EXISTA INTERES PENTRU CLOUD IN ROMANIA!

Ieri 26 Septembrie la Intercontinental a avut loc sesiunea romaneasca a roadshowului regional IDC Cloud Leadership Forum, eveniment la care cloud☁mania a avut onoarea de a participa ca partener media.

A fost o experienta interesanta, cu un program dens si ambitios ce si-a propus sa atinga o gama larga de probleme legate de transformarile de business pe care le induce tehnologia cloud. Voi reveni cu postari de detaliu pentru fiecare tematica abordata, dar deocamdata voi comenta primele impresii, la cald…

IDC Cloud ConfIn primul rand m-a impresionat participarea, dovada nu numai a bunei organizari si a mediatizarii corespunzatoare, dar si  interesului pentru subiectul Cloud… Am intalnit acolo destul de multi cunoascuti, clienti, parteneri sau fost colegi, dar erau foarte multe fete noi, ceea ce e bine… Am ceva experienta in organizarea sau participarea la evenimente de virtualizare si cloud, putand sa apreciez la adevarata valoare audienta de care s-a bucurat evenimentul IDC.

Mai mult de atat, m-a impresionat faptul ca oamenii care au venit si au asistat la prezentari au fost foarte activi la sesiunea de intrebari. De obicei, la astfel de conferinte fie se ridica acelasi domn, de obicei respectabil cadru universitar sau cercetator in prag de pensie, fie nu are nimeni nici-o intrebare…

Discutiile care au urmat dupa prezentarile din primul panel au fost foarte animate, cu intrebari la obiect, semn ca oamenii chiar erau interesati de ceea ce se vorbea si aaveau deja diferite experiente pe aceasta tema. A fost o atmosfera emulatorie, in care s-au ridicat o serie de probleme care fusesera atinse partial in prezentari, dar care ii intereseaza foarte tare, in special pe cei care se considera inca sceptici ai cloudului…

Una din problemele ridicate a fost cea a usurintei cu care poate fi schimbat un provider de servicii cloud, tinand cont de faptul ca in zona de utilitati ( energie, apa), acest lucru se poate face mai greu. Cred ca intrebarea a fost generate de permanenta comparatie care se face intre serviciile cloud si cele de utilitati. Lucrurile trebuie privite aici foarte nuantat. Aceasta comparatie a fost generate de modelul ales pentru serviciile cloud, unde se specifica faptul ca se opteaza oentru o modalitate de plata a serviciilor v;oud pe modelul serviciilor de utilitati, ceea ce nu inseamna ca serviciile Cloud sunt privite neaparat ca servicii de utilitati, ci s-a optat pentru un model de administrare asemanator. In functie de nivelul de reglementare al pietei, orice furnizor poate fi schimbat dupa un anumit timp, cu atat mai mult cu cat ne gandim ca servicii asemanatoare cu cele ale utilitatilor sunt si cele de telefonie, televiziune digitala si Internet, unde nu totodeauna foarte usor, poti schimba providerul atunci cind nu esti multumit.

O alta chestiune ridicata a fost cea a increderii in nivelele de securitate asigurate si declarate de provideri si aici e loc de multe discutii…majoritatea subictelor si argumentelor fiind deja prezente in postarile mele anterioare. Gradul de neincredere al oamenilor e legat in primul rand de lipsa de transparenta a furnizorilor de servicii care nu au inca destula abilitate si experienta sa castige increderea viitorilor clienti. Cineva spunea ca un viitor client nu trebuie sa creada in promisiunile de marketing si ca trebuie sa mearga la furnizor si sa vada datacenterul unde vor fi gazduite datele sale… Acest lucru e corect in esenta dar nu e intotdeauna posibil.. si poate fi rezolvat foarte clar prin transparenta si continutul contractului de servicii SLA…

In SLA trebuie explicate foarte clar o serie de puncte esentiale, cu garantiile de securitate, confidentialitate, paternitatea datelor, continuitate, back-up, recovery, audituri si penalitati adecvate si certificate. Un SLA nu e facut de oameni de la marketing, ci de o echipa pluridisciplinara de ingineri, specialist in drept si in servicii. Voi reveni pe aceasta tema intr-un articol dedicat celor 10 puncte esentiale pe care trebuie sa le contina un SLA sip e care orice client interesat de service cloud trebuie sa le urmareasca.

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WELCOME SIM 360 MOLDFLOW!

