Five Ways Cloud Changes Will Impact You

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More innovation, lower pricing

With increased support for mission-critical uses, a plethora of choices in cloud services and offerings from private to public to hybrid, and a widening range of standards including OpenStack, CloudStack and others emerging to make cloud deployment more efficient, an epic battle among cloud providers is brewing. The outcome? Innovation that soars to new heights while prices fall.

Cloud computing is maturing and, as it struggles to take the next bold step forward, cloud providers will differentiate themselves through specialization, predicts Vince DeLuca, CEO for Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider.

IT departments today are defined by how their users access and consume technology and how that access impacts the business' overall performance. Moving to "the cloud," for many, has meant a slow transition, often testing the cloud with generic providers.

Cloud providers will soon be forced to adopt a specialty focus, offering solutions tailored to individual applications, and vying to be known as the best for certain specialties: mobile sales applications or DRaaS, for example. The battle for dominion over these capabilities and innovations is heating up, and CIOs and their organizations will be the beneficiaries.


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