The second cloud wave is upon us, ready or not

I often get asked about the next generation of cloud technology — and most people are disappointed with my answer. The next wave of cloud computing tech is not about a cloud at all; it’s about cloud governance and management.

We’ve spent the last 10 years building clouds and moving applications to them. In the United States, about 5 percent of IT workloads now run in the cloud, but that figure will double to 10 percent quickly — by 2018.

That means we’re approaching a tipping point for moving to cloud, where traditional management and governance approaches won’t work with the number of applications and data stores in the cloud. I think that tipping point is at about 10 percent.

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Author: Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn is a Writer at OpenStackServers.com. She has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many books on cloud computing. She can be reached at [email protected]

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