State of the Cloud – January 2010

State of the Cloud – January 2010

A new year, a new decade… and also a new month. What a better way to welcome the new year than our regular report on the cloud computing industry. Will 2010 be the year of the cloud? Many are expecting a major shift of the traditional hosting industry, large and small, into the cloud space this year. We’ll be watching.

Snapshot for January 2010

The standings continue to be stable. Has Amazon won or are we in for surprises during 2010?

Trends

The cloud marches forward! The past two months have been slower than usual (4-5% overall growth). On the one hand the cloud may have come in useful to handle the holiday traffic spikes, but on the other hand who wants to rock the boat at the most important time of the year, and just before your staff head out for vacation?

Thomas Clayton

Thomas Clayton

Thomas Clayton is a cloud computing blogger. This blog shares his cloud market research and commentary.

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