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The Future of Cloud Computing

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And the rain startsby Angela Guess

A recent article reports that “With more than 36 percent of US companies running a significant portion of business applications in the Cloud [Mimecast survey, February 2010], clearly the adoption of Cloud computing will soon become ubiquitous. This exploitation of the Internet as the preferred means for gaining access to computing resources, as well as access to public and private data, means that Cloud computing networks will evolve. They will move from the relatively-homogeneous multi-client-to-single-server networks of today to vastly more-complex heterogeneous multi-client-to-multi-server networks needed to integrate applications and data distributed across the Internet.”

The article continues, “Computing will inevitably become much more distributed than it currently is, spreading across an increasingly diverse array of data centers. These changes will bring with them new data-management, architectural and performance challenges. For instance, querying distributed data sources is a new issue that businesses will encounter as Cloud computing grows in popularity. Mounting costs, increasing government regulation, stringent e-discovery requirements and the increasing complexity of their IT infrastructures will bring significant changes to enterprises that are prepared to meet those challenges.”

It goes on, “Can Cloud databases overcome scaling and performance issues that have plagued conventional databases for years? As things now stand, to gain access to data in the Cloud, conventional data-management technologies require that all the data be stored in a centralized database in a single location. Beyond that, conventional data-management technologies are severely limited in their ability to manage unstructured data.”

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