Can the future of cloud go hand in hand with hardware?
Some analysts believe that despite the rapid growth of cloud, traditional computing systems will still be around for sometime yet. In fact, I believe there is a prediction that there could end up two camps – those who are more than willing to switch away from the traditional desktop way of working and those who want to stick with what they know.
If this is true, and somehow I have no reason to doubt it, then traditional computer hardware manufacturing whether it is chipsets or motherboards still has a future.
However, even if there is a decline in the design and development of traditional computers, this does not infer that other hardware aspects will discontinue. The microprocessor, for instance, is the hub of all mobile devices – smartphones, iPads and tablets. Moreover, unless a new way of powering these devices is invented, then this particular segment of the market is set to increase rapidly over the coming years.
While there is certainly a lot of hype surrounding cloud, not everyone is buying into it. So if you are one of those who prefer to do things “in the old fashioned way” then you are not alone. One analyst, Robert Miggins, Senior Vice President of Business Development for PEER recently told sys-con.com: “Cloud solutions are great for lots of workloads but the cloud is not perfect for everything.”
I think I agree.