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Ci & T

August 06, 2012 08:56 ET

Ci&T Predicts Major Cloud Computing Advances for the Second Half of the Year and Beyond

Developments Include Platform-as-a-Service Adoption, Big Data Analysis and Mixing and Matching Services

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - With the benefits of cloud computing widely known, the technology is in the midst of major advances as it firmly solidifies itself as a standard within the enterprise. Ci&T, a Nearshore provider of value-driven web and mobile application services and software product engineering, works closely with some of the world's largest and most progressive organizations to migrate their applications to the cloud. With such a close view into how the cloud is being used in the real world, Ci&T identified four of the most exciting advances to cloud technology this year, which will ultimately shape cloud deployments in 2013 and beyond. 

  • Beyond Gaming, Startups and Websites - Platform-as-a-Service in the Enterprise: While Platform-as-a-Service (example: Force.com, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, etc.) has been used in gaming and websites for years, IT innovators have recognized that it is an enterprise-ready technology. Large, multinational enterprises are adopting the architecture due to its highly reliable and scalable qualities. With its high availability and developer-friendly features, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) allows for organizations to move forward with cloud migrations quickly, economically and with minimal changes to existing IT infrastructure.
  • The Most Popular Kids in (IT) School - Big Data and the Cloud: It comes as no surprise that companies are drowning in data, but the challenge is actually deriving meaning from it. While traditional business intelligence (BI) has been used to find meaning within data, it is often limited to specific point of views and too-complex-to-process amounts of data. The cloud is taking enterprise data analysis to the next level. With unlimited computational resources, companies can create and process huge datasets quickly and easily. Additionally, since companies only have to pay for the computational power they use, the cloud is a significantly lower investment than a traditional BI approach.
  • IaaS and PaaS - Best of Both Worlds: Increasingly, organizations have been mixing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and PaaS, creating a synergy to take advantage of the benefits of both. Major cloud vendors have made moves to ensure that their IaaS and PaaS offerings are complementary. Due to this, software architects are able to design the absolute best architectures for their organizations, using the ideal, most-needed features from each service. 
  • The Cloud and Application Development - Perfect Together: The cloud is the most promising new advancement in software development to come along in years. Today, progressive organizations are leveraging the cloud in application development due to its speed, cost-savings and increasing reliability and security. In the next several years, cloud offerings from the major players will dominate development, while standard platforms (Java, .NET, etc.) will become secondary.

About Ci&T
Ci&T (www.ciandt.com) provides value-driven, Nearshore web and mobile application services and software product engineering. The company's high-performance teams employ agile methodologies and Lean principles to deliver innovative, value-generating projects for companies of all sizes, by leveraging the latest mobile, cloud and web technologies. A truly global company established in 1995, Ci&T is headquartered in Campinas, Brazil, with strategic locations across Latin America, North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit www.ciandt.com.

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