Cloud computing has become the rule and not the exception for applications in today’s business world. It is without doubt the default IT platform and the reality is a lot of organizations use multiple cloud environments delivered within different platforms.
The challenge of managing these cloud environments in a consistent way has created the need for what is known as cloud brokerage. That is, a third-party, vendor-neutral business that serves as a single point of contact when working with multiple providers. Cloud service brokers help users benefit from best-in-class offerings from different providers, while keeping the back end simplified.
Another trend is to certify trustworthy cloud providers. Certified clouds will lead to better take up and wider use of different services with the assurance they bring. After the NSA revelations, there has been an increasing need for cloud security in the business world that can be reassured by cloud certifications.
Finally, cloud - based applications are gradually gaining ground against on-premise software. Taking into account that there is a Google or IOS application for almost everything in today's business world, people can work on one device, either a desktop, tablet, or mobile and then stop and pick up right where they left off on a different device in another location.
Doriana Kote, Web Marketing Coordinator, WebSan Solutions Inc.,