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Percentage of IT leaders who implemented/adopted public cloud in 2013 (51 percent remained in the monitoring/researching stage).1
Percentage of IT leaders who implemented/adopted private cloud in 2013 (45 percent remained in the monitoring/researching stage).1
Percentage of growth in the tablet market in 2014 (the smartphone market will grow 12 percent). 2
2 “IDC Predicts 2014 Will Be a Year of Escalation, Consolidation, and Innovation as the Transition to IT’s ‘3rd Platform’ Accelerates,” IDC, December 2013
Q: What will be the biggest development in cloud computing in 2014?
A: Cloud brokerage will come into focus. The reality is that every enterprise will use multiple cloud environments delivered with heterogeneous platforms. The crucial need will be to create or obtain capabilities to manage the different cloud environments with a consistent management framework—i.e., cloud brokerage. Once IT recognizes it’s in the business of infrastructure management and not asset ownership, it will recognize the immense value it can deliver to assist developers and business users to make the best use of public cloud computing environments.
— Bernard Golden, CEO of HyperStratus and author of “Virtualization for Dummies,” on cio.com