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Cloud Computing Takes Off Among Chinese SMEs – The growth in the number of small and medium sized businesses in China combined with wider internet access will increase the growth of their cloud computing market. The market will reach 16.7 billion yuan ($21.11 billion) this year, which represents a 54% increase from 2012. This growth was fueled by an increasing demand from SME users for the communication, collaboration and business applications that the cloud offers. In China not only is the demand from SMEs shifting from traditional hosting towards new cloud services but the requirements for each client are different so the services provided by the cloud are tailored to these different needs, making it all the more necessary not to use the traditional hosting model.
Yes, the Cloud is Replacing Enterprise Hardware and Software – Businesses are changing–they’re shifting to the cloud, which is becoming more of an enterprise trend. The more public cloud services that are sold, the more traditional enterprise hardware and software vendors shrink. Enterprise IT will also transform as companies like IBM and HP could decline in their revenues in the next two years. Despite all this though, the fundamentals in design and operation remain the same whether people are consuming technology resources from data centers or from the cloud.
Big Data and Cloud Computing Boom will Contribute to $2tn IT Spend in 2014 – According to analyst firm IDC, the demand for big data technology and cloud computing will push global IT spending beyond $2tn in the next year. Third platform services, such as the cloud, big data and mobile will experience a spending increases in 2014 as they contribute to enterprises more and more. IDC predicts this happening as IT vendors concentrate on providing specialist technologies to customers who want to use IT to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors.
The Next Generation of Cloud Computing - Cloud computing has revolutionized IT. Their departments will soon spend the majority of their budgets on cloud services. And just as IT departments are getting used to current cloud options, the technology of the services are changing before our eyes and shifting towards “the next generation of the cloud”. This next stage of the cloud will enhance the way IT employees are able to network, store data and compute.
Equinix Opens Osaka Data Center – Equinix, the carrier-neutral data center and internet exchange provider, opened its first International Business Exchange data center in Osaka, Japan. They are moving forward with their plan of developing data centers across various geographical locations and the company expects that this new center will strengthen the global network connectivity in this Japanese region. Moreover, the data center business is increasingly prospering in different locations around the globe.