Five Ways Cloud Changes Will Impact You

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Fit-to-purpose solutions

The battles will be at their most fierce at the midpoint between IaaS and SaaS – the point where infrastructure is developed and tuned for specific applications. Just as IT pros have traditionally purchased data center equipment to serve specific workload needs, cloud computing is now set to follow. This means "fit-to-purpose" cloud solutions in a hybrid model rather than their "one-size-fits-all" predecessors will offer a myriad of opportunities not previously seen.

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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