Last year, cloud was one of the new trends to watch — creating new opportunities and risks through a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
This year, cloud adoption continues to increase and most organisations are making important decisions in executing their cloud strategies.
Not all new applications are intended for a cloud deployment, but as organisations build up their private cloud environments (adopting private platform
service in their datacentres), they will look to migrate their applications to the cloud.
Furthermore deploying an application that is not cloud-enabled over a private or public PaaS can easily defeat all the “cloudiness” implemented in the cloud application infrastructure below the application.
Another hot issue is the explosion of the mobile device market, which brings with it the need to support mobile and social applications together with rapid growth in the volume, variety and velocity of data.