With the end of the year buzz around predictions, it's hard not to join in
the conversation. Our CenturyLink Cloud leadership team came together for a
few predictions for the year head - and to show we are keepin' it real, we
scored last year's predictions as well.
1. Enterprise-buyer demand fuels cloud consolidation. Well past the "dipping
their toes in" stage with cloud-native apps, enterprises are now accelerating
the migration of business-critical applications to the cloud. They will
demand more complete, mature cloud solutions from the IT providers they
already know and trust. This, in turn, will result in more cloud M&A activity
as incumbent vendors solidify their cloud strategy and enhance offerings.
2. PaaS begins to go away- thankfully - as a stand-alone product category.
Instead, it goes mainstream as just another cloud service. Platform as a
Service fina... (more)
Richard Seroter's Blog
Yesterday I was hanging out at the Microsoft office in Los Angeles for an
“Architecture Council” meeting on the new Cloud Computing platform. You
can find the slide materials on the Strategic Architecture Council blog.
Overall, a worthwhile session that you should attend if you get the chance in
your city. My favorite local evangelists were there, including presentations
from Woody Pewitt, Kevin Boyle and the delightful David Chou.
We discussed what Microsoft considers cloud computing, the trade-offs between
“on-premises” and cloud apps (e.g. on-premises app... (more)