Autodesk SIM 360 family of cloud solution added recently a new member: Autodesk SIM 360 Moldflow, a comprehensive package of solutions delivered in the cloud containing all Autodesk SIM 360 PRO modules (Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2014, Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014, and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2014) with valuable simulation functions for plastic industry provided by Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight.

multi-cad-import-large-1152x720Autodesk SIM 360 Moldflow software validates and optimizes plastic design by accurately predicting the plastic injection molding process. Sim 360 Moldflow combines all of the features in both Autodesk® Sim 360™ Pro and our Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® desktop software, and it enables you to solve in the cloud.

Between main features provided by Autodesk SIM 360 Moldflow we have:

  • Flexible solving options – Solved in the cloud or locally
  • Heating and cooling of plastic injection molds – Conducting mold-cooling simulations
  • Design optimization – Getting design of experiments (DOE) capabilities
  • Conformal cooling – improving part quality by optimal cooling channels
  • Multi-CAD import – Evaluating a range of plastic-part designs
  • Fibre orientation in plastic part designs – Predicting the orientation of glass fibres

Capture SIM 360 MoldflowFor live details about SIM 360 solutions family and you can watch the movie “Autodesk SIM 360 Moldflow “ where John Twerdok from Autodesk MFG Simulation team tells us what is new in the 2014 release of the Autodesk Simulation 360 Moldflow process, with a focus on the structure for cloud credits for each product.

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INVITATIE LA WEBINAR EUROCLOUD

Securitatea si confidentialitatea datelor in cloud

Miercuri 25 Septembrie, Orele 16.00 – 17.30

 

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Blamata sau folosita ca pretext pentru lipsa de actiune, securitatea serviciilor cloud computing se dovedeste subiectul cel mai fierbinte al momentului.


WebinarPeste 65%-70% dintre respondentii oricarui survey pun Securitatea pe primul loc la motivele lor de ingrijorare. Putini stiu insa ca aproape 15% dintre solutiile SaaS implementate deja la nivel mondial sunt solutii de securitate in cloud…

Care este diferenta intre aceste doua extreme? De ce unii opteaza pentru solutiile de securitate cele mai eficiente si cu investitie minima si altii folosesc elementele tehnice ale evenimentelor de securitate pentru a masca vicii si o lipsa totala de interes pe partea de administrare sau standardizare?

O parte dintre raspunsuri le veti afla la acest Webinar. Mai mult de atat, veti putea discuta direct cu specialistii prezenti.

Nu uitati sa va inregistrati de pe pagina Eurocloud Romania sau direct de AICI!

 

 

IDC CLOUD DEFINITIONS (3)

Searching more interesting cloud definitions let’s take a look to IDC, which is coming from a long period of IT industry research and cumulated value expertise. IDC research is contemporary with major technology evolution, giving to IDC analysts a very comprehensive perception of cloud computing phenomenon. To better reflect this, I will show some cloud definitions made on IDC Exchange blog in 2008, and few actual comments extracted from an IDC Market Spotlight from the beginning of 2013.

As a research and analyse company, IDC takes market definitions and taxonomies very seriously, making difference between the real market trends and simple particularly developments. From IDC perspective, “speaking about cloud computing most people talk about on-line delivery and consumption models for business and consumer services. These services include IT service – like software-as-a-service, storage, and server capacity as a service, but also many, many non-IT business and consumer services”.

Starting from the end-user perspective, the most majority of these online services are not “computing” processing, being simple activities related to shopping, banking, selling, collaborating, communicating, etc. So, all these services customers are not explicitly buying “cloud computing”, but the “cloud services” that are enabled by cloud computing environments. “Cloud computing is hidden underneath the business or consumer service”, IDC proposing a clear different definition between:

Cloud Services = Consumer and Business products, services and solutions that are delivered and consumed in real-time over the Internet

And

Cloud Computing = an emerging IT development, deployment and delivery model, enabling real-time delivery of products, services and solutions over the Internet.

Resuming, any consumer service delivered and consumed over the Internet in real-time is virtually a cloud service. Cloud computing is the IT environment that enables the development, delivery and consumption of cloud services. Any discussion of cloud computing must start with a discussion of what the attributes of cloud services are, and what attributes cloud computing environments need to enable…

Starting from these, cloud computing off-premises approach could look like this: “On the surface, cloud computing is really nothing new — a service provider delivers technology infrastructure or software resources that are hosted or located offsite with user access through a high-speed Internet connection. Web hosting and remotely hosted email are typical examples of cloud computing and, like remote storage, were being used by many midsize firms long before cloud computing became a popular term.”

