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Global Cloud-based VDI Market 2014-2018 New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com

Grazed from PR NewsWire.  Author: PR Announcement.

The security of the data and applications is one of the major concerns for enterprises. With many enterprises adopting virtualized computing infrastructure and hosting their data and applications over the cloud infrastructure, there is a need for security features to be incorporated as a part of the enterprise infrastructure.

The VDI solution providers are providing better security features as a part of the solutions, which is leading to higher adoption of these solutions by enterprises and end-users. The communication networks are being enabled with data encoding, which enables secure transmission of data from one point to another. Security features are being provided independent of the underlying hardware configuration, which is another positive factor leading to higher adoption...

India To Spend $3.9 Billion On Cloud Services By 2017

Grazed from CXO. Author: Editorial Staff.

Public Cloud is reaching a greater level of maturity in India. According to a new Gartner report, around $3.9 billion will be spent on cloud services in India from 2013 through 2017, of which $1.7 billion will be spent on software-as-a-service (SaaS). The overall public cloud services market in India is also set to grow 33.6% this year to touch $404 million, an increase of $101 million from the 2012 revenue of $303 million, said the research firm.

Apart from SaaS that represents the most mature segment in the cloud services marketplace, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), including cloud compute, storage and print services, is also expected to grow 33.9% in 2013 to $59.2 million, said Gartner. “The public cloud services market continues robust growth in India through over the forecast period of 2011 through 2017. While SaaS dominates as the largest cloud segment, the high growth rates of IaaS and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) make them important markets to watch,” said Ed Anderson, Research Director at Gartner...

Tips For Midsize Businesses Struggling With Cloud Infrastructure

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Dick Csaplar.

Cloud computing is and will have an extensive impact on the IT infrastructure of companies of all sizes. I’ve come to this conclusion thanks to my extensive research as a Senior Analyst with the Aberdeen Group. And after a survey of a wide range of companies in January, we’re able to see an even clearer picture of how the public cloud is being used.

The data show that small companies — organizations with up to 100 employees — are, in general, gaining much from using new services based in the cloud, specifically ones they could not afford to purchase and manage on their own. As seen in the chart below, small companies do not find application integration and customization a challenge. Because these tasks are very technical, small businesses don’t even attempt them: They use the cloud services as they are provided, “right from the box.”...

IDC Sees Costly Battle for Cloud Developers Ahead

Grazed from WSJ. Author: Don Clark.

An already fierce battle for primacy among cloud services will shift into a more costly phase next year, IDC predicts. To the victors go the spoils–software developers. The research firm, as a part of a broad annual year-ahead forecast being issued Tuesday, predicts that the big companies jockeying to take over more corporate computing jobs will pony up to expand their computing capacity in 2014.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see them grow their cloud data centers by 20%,” said Frank Gens, an IDC analyst who helped lead the forecasting effort. Amazon.com’s Web services unit has a head start in the field, but players like IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, VMware and Salesforce.com are jostling to catch up. Such services–part of what IDC calls the 3rd Platform market–don’t simply provide generic computing cycles, Gens said. Rather, they have assembled distinct stacks of software to help companies make Web-based applications...

HP Private Cloud Service Leads the Pack, Forrester Says

Grazed from ComputerWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

HP came out on top because of its breadth and depth of services for private clouds, while Cisco and Microsoft were also named leaders. Enterprises are expected to significantly ramp up their pursuit of internal private clouds within the next year and HP, Cisco and Microsoft have the strongest product offerings for those deployments, according to a new Wave report by research firm Forrester. According to a Forrester survey of more than 2,300 IT hardware buyers, about 55% of them said they plan to build an internal private cloud within the next 12 months; another 33% have already started.

The momentum represents the "next step along (the) virtualization journey," says Lauren Nelson, author of the report. "Over the past two years private cloud has shifted from concept to reality," she says. As organizations realize the benefits of private clouds, the market for products serving these deployments has intensified. Forrester evaluated almost 30 providers offering private cloud platforms, but took a deep dive into 10 of them. HP came out on top because of its breadth and depth of services for private clouds, while Cisco and Microsoft were also named leaders.

Video and Cloud Use on the Rise in the Enterprise, Infonetics Unified Communications Study Finds

Grazed from BusinessWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2013 UC Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey, which explores enterprises’ plans for unified communications (UC), including cloud deployments, and their perceptions of UC vendors.

“The biggest change we’re seeing in unified communication deployments is the adoption of video,” notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research. “Businesses have been implementing more mobility into their UC architectures over the past year and now are looking toward videoconferencing to help drive further productivity.”...

Government Cloud Market By (Deployment & Applications) Worth $18.48 Billion By 2018

Grazed from PRWeb.  Author: PR Announcement.

The report, “Government Cloud Market By Agency (Federal Cloud, State and Local Cloud, Defense & Military Cloud), By Delivery (Saas, Paas, Iaas), By Deployment (Public, Private, Hybrid, Community) Global Advancements, Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 – 2018),” has defined the adoption trends of the cloud solutions in government organizations. This comprehensive report offers a detailed analysis and forecast of the global government cloud market. It also highlights the drivers and restraints for this market, along with the insights on trends, opportunities and challenges.

Browse more than 139 market data tables, 103 figures spread through 345 pages and in-depth table of content on “Government Cloud Market": http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/government-cloud-market-1170.html...

Cloud, sluggish PC market chipping away at Intel’s value, analysts say

Grazed from BusinessCloud News. Author: Jonathan Brandon.

Despite the investments Intel has made in emerging datacentre technologies a research analyst with Macquarie Capital has lowered share price estimates ahead of its Q3 earnings report Tuesday, citing pressures in the PC market brought about in part by cloud computing.

A report penned by Deepon Nag, a research analyst with the financial advisory Macquarie Capital says that cloud computing will likely apply downward pressure to the global PC market, hindering Intel’s ability to grow in market segments that are traditionally strongholds for the chip manufacturer. The firm lowered its estimates from $25 to $22 per share and downgraded Intel from “Outperform” to “Neutral.”...

Gartner: SaaS contract language regarding security is lacking

Grazed from NetworkAsia. Author: Chris Kanaracus.

The large majority of people working in IT procurement are "significantly dissatisfied" with the way SaaS (software as a service) vendors define contract language related to security, a feeling likely to persist through 2015, according to a Gartner report.

"Contractually, very little security language appears in the body of SaaS contracts," Gartner analysts Jay Heiser and Alexa Bona wrote in the report. "Typically the security section contains little more than platitudes, stating that the provider will use 'commercially reasonable efforts to establish and maintain security safeguards.' These are often declared to be 'in line with industry standards,' which are mostly never defined."...

Cloud Computing Enters The Growth And Innovation Phase, IDC Says

Grazed from IT Jungle. Author: Alex Woodie.

If you thought this whole cloud thing was just a passing fad, you'd be wrong--at least according to the industry watchers at IDC, which this month made some pretty tall predictions concerning the size, scope, and growth of the cloud computing phenomenon. According to IDC, spending on public cloud computing (as opposed to private cloud services) will grow from $47.3 billion this year to $107 billion by 2017.

That represents a 23.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), which is more than five times the rate of growth for the IT industry as a whole. As the "3rd Platform" enters Chapter Two of its life, the big growth driver will shift from saving the IT department a few bucks by basically outsourcing the care and feeding of servers, to enabling startups to do new, interesting, and highly profitable things with cutting-edge clouds...