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@CloudVelox 2015 Prediction: It will be a Banner Year for Cloud


Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2015.  Read them in this series exclusive.

Contributed article by Greg Ness, VP of Worldwide Marketing at CloudVelox

2015 will be a Banner Year for Cloud

Last year I predicted that Amazon would cozy up to the enterprise-friendly hybrid cloud. I think they have. Thusly, I think next year they will gain considerable traction in the large enterprise, with larger deployments in shorter periods of time.

So this year, I'll make my predictions short and sweet:

  1. AWS will accelerate traction in the Fortune 200 as more CIOs shift from premise-think to cloud-think. IT costs will decline and agility will increase in these companies. For many of these companies, security will be enhanced.
  2. Live migration will become a critical onboarding requirement, forcing cloud migration "body shops" into automation (the quick versus the dead scenario).
  3. Cloud service providers will step up acquisition activity in an effort to establish market supremacy.
  4. Cloud Disaster Recovery (DR) will start displacing 3rd party/hosted data centers with pilot light operating models (pay for outages and tests versus 24x7 expense).


About the Author

Greg Ness, VP of Worldwide Marketing at CloudVelox

Before joining CloudVelox Greg was Chief Marketing Officer at Vantage Data Centers, where he helped the company establish itself as a leader in wholesale data centers. He joined Vantage from Infoblox (BLOX) where he was Vice President of Corporate Marketing. Before Infoblox, Greg was Vice President of Marketing at Blue Lane Technologies (acquired by VMware) and Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Redline Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks). Before Redline Greg had key marketing roles at IntruVert (acquired by McAfee) and ShoreTel (SHOR).  Gregory has a BA in Political Science from Reed College and a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. He has spoken at Cisco Live, Future in Review, Interop, and Cloud Connect on topics related to networking, virtualization and cloud computing.

Published Monday, October 27, 2014 6:38 AM by David Marshall
@VMblog - (Author's Link) - February 10, 2015 7:00 AM

Once again, how great is it to be a part of the virtualization and cloud industries? 2014 was another banner year, and we witnessed a number of fantastic technologies take shape and skyrocket. And I, along with many industry experts and executives, media

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