IDC Cloud DefinitionWhat’s different now from IDC perspective “is that specific offerings are being presented in a very efficient, shared way that effectively pushes operational economies down to the user. Also different are three important elements that will encourage adoption: the quality of remotely hosted offerings, the ease with which they can be implemented, and the almost ubiquitous nature of high-speed Internet connections that make effective implementation possible.”

Very interesting is also IDC classification of the basic cloud services categories: cloud applications, cloud platforms, and cloud infrastructure, which are totally different from NIST descriptions for the same categories. According IDC, the first two categories are included under the general heading of “software as a service” (SaaS) as is the system infrastructure software part of cloud infrastructure (see Figure)

IDC’s definition of cloud computing is based on the following attributes:

  • Shared, standard service — built for a market (public), not a single customer, using standard browsers and underlying technology
  • Solution packaged — a “turnkey” offering, integrates required resources
  • Self-service — administration, provisioning; may require some “on-boarding” support
  • Use-based pricing — supported by service metering
  • Accessible via the Internet/IP — ubiquitous (authorized) network access

Concluding, according IDC the most basic attribute is that cloud resources are designed to meet a general market need rather than a specific customer need. Private cloud solutions can be customized, but they still rely on basic solutions to begin with. The shared aspect of capabilities makes the use of standardized architecture and technologies understandable and also sets the stage for innovation by service providers.

Sources: IDC eXchange and IDC Market Spotlight

Photo Source: IDC Market Spotlight

CIO CLOUD DEFINITIONS (2)

Continuing the journey to find better definitions for cloud computing concept, model, and basically classifications, let’s look this time at CIO.com pages dedicated to Cloud Computing Definitions and Solutions. Admitting any theoretical definition of cloud computing could be controversial, CIO is proposing concise definition of consulting firm Accenture:

Business-Cloud-Direction-300px“Cloud computing is the dynamic provisioning of IT capabilities (hardware, software, or services) from third parties over a network.”

We have to recognize this is a very concise definition… Starting from here, CIO is developing the more deeply description of cloud computing as model, not as technology.

According CIO, “Cloud computing is computing model, not a technology. In this model of computing, all the servers, networks, applications and other elements related to data centers are made available to IT and end users via the Internet, in a way that allows IT to buy only the type and amount of computing services that they need. The cloud model differs from traditional outsourcers in that customers don’t hand over their own IT resources to be managed.”

From CIO perspective the differences between virtualization and cloud are related to different levels of abstraction used. Admitting “virtualization most often means server virtualization — in which one physical server acts as host to several virtual servers, each of which runs on a layer of software called a hypervisor whose job it is to parcel out storage, memory and other computing resources,” cloud computing is taking this abstraction one further step. “Rather than making one server appears to be several, it makes an entire data-center worth of servers, networking devices, systems management, security, storage and other infrastructure, look like a single computer, or even a single screen.”

Finally, here is CIO description of the three basic types of cloud computing:

• Infrastructure as a Service — provides grids or clusters or virtualized servers, networks, storage and systems software designed to augment or replace the functions of an entire data center. The highest-profile example is Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud [EC2] and Simple Storage Service, but IBM and other traditional IT vendors are also offering services.

• Platform as a Service — Provides virtualized servers on which users can run existing applications or develop new ones without having to worry about maintaining the operating systems, server hardware, load balancing or computing capacity. Highest-profile examples include Microsoft’s Azure and Salesforce’s Force.com.

• Software as a Service — The most widely known and widely used form of cloud computing, SaaS provides all the functions of a sophisticated traditional application, but through a Web browser, not a locally-installed application. SaaS eliminates worries about app servers, storage, application development and related, common concerns of IT. Highest-profile examples are Salesforce.com, Google’s Gmail and Apps, instant messaging from AOL, Yahoo and Google, and VoIP from Vonage and Skype.

Source: cio.com

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CLOUD DEFINITIONS: LET’S START WITH NIST

Ignoring the opacity of many peoples to come with coherent argument pro-, and against cloud, in the last months I was bad surprised to see how fundamental different are the cloud computing concept understanding. Starting from this, the lack of coherence in basically point of view is not generating progress, being the hidden source for a lot of confusions.

