29 August 2011 17:28:44
The cloud computing industry has seen much success since its relatively recent inception into information technology operations. The International Data Corporation recently announced global revenues from factory servers experienced growth in the second fiscal quarter of the year, Sys-Con reports.
According to the source, total factory server revenue went up close to 18 percent from the previous quarter, breaching $13 billion for the same time period. High-end mainframe-class systems had the strongest showing, growing 22.8 percent, while all categories witnessed expansion, the source affirms.
The website noted the IDC's reference to an increase in average selling prices over the fiscal period, something it attributes to more reliable, higher-capacity and better performing cloud servers hitting the market. All major vendors, the source asserts, experienced growth in server sales.
The burgeoning cloud computing industry is expected to continue expanding at a rapid rate through the coming years, as security and general training practices strengthen.
The Cloud Security Alliance, for example, recently announced the December 2011 release of the Security, Trust and Assurance Registry, a new standard disclosure of cloud-vendor general practices. Vendors will have to make security practices and other product information public through the STAR registry.
-McAfee Cloud Security