What’s the Cloud?
Google definition of cloud computing (n): hosted applications and platforms, built on shared infrastructure, delivered via a web browser.
Cloud Computing is here! Cloud Computing is here to stay! After the decade of the PC in the 90′s and the decade of Internet in the 2000′s, IT is entering the Cloud Decade in 2010.
So, really, what is Cloud Computing?
Cloud Computing provides industrial solutions, «as a Service (aaS)», to all IT and business professionals:
- IaaS: Infrastructures
- Paas: Platforms
- SaaS: Software, applications
- PRaas: Process
Cloud Computing has been around for a long time: Salesforce.com CRM started in 2000, AWS (Amazon Web Services) in 2006, Google Apps in 2007, Microsoft Azure in 2010…
Today moving large chunks of your IT environment to the Cloud is no longer an adventure, it’s a normal way to run your business.
Valeo has 30 000 users on Google Apps, Japan Bank 70 000 on Salesforce and WallMart over 2 millions on SuccessFactors; on the cloud you will meet some of the best run organizations in the world.
Saugatuck, a leading analyst of IT, predicts that, by year 2014, 50 % of all new applications will be Cloud based.
Public or Private Cloud?
At Revevol we focus on the «real» Cloud, the public Cloud, where infrastructures are run and managed by the best worldwide leaders like Google or Amazon.
Private Cloud, virtualized infrastructures managed by IT professionals within your organizations, will keep an inportant role, but mostly to run «core business» applications.