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Cloud Computing is a Fad
Category : General 29 Nov 2010 04:34 AM | Industry News
Arun Chandrasekaran, Research Manager at Frost & Sullivan says that, "There is a growing awareness amongst consumers and enterprises to access their information technology (IT) resources extensively through a "utility" model, a development broadly called "Cloud Computing." Cloud represents the next wave in the computing industry, as it strives to eliminate inherent inefficiencies in the existing IT architecture and deliver "IT as a service" to the end-users."
Frost & Sullivan survey conducted across Asia Pacific (with senior IT decision makers) indicates that close to 1 in 4 enterprises use some form of cloud computing. More than 50 percent of the survey respondents believe that Cloud Computing technology in any delivery form can help businesses reduce their infrastructure cost and lowers capital expenditure investment compared with traditional IT management.
Challenges for adopting Cloud Computing are regulatory compliance, invisibility over data storage & access, SLAs, reliability of clouds and ownership of legal liability. However, there is no such thing as 'zero' risk. Businesses need to realize that with proper planning, risks can be mitigated," comments Chandrasekaran.
Cloud Computing offers significant promise for enterprises saddled with inefficient IT infrastructure. It offers the critical promise of aligning IT with business needs and creating a truly agile business environment.
"Cloud Computing is a powerful tool that can shape the businesses of tomorrow and it is no longer just hype. It's real!" says Chandrasekaran.
* Frost & Sullivan conducted this survey with 330 senior IT decision makers in Asia Pacific. Analysis per-country was made along with the overall trend in Cloud Computing across Asia Pacific.