The Latest Projections For Cloud Computing Growth

In a recent article over at Datamation, titled, Cloud Computing: The Road Ahead, several research surveys were cited, showing the projected growth rates of Cloud Computing based on type of service and penetraton into various industries. It's well worth reading, but here are some of the highlights... Forrester Research is projecting growth from $40 billion in 2011 to over $214 billion by 2020. This represents year to year growth of over 20% per year. With its latest survey, Gartner received responses from 2,014 CIOs representing more than $160 billion in CIO IT spending and covering 38 industries across 50 countries. The survey found that only...Read more...

Why There Is A Shift To The Cloud

There are many reasons why Cloud Computing is growing in popularity - but the biggest driver is cost savings. According to IDC,  in paper entitled “ Enterprise Class Virtualization 2.0”, some  interesting stats emerge concerning operational IT infrastructure  costs:  $8 is spent monitoring legacy IT for every $1 invested in new IT infrastructure.  $.60 is spent to cool and power servers for every $1 in server spending today.Constructing  a new data center costs approximately $1,000 per sq. ft. – this is  approximately $40,000 per rack or $2,400 for a typical server Gartner Group says energy costs may increase from 10% of the IT budget...Read more...

Comparing Cloud Servers vs. Dedicated Servers

As the buzz surrounding cloud computing grows, it’s important to understand the real benefits of cloud computing for businesses. If you or your clients are considering moving from a dedicated server to a cloud server, consider the following: A cloud server (or a virtual machine) is a "virtualized" server that leverages hardware and network resources, while a dedicated server is a physical server that is only allocated to one customer. New virtual machines can be provisioned very quickly; in fact, at ValueReseller we can spin up new VM's for our clients in as little as 15 minutes. Unlike physical servers, virtual machines feature "high availability." The difference is: if...Read more...


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