Software Pulse
August 11, 2010

Pari Natarajan and Praveen BhadadaWill India Shine in the Cloud?

A look at the emerging players in the cloud landscape reveals the potential for India’s companies and customers to play a leading role in the model’s growth worldwide.

By Pari Natarajan and Praveen Bhadada, Zinnov

During any major technology transition, the market opens up for a brief period and a gold rush ensues. Today, CIOs’ interest in cloud computing has pushed IT companies into a new “cloud rush.”

Now, every vendor in any part of the value chain – be it operating systems, middleware, business applications, storage or networking – has a point of view on cloud computing and a marketing or business plan to back it up.

However, a look across the field of today’s cloud players shows few solid leaders have emerged. In fact, it is possible that India’s significant IT expertise coupled with its massive domestic market may position the nation to become the birthplace of many future cloud leaders.


Meet the "Leaders in the Cloud"

Keep up with the trends, companies, and executives driving the cloud computing revolution. Read Kamesh Pemmaraju's blog – including last week's interview with Matt Thompson, Microsoft's PaaS leader – and uncover the business value of cloud computing for customers and vendors in Sand Hill Group's recent report, "Leaders in the Cloud." 

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