In this context and because the main purpose of the content of cloud☁mania is to be a reliable source for cloud alphabetization, I hope nobody will consider boring  a special cloud ABC blog category dedicated to cloud definitions.

As everybody is agreeing cloud computing is a continuous evolving paradigm, the National Institute for Standards and Technologies (NIST) definitions are officially recognized as more professional source for characterization of the most important aspects of cloud computing, serving in the same time as a rigorous reporting frame for broad comparisons of cloud services and deployment strategies.

The NIST definition of cloud computing:

“ Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models.”

cloud questionsEssential Characteristics:

On-demand self-service – A consumer can unilaterally provision computing capabilities, such as server time and network storage, as needed automatically without requiring human interaction with each service provider.

Broad network access – Capabilities are available over the network and accessed through standard mechanisms that promote use by heterogeneous thin or thick client platforms (e.g., mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and workstations).

Resource pooling – The provider’s computing resources are pooled to serve multiple consumers using a multi-tenant model, with different physical and virtual resources dynamically assigned and reassigned according to consumer demand. There is a sense of location independence in that the customer generally has no control or knowledge over the exact location of the provided resources but may be able to specify location at a higher level of abstraction (e.g., country, state, or datacenter). Examples of resources include storage, processing, memory, and network bandwidth.

Rapid elasticity – Capabilities can be elastically provisioned and released, in some cases automatically, to scale rapidly outward and inward commensurate with demand. To the consumer, the capabilities available for provisioning often appear to be unlimited and can be appropriated in any quantity at any time.

Measured service – Cloud systems automatically control and optimize resource use by leveraging a metering capability at some level of abstraction appropriate to the type of service (e.g., storage, processing, bandwidth, and active user accounts). Resource usage can be monitored, controlled, and reported, providing transparency for both the provider and consumer of the utilized service.

Service Models:

Software as a Service (SaaS) – The capability provided to the consumer is to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through either a thin client interface, such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email), or a program interface. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings.

Platform as a Service (PaaS) – The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages, libraries, services, and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly configuration settings for the application-hosting environment.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – The capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and deployed applications; and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls).

Deployment Models:

Private cloud – The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a single organization comprising multiple consumers (e.g., business units). It may be owned, managed, and operated by the organization, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises.

Community cloud – The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a specific community of consumers from organizations that have shared concerns (e.g., mission, security requirements, policy, and compliance considerations). It may be owned, managed, and operated by one or more of the organizations in the community, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises.

Public cloud – The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for open use by the general public. It may be owned, managed, and operated by a business, academic, or government organization, or some combination of them. It exists on the premises of the cloud provider.

Hybrid cloud – The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g., cloud bursting for load balancing between clouds).

Sources: National Institute for Standards and Technologies

INFOGRAPH OF THE WEEK: OPSVIEW – CLOUD, IAAS & VIRTUALIZATION SURVEY

Opsview’s Cloud, IaaS and Virtualization Survey is based on 420 respondents – IT decision maker in large and midsize organizations from North America and Europe.

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Source: Opsview.com

VIZIONATI CAT DE SIMPLA DEVINE SIMULAREA IN CLOUD CU AUTODESK SIM 360

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Iata un Video destul de elocvent pentru ilustrarea usurintei cu care se pot efectua deferitele operatiuni ale unei analize de stress intr-un proiect de simulare in Cloud folosind Autodesk SIM 360.

Folosind aplicaţiile de Simulare, proiectanţii şi inginerii pot introduce etapele de modificare repetitivă încă din faza de proiectare, ceea ce le permite o analiză mult optimizată a performanţelor, precum şi testarea celor mai innovative concepte, fără riscurile şi costurile legate de testarea fizică a unor prototipuri. Odată găsită versiunea cea mai potrivită din punct de vedere al designului, materialelor şi costurilor, proiectele sunt gata pentru partea de testare fizică, apoi pentru fabricare sau construire.

Capture SIM 360Cele mai importante beneficii oferite de solutiile de simulare în cloud:

  • Reducerea timpului şi erorilor  încă din faza de concept şi proiectare;
  • Eliminarea costurilor legate de testarea fizică sau alte operaţiuni
  • Reducerea incertitudinilor legate de respectarea termenelor de predare
  • Reducerea riscurilor necunoscute
  • Creşterea calităţii produselor şi a satisfacţiei clienţilor
  • Securizarea avantajelor competitive

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Informatii suplimentare despre Autodesk SIM 360 pot fi gasite in postarile cu aceasta tematica:

MAJOR CYBERSECURITY EVENT IN ROMANIA, SIBIU, 25-26 September

Swiss Webacademy from Sibiu in collaboration with P Finder Consult (Bucharest) and the Association of Specialists in Business Intelligence (Bucharest) will organize « Cybersecurity, Challenges and solutions for IT security“, one of the most important event of the year dedicated to IT security issues.

