Recently major cloud providers Google and Amazon announced price cut which has become a prominent reason for companies to move to Public Cloud. Gartner Says Indian Public Cloud Services Market on Pace to Total $550 Million In 2014.
DZone’s 2014 Cloud Platform Research Report came up with detailed study where 600 IT professionals were surveyed. 73% of respondents have deployed a web application to the cloud and 52% have deployed enterprise applications. Storage (42%), analytics (33%) and mobile (31%) apps were the top specific application types deployed by respondents, which makes sense because all of these applications benefit significantly from the cloud. Cloud elasticity handles usage spikes for big data analytics applications and seamlessly scales the storage which application needs. Cloud infrastructure also allows mobile app builders to keep a robust, consistently available backend for mobile apps that have to run on hardware-limited devices.
Survey also revealed that 60% respondents preferred to host cloud on third-party as compared to 40% on-premise.
Looking at current usage trend of Cloud Platform where Platform as a Service (PAAS) has noticed more growth as compared to Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) which makes us assume that organizations are more focused on faster development speed.
Why shall I move to cloud?
With help of cost calculators provided by AWS/Google, it was visible that Cloud is getting cheaper and also Cloud providers are coming with innovations to make Cloud Hosting Platform as a reliable, cheaper and secured platform; as many organizations have planned/implemented private, public or hybrid cloud in near future.
Customers like Facebook, Netflix, Pinterest, Farmville, Freelancer, Pulse, and many more are using Cloud Platform to provide business solutions.
At the end I would like to quote what Gartner says on this “We have identified the top 10 technologies that companies should factor into their strategic planning processes”, said David Cearley. “This does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of the listed technologies, but companies should look to make deliberate decisions about them during the next two years.”