CIOs now fully understand both the strategic and tactical advantages a move to the cloud offers. One thing that isn't so apparent is timing. Let's examine when an enterprise should move applications to the cloud.
Most OpenStack deployments are by public cloud providers that are early adopters of technology and use OpenStack in a do-it-yourself deployment and support model. IDC believes that 2013 will be the year that OpenStack goes commercial.
We are rapidly entering a world where almost everything will be connected to the cloud and managing these connected things and leveraging the data they generate presents to new challenges to engineering IT organizations.