In a descriptive summary of the cloud computing landscape, it has to be mentioned the three main characteristics of the new delivering services over the internet: flexible upon demand, fractional (depending on the needs of the users) and customizable, after the client’s requirements. This handy infographic really helps break things down (see further analysis here).
As we can see, the cloud computing landscape has plenty of inhabitants, just to enumerate few of them – EMC, FalconStor, Fusion-io, NetApps, HP, Oracle, IBM, Cisco and VMware. These form the enterprise cloud, which provides hosted services for a limited number of clients, generally thought to offer more qualitative and personalized services. Security and facility are the main keys that are packaged with cloud computing services.
Looking at the infographic, however, you can see that a number of other companies provide cloud services, for public and hybrid cloud computing as well. These are growing in impact for small- to mid-sized organizations, particularly those seeking savings in their IT management and streamlined applications for their employees, customers and clients.