I just published a series of 2015 cloud predictions, as have many fellow bloggers. So to complement these predictions let me offer my 2013 and 2014 predictions, along with 2015. I’ll let you decide which ones I got right and which ones I missed as we look to 2015:
Dec 2012: Top Five Cloud Predictions for 2013
Hybrid cloud will enter the hype cycle; AWS will publicly acknowledge the hybrid cloud; traditional premise-bound colocation leaders will lose market share to cloud-enabled colo players; public versus private cloud debates will be rendered meaningless; new hybrid cloud startups and “makeovers” will enter the market.
The title speaks for itself, but it also predicts the rise of reInvent as AWS shifts to a more enterprise-friendly product and message.
Oct 2014: 2015: A Cloud Odyssey
Three predictions about what will take shape in 2015, including a massive drop in cloud migration expenses.
Who Will win the Cloud War: My Tea Garden Talks interview at VMWORLD 2014
Wheels Up: 30 day free cloud bundle supported by automated migration
The Trend-setting City of Asheville, NC: Amazon AWS City on a Cloud (best practices) Grand Prize Winner
AWS Webinar on Advanced Disaster Recovery Practices: Amazon DR Architect Abdul Sait with Asheville CIO Jonathan Feldman