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Why Cloud Computing Must Evolve

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The adoption of cloud computing — with businesses running a significant portion of their applications in the cloud — is on the verge of becoming ubiquitous. This marked increase in the use of the Internet for accessing computing resources will necessitate an evolution in the cloud computing network, which will include accessing public and private data.

For one thing, cloud computing networks will move from the relatively homogeneous multi-client-to-single-server networks of today, to vastly more-complex heterogeneous multi-client-to-multi-server networks needed to integrate applications and data distributed across the Internet.

Beyond this, there will be a need to amalgamate and analyze vast amounts of data, most of which is unstructured corporate information that is not in a pre-defined database.

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