The rise of mobile-first cloud services like Azure Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure cloud computing will force businesses to rethink how they store and manage data, said Scott Bostock, principal analyst at research firm Strategy Analytics.
Bostocks forecasts the cloud will become more central to businesses, and companies that aren’t ready for the shift will likely struggle.
“Mobile is going to be the future of the computing world, and there’s a tremendous opportunity to be a part of that,” Bostack said.
Mobile is a key component of Microsoft’s Azure cloud, which is expected to be worth $1.4 billion this year.
Azure has a long track record of offering high-performance computing solutions to businesses.
Its Azure platform is built to scale and handle massive amounts of data, and is designed to be as resilient as possible in a world where data is constantly moving around the world.
“The cloud is a big deal in the enterprise, and it’s one of the biggest areas of concern for IT,” Bstock said.
“They’re going to have to make sure they’re not sitting there waiting for an app to be installed, they’re going in and installing their app and they’re setting up the infrastructure, setting up a backup plan.”
The next wave of cloud computing services is likely to see cloud storage become a central component of the business model, said Bosticks new book, “How to Build the Cloud: From Software to Services.”
“If you don’t have that, and you don`t have that capability for your enterprise, you`re going to end up with a lot of legacy data and a lot more of legacy systems, which will lead to a lot less agility in the cloud,” Bastock said in an interview.
The book outlines how to use Azure cloud services to automate some of the tasks associated with building out a new application and building out the infrastructure that supports it.
Azure is built on top of the OpenStack cloud platform, which Bostacks new book describes as “an open-source platform that allows companies to build cloud applications.”
Cloud providers like Google and Microsoft have taken the OpenCloud platform and turned it into a platform for building the infrastructure needed to support a large number of applications.
Microsoft recently released the first version of the Azure Cloud SDK, which enables developers to create cloud applications for use in the Azure cloud.
Microsoft is hoping that the SDK will provide an easy way for customers to build apps that run on the cloud.
“With the Cloud SDKs coming out, the way that Microsoft has been building for a while is to create the infrastructure for a large volume of applications to be built, so the cloud platform is the platform to build those applications on,” Bssons book said.
In addition to the SDK, Microsoft is also releasing a new open source cloud tool called the Azure Service Fabric to support the creation of apps that can be run on Azure.
The Service Fabric tool allows developers to build applications in the Cloud and has an integrated web service that lets developers manage and scale Azure cloud resources.
Bstocks new book also includes a few tools that developers can use to help manage their application lifecycle.
For example, the Azure Resource Manager lets developers build applications to run on a variety of Azure resources, such as databases, compute, storage, and so on.
The Azure Resource Management Tool lets developers track the lifecycle of their application.
It also lets developers automate the lifecycles of the application and automatically run the applications when their resources need to be refreshed.
Azure Resource Manger lets developers monitor the state of their applications in a centralized place and manage the lifecaust of their resources.
Azure Storage can be used to store applications on Azure and then be used across multiple servers.
The Data Access and Access Management Tool can also be used for creating, configuring, and managing databases, databases in the form of tables, and other data sources.
The Cloud Storage API can be integrated with the Azure Storage Service Fabric.
The Storage API allows applications to easily query Azure storage to access data.
It can also query and create databases and databases in a JSON-form format.
The Open Source Application Management Tool helps developers create their own application storage solutions.
Bssos book describes the Open Source API as “a way for developers to manage applications in their own cloud.”
“I think developers will be looking at the APIs in a lot different ways now than they did a couple of years ago,” Btsons book says.
The APIs are still very young, and Bstacks new article suggests that the biggest challenge for enterprise developers will likely be finding the right infrastructure.
“You`re not going to find any easy solution right now,” Bsesons new book says of the cloud, “You don`ll be able to get the right hardware, the right software, but you`ll need a pretty robust set of apps, a pretty diverse set of servers, a really good cloud orchestration system,