cloud predictions for 2013

We would like to share a few articles with the best cloud predictions for 2013:

The Year in M&A: The Top 10 Data Center Deals of 2012

In the data center world, there are two factors that drive acquisitions: geography and technology. Deals can help providers enter new markets and expand their footprint, or help them keep pace in areas where technology is evolving rapidly. Not surprisingly, 2012 was a busy year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Here are 10 deals that capture the year in M&A.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/12/21/the-big-ma-deals-of-2012/

 

A Crystal Ball on the Cloud: Predictions for 2013

It’s that time of year when analysts, technology bloggers and journalists all look to the next 12 months, and report their predictions.  2013 – Forecast for the cloud.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/12/19/cloud-predictions/

 

The Year in Downtime: Top 10 Outages of 2012

In a business built on uptime, outages make headlines. The major downtime incidents of 2012 illustrate the range of causes of outages – major disasters, equipment failures, software behaving badly, undetected Leap Year date issues, and human error. Each incident caused pain for customers and end users, but also offered the opportunity to learn lessons that will make data centers and applications more reliable.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/12/17/the-year-in-downtime-top-10-outages-of-2012/

 

7 Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2013 That Make Perfect Sense

Cloud is already a force to be reckoned with on the business technology scene — IT executives, vendors and analysts alike are trying to keep up to determine what it all really means and where it is taking us.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joemckendrick/2012/12/09/7-predictions-for-cloud-computing-in-2013-that-make-perfect-sense/

 

Cloud computing in 2013: Two warnings

This is not to say that cloud computing won’t have high growth and high energy in 2013 — it will. However, not everything will be so rosy, and understanding the negative predictions is important for anyone adopting cloud computing. In the spirit of constructive realism, here are my two tragic cloud computing predictions for 2013.

 http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/cloud-computing-in-2013-two-warnings-208759

 

Your key technology decisions for 2013

Here’s a quick summary of the trends and developments that have led to our current crossroads. This is just a partial list in no particular order, but it may provide some inspiration.

 http://www.infoworld.com/t/consumerization-of-it/your-key-technology-decisions-2013-208803

 

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