Private Cloud Revealed as Prime Choice for Mobile Cloud Computing
September 05, 2012
They may sound the same, but do not be mistaken; mobile computing and mobile cloud computing are not equivalent. While regular mobile computing stores the application and all required data on the device itself, mobile cloud computing conversely runs applications on servers residing in the cloud – or cloud-based servers. Mobile devices seem to be the driving force in today’s cloud computing world, ultimately defining the face of cloud management today. In order to embrace this rapidly growing trend, it is being discovered that private cloud environments are the most sensible choice for management, security and other critical aspects of mobile applications.
While mobile computing has some advantages (such as no latency or bandwidth problems), mobile cloud computing boasts unprecedented benefits which allow users to run more robust applications while also avoiding severe security issues. Companies are increasingly embracing this change, too. For example, a December 2011 survey revealed that among 4,000 IT decision-makers across eight countries worldwide, about one-third ranked providing information access to devices as their main motivation for implementing cloud computing.
Additionally, take Brokerage sales firm Marcus & Millichap, which is currently in the works of acquiring a Content Management System from SiteCore, which will then be implemented in the company’s VMware-based private cloud, according to a recent Cloud Times article. What’s the main reason for the firm to leverage the private cloud? It’s for “the automated distribution of content to multiple mobile devices, letting them deploy apps and patches without the need to write device-specific code for different devices.”
Furthermore, reports Cloud Times, according to Juniper Research (News - Alert), “the market for cloud-based mobile applications can be expected to grow almost 90 percent from 2009 to 2014.” Even more, ABI Research reported that by 2015 – only a little over two years from now – over 240 million business customers will access cloud computing via a mobile device.
This just goes to show that private cloud management can span across a multitude of markets to support a multitude of important purposes. The private cloud revelation has begun.
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Edited by Rich Steeves