Menu
Cloud computing gaining momentum in 2013: Ovum

Cloud computing gaining momentum in 2013: Ovum

Public, private and hybrid cloud models increasing in adoption, as are services and applications.

The global cloud computing market will continue to grow in 2013 as enterprises look to reduce costs and boost innovation, according to analyst firm Ovum.

In its 2013 Trends to Watch: Cloud Computing report, Ovum has forecast that public, private and hybrid cloud models are evolving and becoming enterprise grade.

Enterprises to “get real” about cloud in 2013:Forrester

Cloud 101: Australia’s cloud outlook

Need for more Australian specialist cloud providers: CIO study

According to Ovum Software UK senior analyst Laurent Lachal, the emergence of cloud computing ecosystems will also take place this year.

“Public clouds are increasingly approached not only as technology delivery platforms but also as ecosystem hubs for cloud service providers and consumers,” he said in a statement.

“These public clouds offer a new way to accelerate participation in the rapidly evolving social networking and mobile solution ecosystems of the Internet age.”

Big data

The Ovum report also predicts that data will be the new cloud computing `oil’ during 2013. According to Lachal, this is because cloud computing services, and the social or mobile applications that cloud platforms underpin, generate a lot of data which in turn requires cloud services and applications to make sense of it.

“This trend connects with and fuels other industry trends such as the Internet of Things, open government data, consumerisation of IT, and, last but not least, big data,” he said.

“The market’s attention under the big data banner, is currently mostly focused on technology issues, but from 2013 onwards there will be growing interest in the cultural shift required by vendors and enterprises to turn data into a resource to manage and monetise.”

This management will include data abstraction from underlying IT systems, sharing within and outside the enterprise, and valuation via a model from cloud service providers such as Accenture.

“Some vendors played the cloud data card early , but the cloud data production, brokerage, and consumption ecosystem is still in the making and will continue to evolve over the next five years,” Lachal said.

Follow Hamish Barwick on Twitter: @HamishBarwick

Follow CIO Australia on Twitter and Like us on Facebook… Twitter: @CIO_Australia, Facebook: CIO Australia, or take part in the CIO conversation on LinkedIn: CIO Australia


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags cloud computingbig datatrendsovum

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments