Cloud computing has become a fixture in IT, and the directions for its future say a lot about the direction of Information Technology growth. The modern corporate and business model is a lean, versatile organization that has a flexible, global approach to business opportunity. It features cost saving outsourcing rather than increasing organizational size and fixed costs. It continuously aligns its processes with the overall organizational goals. Cloud technology adds tools for reaching goals.

Hybrid Cloud Systems

Hybrid Clouds offer the advantages of reducing costs by performing part of the client’s work on lower costs public cloud systems and the remainder in a more secured, private system. This service can accommodate regulated environments and enhanced security needs such as healthcare and financial records. Hybrid cloud systems appeal to medium and small businesses.

Infrastructure as a Service

IaaS is another dynamic cloud process that offers costs savings to clients while increasing flexibility and versatility. Clients can save expenses by avoiding dedicating resources for hardware and software needed to connect to cloud-based storage and data processing.

Open Source versus Proprietary Systems

Open Stack and other open source technologies also play a key role in innovation. Open Source reduces the costs of building developer environments and at the same time ensures compatibility and interoperability. Platform as a Service approaches benefit from the successful standards set by leading models such as Open Stack and Cloud Foundry’s platform infrastructure.

Access to Systems

Amazon leads in providing Cloud services, and this is particularly true for large users. Another critical part of the chain is access to cloud-based systems from desktops, enterprise systems, and mobile devices. Google has made efforts to expand through Chrome operating systems and the Android system for mobile devices. Secure and reliable access to cloud systems is a key market for high profits and substantial income streams.

Access, Weather, and Climate

One small note on weather conditions seems appropriate as extreme weather events become more commonplace, and routine weather events have more extreme consequences. In many parts of the United States, the electric grid, suffers frequent interruptions due to extreme weather events, and simply greater intensity in normal events such as wind and rain storms. Power outages are more frequent from thunderstorms and high winds in many metropolitan areas. Frequent urban flooding disrupts basic services including electricity. Cloud systems have an advantage of constant access from any connection to the Internet. Power grid failures can interfere as well as frequent urban flooding and other intensified weather phenomena.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The current era is one that can take greater advantage of cloud computing and its elastic and exceptionally adaptive qualities. Innovation is the key and corporations may grow to act more like entrepreneurs. The corporate structure and resources need not stand on the sidelines of innovation; cloud computing has demonstrated a capacity for rapid deployment including migration of enterprise applications. Using open source technologies entrepreneurs can continue to innovate and create solutions and a more seamless global network of cloud-based IT services.

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