorr in Infoworld, enterprise developers will turn toward to PaaS, as more enterprises debut their own fancy Web and mobile apps, enterprise developers will see the benefits of such PaaS plays as Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Red Hat OpenShift, or SalesForce Heroku.

Sizing the market is always a favorite sport of industry watchers.  According to IDC's Predictions, cloud spending, including cloud services and the technology to enable these services will surge by 25% in 2014, reaching over $100B.

Bonus Prediction:  In an "Executive Viewpoint" in Virtual Strategy Magazine. AppZero CEO Greg O'Connor cites "Legacy Modernization" as a priority in 2014. With 10+million Windows Servers running WS2003, which reaches end of support next year, enterprises need a plan to move their WS 2003 production applications onto a newer platform over the next 18 months or accept the risks of running on an unsupported platform.

More Stories By Adine Deford

Adine Deford is the CMO for AppZero – the fastest and most flexible way to move workloads across clouds and datacenter servers, without re-engineering, re-installation, or lock-in. With more than two decades of technology marketing experience, she has a deep understanding of the power of “trigger events” in launching disruptive technologies. She predicts that the end of life for Windows Server 2003 scheduled for July 2015, will be the event that puts application migration, particularly cloud migration on the map. You can follow her on Twitter at @AdineDeford.

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