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Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
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Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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9/21/2016 | 7:56:03 AM
Re: Not stopping
That's a very good point. It does seem like most companies are moving over to a software as a service system. There's those smaller storage laptops too which are increasingly popular. Supplied with a few gigabytes of local flash storage, but a terabyte of OnDrive support or similar. 

It's not for me - I want that local speed, but it's an interesting trend for sure. 
sferguson10001
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9/20/2016 | 10:23:04 AM
Re: Not stopping
That's true. However, I think that the cloud is now a fundamental part of the business conversation. Apps can come and go, but when you have Microsoft shift its two premier offerings to a SaaS model -- Office 365 and Windows 10 -- I think you are talking about a technology that's got a lot of long tail. Also, look at what was said at Oracle Open World this week. 
Whoopty
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9/20/2016 | 7:34:06 AM
Re: Not stopping
Much of it I suppose depends on how excited people become for cloud industries. It's if speculation and hype outweighs the potential profits that things will get dicey. 

I certainly see that sort of thing happening in other big growth industries at the moment, like ride sharing apps.
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9/19/2016 | 8:41:11 AM
Re: Not stopping
That's an interesting point. While you have to always watch for the overheated market, I don't think cloud falls into that. It's very much the way what we used to consider IT Infrastructure is going. If you look at the Gartner numbers, as well as some of the other reports, while the market is growing, it still have a very long way to go. Most companies are still on in the production part of it, and most use IaaS or SaaS in a limited capacity right now.
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Whoopty,
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9/19/2016 | 8:04:33 AM
Not stopping
I wonder if we'll see any sort of bubble appear in the cloud market, as it really doesn't seem like it's about to stop any time soon. Is there any sign that the industry could burst in the future? 


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