Information Week, 12/29/14
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers. It's that time of year again: From the enterprise's land rush to the cloud to more obscure software-defined security, here are nine cloud computing trends we expect to see in 2015.
At Amazon Web Service's November Re:Invent conference, a rumor circulated in the hallways of the Sands Convention Center that Amazon had hired dozens of experts in enterprise operations and enterprise service development over the last year.
Amazon never announced such a move, and indeed it may be apocryphal. But one person who shared that tidbit was Ellen Rubin, the astute former VP of products at CloudSwitch who now serves as CEO of ClearSky Data, a Waltham, Mass.-based firm in stealth mode. (CloudSwitch was sold for an undisclosed sum to Verizon in 2011.)
Regardless of whether the report was true, AWS took a decidedly enterprise-oriented turn in November, adding services such as AWS Aurora, a MySQL database service on steroids that can replace Oracle or an AWS Code Deploy service to make it easier to launch your workload on EC2. And that turn marks our first prediction for 2015:
1. Next year will mark the start of the land rush of enterprise workloads moving into the cloud.
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