Rise of Cloud and Big Data and its Effect on the Industry

Amarnath Shetty

Cloud computing is not a new technology in the computing world. In fact, it is just the refined form of virtualization, effectively redefining the process of provisioning and sharing resources across multiple systems. Cloud computing has its roots originating as early as 1950’s, when IBM mainframe systems provided shared resources across multiple users. Conceptually, the possibility of sharing the computing resources such as memory, storage, and processing power across multiple systems gave birth to what is known as ‘Virtualization’; wherein, each virtualized system would be provisioned with its own virtual computing resources. Cloud computing has given a new dimension to the virtualization by extending its limits and unleashing the true potential of resource sharing, on-demand.

Being offered as a metered subscription, cloud computing caters highly available “Software as-a-Service”, “Platform as-a-Service”, and “Infrastructure as-a-Service”, making it affordable and commonly available to the public. This public cloud computing is highly scalable and less expensive, compared to the traditional, on-premise IT infrastructure. The subscriber has the freedom to choose his desired platform/service to host both, fulltime and production-ready application services as well as development environment for a limited period.

Public cloud platform is growing rapidly and so is its adoption. Initiated by enterprises as a pilot project, cloud platform is being adopted by companies of all sizes including the startups. The rapid adoption of the cloud computing has opened-up huge business prospects for the cloud service providers. The organizations no longer need to invest heavily on the IT infrastructure for the development and testing. In terms of financial investments, the cloud platform has ensured the safe and seamless migration to OP-EX model. There has been a steep reduction in Capex model and every organization is looking for a cloud solution nowadays.

Bringing down the cost of acquisition and the management of IT infrastructure, cloud platform has definitely made a remarkable change in IT-Budget of the enterprises. This in-turn will result in higher adoption and consumption of the cloud services, leading the bigger players of cloud.

About the Author
Amarnath Shetty is a computer science graduate (B.E.) with 28 years of diverse experience in Business Management, Sales, Marketing, People Management, Finance Management, and Social Work. He is an energetic, target-oriented enthusiast and a leader with high integrity and the ability to envision, plan, and create successful outcomes in complex marker scenarios. Amarnath founded LDS Infotech Pvt. Ltd. 19 years back with a vision to make it the Top 50 IT Products & Services Company in India. He is a perfectionist by habit and an accomplished result-driven professional, who is passionate about people’s growth and customer’s success. He also enjoys being a mentor and motivator to his team. He believes that “If you manage your people, business gets managed automatically.” Amarnath is an innovator, trend setter, and a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record of continuous success that he achieves with a perfect blend of strategic planning, aggressive implementation, and successful operation.

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