News Round-up 4/7/2012: Cloudy SaaS Apps, Dell Buys Wyse, 5 Cloud Trends, and Nginx Gains Against Apache



There have been some exciting announcements and fascinating news articles recently regarding cloud services and service providers. Every week we will round up the most interesting topics from around the globe and consolidate them into a weekly summary.



Cloudy SaaS Apps To Puff Up To $14.5 Billion

A decade of use of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications in enterprise markets has led to significant growth and evolution. Gartner expects the SaaS market to rise to 14.5 billion in 2012 and continue to grow to 22.1 billion by 2015.


Dell Buys Wyse Technology to Expand Cloud Offerings

Dell enhances their portfolio through the acquisition Wyse Technology, a privately held cloud computing and desktop technology firm. 

€1.2m for Cloud Computing Research

The Irish Government invested 1.2 million Euros in cloud computing research. Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, states the program should make Ireland a world leader in cloud computing, create jobs and boost the economy.


Gartner Outlines Five Cloud Computing Trends That Will Affect Cloud Strategy Through 2015

Essential reading from research specialists, Gartner, who deliver great advice for forward thinking organizations. 


In an Exploding Web Market, Nginx Gaining Against Apache

Nginx continues to gain among web servers, picking up 4.5 million sites. More than 10% of the busiest sites now use Nginx.


Also in the news:

The Government Doesn’t Want to Mess Up on Big Data

Amazon Posts Huge S3 Storage Gains

Building Trust Between Cloud Computing Providers and Suppliers