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2015 – Cloud Computing’s Final Enemy Has Fallen
For many years, distrust in cloud computing’s capacity was creating a lot of
competitors for this service. But finally, they have all been beaten down.
Ten years ago, cloud computing was officially presented by Amazon. Since then, a
silent revolution has been sown. Slowly, people have recognized how powerful a tool
cloud computing is. But now, in 2015, that revolution has finally begun.
Personal Cloud – it seems to be a great idea
Although cloud computing has expanded very quickly, many people are still in doubt
about it. They think it’s not available for everyone.They believe that, for security reasons, it can’t be used by
governments or by any corporation. In spite of its high speed rates, these large companies need
something more, so the Personal Cloud was born.
Well, it may be a stupid name, but these traditional corporations really like its
functions. Instead of using Amazon, now they can have the same service in their
own server. Their engineers can quickly access the Cloud, and they have found it to
be very reliable for their secret information.
... But not really
Adam Jacob, CTO at Chef, a software company in Seattle, can finally access his
client’s Personal Cloud. And he realized it was not that great. Jacob said: “Personal
Cloud is almost at zero now. It takes a lot of time and difficulty to make. Also, this
software that were bought to run it is not so good”. So more and more people are
changing to using Public Cloud instead of Private Cloud because of the advantage in
the running cost.
Of course, these companies are still running a lot of projects in their Private Cloud,
and one of the reasons is that they signed a long-term contract to use these Clouds.
However, 2015 has become an important year for cloud computing because people
have realized its necessity.
Cloud Computing is required
John Cymer, Forrester’s analyst, said: “The acceptance of cloud computing in these
companies, where it makes the most profit, is going to be a lot faster.” He also said:
“It’s a big change; the cloud is coming and it is fate.”
Thanks to Amazon Web Service, the Cloud is becoming more secure than ever
before, thanks to its highly experienced engineers. According to Mr. Watters, ten
years after establishing the assessment report, the cloud has become “a societal
standard” and “a safety gamble.” The government is starting to use cloud computing
now, even the CIA.
A trend that’s hard to miss
It can no longer be denied that the Cloud is a great idea. If you don’t believe it, just
check Amazon's accounting balance sheet: Amazon Web Service has been earning
4.6 billion dollars per year. This number could increase to 7 billion, and is still
increasing this year. But in closing, we must note again that the Personal Cloud is
not as great as it seems to be.