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How Cloud Platforms Are Shifting To Enterprise

February 20, 2013

  • Presented by John Rymer,
  • James Staten


The cloud landscape is shifting to cover a broader range of enterprise needs. We see three major trends:

  • Software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) will remain distinct but expand to anchor cloud platform ecosystems that weave together application, development platform, and infrastructure services. Business services built in these ecosystems will be easier to develop, better performing, more secure, and more cost efficient.
  • As developers and business leaders adopt multiple cloud services, CIOs will implement unified consumption systems. The key need: a service catalog that bolts new services into your portfolio to simplify consumption, operational management, and financial control.
  • Developers will continue to demand both highly productive tools and transparency and control over the application servers, databases, and other platform layers when needed. The services that succeed for enterprises will strike the right balance between abstraction and control.


  • Future Clouds Will Accommodate Many Enterprise Needs
  • Today's Cloud Categories Will Converge
  • Cloud Will Become An Option For Most Enterprise Scenarios
  • Hybrids And Service Diversity Will Become The Norm

Vendors mentioned:, Apache Software Foundation, BMC Software, Cloudyn, CSC, Dell, Engine Yard, HP, IBM, Microsoft, New Relic, Oracle, Red Hat, Rightscale,, SAP, Tibco Software, and VMware.

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