Defining “Cloud Services” – an IDC update

Defining “Cloud Services” – an IDC update author Webmaster1 On: 06/17/2010 Views: 25

 

 

cloud2010Last year, we published IDC's "cloud services" definition, as the foundation for our forecast of IT Cloud Services spending – and to inject IDC's point of view, as a rational market taxonomist, into a very crowded and confused debate about just what "the cloud" is all about. After a full year of discussion and debate among key IDC analysts, We've continued to refine our thinking about what defines cloud services, and what makes them new and important.and conversations with hundreds of leading IT users and suppliers, we've continued to refine our thinking about what defines cloud services, and what makes them new and important. The revised definition is very consistent with last year's definition, with improvements in two areas: 1) minor tweaking of cloud service "key attributes" to improve clarity, and 2) expansion of the definitional scope to accommodate both public and private cloud deployment models. [...read more...]

 

 



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