How do you predict and adapt to the future trends in cloud? That was one of the themes of GigaOm's Structure 2012. Here's more highlights from the two-day conference in San Francisco.
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels predicted that just as Amazon Web Services worked to lower its prices for cloud computing in its first five years, the next five years will include even lower pricing. He also noted such Web companies as Pinterest and Instagram have sprung up and have been successful due to cloud infrastructure. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Joe Coyle, CTO and VP, Capgemini, speaks with Barb Darrow of GigaOm on cloud and the enterprise. "Ninety-nine percent of the time the answer for the enterprise is hybrid cloud," he said. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Start-ups such as Basho, makers of an open source, distributed database application, were on hand to speak with prospective clients. (Photo: Colleen Miller)
Joe Weinman, SVP of Telx, acted as emcee for the event. Weinman recently finished a book titled, "Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing," which will be available in September. (Photo: Colleen Miller)