Tuesday, November 22, 2011 6:18:39 PM
As the IT world gears up 2012, many analysts and experts are beginning to solidify projections of the top trending technologies, while cloud computing resides among the most talked about services. InfoWorld recently published an article reporting on the Santa Clara, California-based Cloud Expo that took place earlier this month.
Of the discussions about cloud computing, many dealt with the trending benefits and impediments of the technology with regard to prospective adopters of the services, the source reported. As has been much talked about since the release of new, smaller tablets and smartphones, the cloud has played a major role in powering the devices. At the expo, industry analysts affirmed how the two industries will likely evolve together.
Additionally, security and centralized data were viewed as two of the key trends to push the cloud computing industry into a successful year in 2012, the source noted. As more government and intelligence agencies begin to recognize the security capabilities inherent in centralized data storage, one of the biggest impediments to the industry will dissipate.
The U.S. National Security Agency's Cyber Command commander General Keith Alexander recently made public statements to affirm the advanced security capabilities of cloud computing.
-McAfee Cloud Security