Despite spying rumors, cloud computing still pushing ahead
The United States cloud market is expected to witness a gradual increase over the next several years. Although issues over covert government surveillance are expected to deter industry growth, such concerns have largely dissipated. Corporations still want to conduct business, which typically entails operating through a cloud server or related environment.
According to Wired, industry professionals predicted that Edward Snowden's revelations about the nefarious actions of the National Security Agency would cost cloud computing companies $22 billion to $35 billion in business over the next three years, particularly vendors in the U.S. On the contrary, some companies have witnessed an estimated 62 percent increase in adoption over the past two years.
Privacy concerns and data confidentiality remain an issue, but these worries are largely being mitigated by industry professionals and, ironically, U.S. federal authorities. FISMA and other related network protection acts continue to receive updates that are assuring businesses they can keep conducting such operations.
Of course, the fears initiated by Snowden have subsided due to the constant need to compete. Even amid the criticisms of the NSA surrounding the initial allegation, corporations were willing to take risks in order to benefit from increased flexibility, big data analysis and enhanced communication capabilities.
A world without an in-house deployment?
Small and mid-sized businesses, as well as multi-billion dollar enterprises, have experimented with and deployed private, hybrid and public cloud platforms - depending on what exact service they're looking for. The interest in the technology isn't expected to abate, either.
Dan Kusnetzky, a contributor to ZDNet, reported that Datacenter Dynamics has invited him to present at the upcoming Converged conference in New York City on March 11. The assembly will focus on data center initiatives, analyzing data conducted by research firms, public organizations and private companies. The conference will discuss the prevalence of mobile applications, the transition to the hyper data center and case studies.
Kusnetzky claimed that he would be discussing the advent of cloud computing, and it's impact on the global stage. He claimed that he will detail the history of the cloud, where it belongs and which solution is the best choice for particular kinds of organizations.
The professional alluded to the possibility that the future may not be bright for on-premise deployments. Some organizations are claiming that more data means more market information. To a degree, this estimation is largely true. Entire marketing campaigns have been adjusted around the results produced by predicative analytics tools hosted on cloud environments.
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