2012: What’s Ahead for Cloud Computing?

What will be the hot trends in 2012? We asked our readers to share their predictions in several key areas, and as expected, the hottest topic is cloud computing. We received so many responses that we will present the DCK readers’ cloud predictions in two parts. What’s in store? More multi-cloud deployments, more focus on user control and customization, and growth in the Asia-Pacific region are among the trends foreseen by our contributors. Check out the predictions for Cloud Computing Trends to Watch in 2012!

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. AdityaJayarem

    Interesting article on what to expect of cloud computing in 2012, cloud services will see tremendous growth as efficiencies offered by the cloud are hard to ignore .Services on the cloud will reduce IT costs and improve overall efficiency by optimizing resources and will allow for rapid scalability.