SibiuThe Cybersecurity conference  will be held in Sibiu (Hotel Ramada) on September 25th-26th, 2013 under the patronage and in the presence of the Ambassador of Switzerland in Romania, H.E. Jean-Hubert Lebet.

The main purpose of the Conference is to establish a dialogue platform, bringing together most representative specialists of national and international IT players, public Institutions, relevant NGOs and the corporate environment.

The event is built upon the following simple assumptions regarding Romanian positioning on international cybersecurity landscape, where Romania is ranked:

  • 6thby number of IT specialists per capita,
  •  2ndby the number of strategic cyber-attacks
  • 7thby the number of hackers.

Between the most representative participants:

  • H.E. Jean-Hubert Lebet, Ambassador of Switzerland in Romania
  • Dr. Marco Obiso, World Coordinator, Cybersecurity Dpt., International Telecommunications Union
  • MELANI (Swiss Government Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance)
  • Institute for Fight against Economic Crimes, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Southeast European Law Enforcement Center, Bucharest
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations, Romanian Task Force

The conference is designed to cover the most important subjects as well as the hottest themes in the data security area. As Romania is facing an increasing dynamic and complexity of cyber-attacks at national and international level, the keynotes experts will be glad to share useful information with Romanian specialists, speaking about most similar incidents happened elsewhere. On the other hand, the impressive experience of Romanian institutions to fight successfully against a skilled cyber criminality will be of great importance for foreign experts and for IT users..

Thematic sessions:

  1. Actual situation, comprehensive and legal approaches
  2. Specific hot trends, risks and solutions
  3. Solutions for IT users

For more details, Program, Participants, Speakers and Partners list, please visit Cybersecurity Romania official Web page

For Registration just access the dedicated Web page

Sibiu City Photo: AIESEC Sibiu

IBM ACCELEREAZA INITIATIVELE DE CLOUD PRIN INTEGRAREA RAPIDA A SERVICIILOR SOFTLAYER TECHNOLOGIES

Odata cu incheierea procesuluui de achizitie a companiei SoftLayer Technologies Inc., SoftLayer devine parte a noii divizii IBM ce imbina SoftLayer si IBM SmartCloud intr-o platforma de servicii cloud globala.

atlantis-page-graphic-4Gratie caracteristicilor si performantelor cumulate de noua platforma, compania IBM SoftLayer a fost selectata de Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) pentru a gazdui primul concurs de robotica bazat pe cloud.
SoftLayer permite IBM sa furnizeze in premiera solutii ce imbina securitatea, confidentialitatea si fiabilitatea mediilor cloud private cu rapiditatea si costurile reduse ale mediilor de cloud public. SoftLayer ofera o capabilitate inovativa care livreaza cloud atat pentru companiile online, cat si pentru mediul guvernamental si companiile din Fortune 500. Prin achizitia si integrarea solutiilor SoftLayer, IBM isi continua strategia de investitii in zona serviciilor cloud, continuand o serie de 12 achizitii strategice operate incepand cu anul 2007.

Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) este o organizatie non-profit specializata in sustinerea dezvoltarii, distributia si adoptarea de software open-source pentru procesele de cercetare in domeniul roboticii si pentru dezvoltarea educatiei si a productiei.

Sources: IBM SoftLayer

 

 

 

 

PaaS APASA PE ACCELERATIE

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PaaS is accelerating

According to recent report published by Market Monitor division of 451 Research, the cloud-as-a-service market will grow with average 36% per year, increasing from $5.7B in 2012 to $20B by the end of 2016. Despite IaaS will attain a 37% CAGR through 2016, generating 51% of cloud revenue, the fastest growing sector with 41% CAGR is PaaS. With 25% of cloud revenues SaaS is expected to generate a 29% CAGR through 2016.

The region with the fastest growth in the subcategories of PaaS came from Application Lifecycle Management-as-a-service with almost 24% from of total sales. Important to note Market Monitor research is based on analyses and forecasts of 309 cloud service providers and dealers from 14 different areas, and Cloud-as-a-service big pie is divided into three sections Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and Infrastructure software-as-a-Service (SaaS), not including enterprise SaaS revenues, which is already known as the most dynamic and dominating segment of the cloud services.

