Hybrid Cloud to Become a Basic Necessity for Enterprises in the Near Future

Headquartered in Bengaluru with its presence in United States, Bluemeric Technologies was founded in 2011 by Vinothini Raju. The company offers release automation, platform enablement and DevOps analytics services to various businesses. Its flagship products – DockYard and goPaddle help in portable software lifecycle management.

Cloud is one the most exciting and influential concept in today’s IT space. It is not just a mere occurrence in one or two countries; but it is religiously being accepted in almost all developed and emerging economies across the world. In a developing country like India where e-Commerce and 4G services are picking up, Cloud technology is bound to have a large impact on the country’s economy. The enterprises attempting to enter the cloud arena should focus on taking accounting, documentation, backup and digital TV offerings on Cloud. This way they can leverage cloud to fuel their revenue engine, while building a channel that connects cloud with end-user, which is the need of the hour. India lags behind developed countries when it comes to BYOD as well as the awareness and consumerization of the cloud technology. For all these the basic foundation is the Cloud adoption through quoting service providers. This would give us high speed internet connectivity and enterprise data. . Optimistically, BSNL has already teamed up with Dimension Data to offer Cloud services called OneCloud. If the gap between the awareness and consumerization of Cloud technology is bridged, Cloud will achieve great heights In India.

Secure the Cloud-Centric World

The complexity ensued by the multi-tenancy of cloud brings in the challenge of protecting user data information. A Cloud service provider has to ensure that they are compliant with  PCI DSS (for ensuring that users’ credit card information is secure) and HIPAA (for the security of health related information).  At the same time, the companies should enforce identity management (authentication via mobile & web login), role-based access mechanism and access management to keep track of the users.

Recent Trends in Cloud

The enterprises are attempting to automate as many processes as they can to accelerate their software delivery. If it is a large enterprise, security becomes a major risk factor. Thus Hybrid Cloud is becoming a norm these days. The three things that are going to gain vast demand are:

Container as a Service: It the bridge between ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ and ‘Platform as a Service’ and most importantly it is light weight and portable.

SDN: It is vitalizing and setting a quality of service for the network and will enable us to set the bandwidth provision on Cloud.

Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT): Any device that is connected to the internet becomes a source of data. When we start analyzing these data, this can be helpful in a ways that are beyond imagination.
Suggestions to Startups

Cloud bestows with organizations the power to build its computing power or storage capacity on demand and scrap it when it is not needed. For example, if a retail company is expecting high peak load, then hosting it on Cloud gives a high availability and a better customer satisfaction. The company can activate the development process by picking any existing templates and customizing it. Especially for a startup  involved in web hosting, Cloud is a better option. As open source is picking up, a cloud-focused company can start building solutions on any of the existing platforms like Open Daylight, which is one of the major open source solutions that is transforming the cloud space. Enterprises are evaluating open source products in order to avoid weather lockings and to achieve more flexibility. Open source is going to change the way how the enterprises are evaluating the solutions.

This article was originally published in Startup City Journal.

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