Why Are Businesses Migrating to the Cloud?

New research on clouds in embedded markets and mission critical applications now available from Global Information Inc.

Online PR News – 07-July-2011 – – Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, “2011 Embedded software & Tools Market Intelligence Service Market Opporunities and Forecasts Track 1: Embedded Software Engineering Market Technologies & Statistics” by VDC Research Group.

clouds and embedded applications are not a new phenomenon. These technologies have been around for a decade or more. VDC’s research provides greater insight into how clouds are being deployed for embedded and real-time line of applications in businesses. According to Christopher Rezendes, Executive Vice President at VDC, “what we are seeing is new clouds being rolled out for heavily regulated processes that perhaps require an additional layer of security or documentation, archiving or regulatory compliance.” The modern day cloud also tailors to complex processes that require highly complex equipment and very specialized services to support them. “In many cases the best place for that to happen is through the cloud – a private cloud back to the equipment vendor,” notes Rezendes.

Why are firms deploying cloud services?
Cloud technology has been percolating for a number of years. Enterprises and embedded markets are realizing their collective visions of what their networks are capable of doing for any number of stakeholder groups. The taproot of demand for cloud and migration is really about operating conditions. It’s about how businesses need to run and will be run. In the same vein, it is about the information requirements necessary to support the business and the most cost-effective, scalable way to deliver that information.

VDC sees growing demand across all verticals
Demand for clouds is growing. Here are a few of the key elements underlying this demand:
• Need to operate with more agility
• Need for visibility
• Access across networks (e.g. with trading partners)

Key Considerations
It is critical to understand that “migration to the embedded cloud,” does not mean a removal of hardware; rather it is a reconsideration of hardware at the point of presence. “It’s not the removal of a software license, but it is the reconsideration of the software license accessed,” says Rezendes.
Businesses planning to migrate to the cloud must keep in mind the following four considerations:
1. Cloud migration is not cap-ex free.
• There is at least a small systems integration project that requires a budget, which needs to be funded.

2. All projects begin and end with security. Security is the number one driver and in some cases, it can even pose as the number one barrier.
• Policies for logical and physical access must be developed and communicated.

3. Operational considerations will present new hurdles in terms of solution requirements and policy negotiations.
• Solution requirements will be driven by what is happening in the operation – this is the case with any new network installation. Addressable elements include, what work needs to be done, the information requirements to get the work done most cost-effectively, accurately and best quality in margin.
• Policy negotiations relate to the network and how it is provisioned. How are users authenticated? How is data accessed, updated or withdrawn?

4. Budget requirements for new enabling technologies that support all manner of embedded cloud deployments including,
• POP requirements in CPE and OSI modes, Scalable Edge Nodes (SEN)
• Wireless security
• sSOA – with hybrid, heterogeneous processing platforms

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