In a post at the end of last month, Frank Gens of IDC explained that, cloud concerns notwithstanding, within a few years the Public Cloud will be a humongous source of IT services. The reason for the popularity of the public cloud will be the same reason any platform is successful: the apps. And who’s responsible for the apps? You guessed it, developers:
The online shift of the latest and greatest business solutions to the Web is happening because the Cloud is winning the war for developers: a rapidly growing number of developers see the Web as the most attractive “platform” on which to quickly and affordably deploy their solutions. It’s not a mystery: the Cloud dramatically reduces the barriers for customer adoption (and upgrade) and dramatically expands the market reach for solution developers. Can you imagine a developer of a hot new solution choosing not to deploy in a Cloud/SaaS mode? Hard to imagine. They might not do so exclusively – they may continue to also develop for the big on-premise platforms, and many will also deploy their public cloud solution as a software appliance in a private cloud. But it’s easy to see that the public cloud will be the number one deployment target for a large majority of solutions.
If you want to see where technology is going, follow the developers.
Pau for now…