 

 

Ro flag bulin smallConform unui studiu Market Monitor, o divizie a companiei 451 Research LLC,  valoarea pietei de cloud va creste cu o rata medie de 36%, ajungand la 20 miliarde US$ in 2016. 

Comparativ cu alte rapoarte de cercetare, cifrele anuntate de 451 Research sunt ceva mai mici, dar se pare ca eu au luat in calcul doar  serviciile IaaS si PaaS clasice, precum si serviciile de infrastructura associate SaaS, precum serviiiile de IT management, Back-up/ recovery online si cele de arhivare cloud. Valorile de piata asociate aplicatiilor enterprise livrate ca SaaS, componenta cea mai importanta si mai dinamica a pietei de cloud, nu au fost luate in considerare
In ciuda acestei limitari, studiul Market Monitor este interesant pentru analiza evolutiei componentelor de infrastructura din marea “placinta” a pietei de servicii cloud realizata prin participarea a 309 furnizori de servicii cloud din 14 sectoare industriale.

Cele mai relevante cifre ale raportului se refera la:451 Research forecast-breakout

  • IaaS va detine peste jumatate din valoarea totala a serviciilor cloud vandute in 2016 si va avea o rata de crestere de 37%.
  • Serviciile PaaS vor reprezenta 24% din totalul vanzarilor de servicii si vor creste cu o rata medie anuala de 41% pana in 2016.
  • Sectorul de infrastructura SaaS, care nu include valoarea de piata a seerviciilor SaaS enterprise va avea o rata de crestere de 29%, reprezentand 25% din veniturile pietei de cloud in 2016.

Studiul demonstreaza ca piata de cloud isi va continua nestingherita trendul crescator, in ciuda scandalurilor iscate de confidentialitatea datelor si pierderea increderii furnizorilor americani pe alte piete, Cloudul ramane o necesitate pentru eficientizarea platformelor de infrastructura iar cererea de servicii publice in cloud ramane puternica. Desi reprezinta doar 23% din totalul de vendori participanti la acest survey, companiile care ofera servicii publice genereaza cam 78% din totalul serviciilor cloud.

Sources: Forbes.com, Storage Newsletter, CloudTimes

Photo source: Forbes.com

 

 

 

 

 

CLOUD ROBOTICS: O SOLUTIE PENTRU O CIVILIZATIE APROAPE DE COLAPS?

Iata o pledoarie pentru valorificarea oportunitatilor tehnologice ale momentului prin integrarea tuturor capacitatilor de calcul existente si dezvoltarea de aplicatii pentru roboti superspecializati, cu inteligenta generica.

Intr-un fel, Cloud Robotics poate fi privit ca un concept similar celui de grid computing, doar ca extensiile flexibile la resurse de calcul se refera aici la alegerea robotului potrivit pentru ce avem de facut dintr-o armata de mii de roboti super si uni – specializati (Al bricks), care abia-asteapta sa primeasca o comanda sis a o execute…

robot_ok_thumb[1]Autorul (sau autorii) articolului considera acest demers ca deosebit de urgent, deoarece civilizatia umana este foarte aproape de colaps… Cloud Robotics poate ajuta oamenii in activitatile lor cele mai periculoase, de rutina sau extrem de precise… Acum este momentul sa se inceapa dezvoltarea de aplicatii pentru roboti si alte tipuri de masini ce ofera mii de instrumente specializate, toate acestea fiind gazduite in cloud.

Cateva exemple de surse existente pentru folosirea ca instrumente de invatare si programare a robotilor in cloud:

  • RTS (Robot Tool Server) – prin care fiecare robot poate fi directionat catre instrumental optim specializat
  • Expert Tools – autorii dau exemplu computerul Deep Blue care l-a invins la sah pe marele maestru Kasparov, dar si surse de inteligenta psihologice, emotionale, lingvistice, medicale, istorice, filozofice, etc…
  • Prediction tools – aici nu se dau exemple…
  • High Process technic Tools – viziune artificiala pentru recunoasterea patternurilor…

In fine, cei pasionati de robotica si cu simpatii de SF puteti citi in intregime articolul “CLOUD ROBOTICS new paradigm is near”, din publicatia online Robotica Educativa y Personal.

Sources: Robotica Educativa y Personal

 

 

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