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Vienna, VA, United States, 2010/11/26 - Studies continue to support that more governmental agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations have either already deployed some model of a cloud solution or have plans to evaluate cloud solution in the near future.
As we near the end of 2010, it's reasonable to state that "Cloud Computing" has moved from a seemingly perpetual momentum of adoption, to an ever increasing percentage of embracement across virtually every sector of industry. Numerous research studies continue to support that more governmental agencies, commercial businesses and non-profit organizations have either already deployed some model of a cloud solution or have plans to evaluate cloud solution in the near future.
Forrester analyst James Staten recently blogged his prediction of a potential landmark year for cloud computing based on a strong industry performance in 2010. He cites movements made by other cloud providers to deliver a "vibrant, steady market" rather than one in which Amazon has a well established market share lead. "Not all moves that show promise today will result in a sustainable harvest come 12 months, but a few trends are likely to play out," stated," he stated. The following highlights are taken from Staten's top predictions for cloud computing for 2011.
• And The Empowered Shall Lead Us. In a book recently published by Forrester, title "Empowered", they profile a new type of IT leader that leverages technologies at the edge of the business to deliver value in multiple areas, not previously foreseen by organizations. Cloud services will be the means to their success.
• You will build a private cloud, and it will fail. Staten predicts that this will be a good thing for organizations, as only through these failures will they learn what it really takes to operate a cloud environment. His recommendation is that small calculated steps be taken in this area in order to mitigate the potential impacts of failure.
• Hosted private clouds will outnumber internal clouds 3:1. The primary reason that organizations go to public cloud services is speed of deployment, gaining access to services sometimes within minutes. Private clouds providers will mature in 2011 as they improve their standardization procedures and service offerings increasing their value proposition.
• Cloud economics gets switched on. Being cheap is good. The fundamental principle in cloud computing is that you only pay for what you use. In consideration of that approach, Staten predicts that having a greater insight into market knowledge through various vendor pricing analytics will enable organizations to better evaluate their service pricing against other providers.
After reviewing Staten's predictions, Cetrom IT President and CEO Christopher Stark stated "I don't see any indications of the market for Cloud Computing slowing down anytime in their near future. I won't go as far to say that every one will eventually be in the cloud, but I do believe that every organization should take a hard look at where the cloud may benefit their corporate mission as soon as possible."
Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (cetrom.net) is an industry leading Application Services Provider (ASP), delivering a full spectrum of “Cloud Computing” solutions with their hosted technology services platform for small and medium businesses. Cetrom offers Hosted Applications, otherwise known as “Software as a Service” (SaaS), for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, as well as many other software programs. In addition, they deliver scalable Managed Services options such as Network Monitoring, Disaster Recovery and Remote Data Back-Up. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, they have been recognized for their depth of industry knowledge, technical expertise and superior customer service ranking. Cetrom stands behind all their services with 24x7x365 Help Desk Support, 99.9% uptime guarantee.