It seems that wherever we turn these days we hear this word: “Cloud”. Working from the cloud, collaborating in the cloud, computing from the cloud – it sounds dreamy, but what does it all mean? Thankfully, JESS3 has the answer. As the third installment of our “State of” Series, we bring you “The State of Cloud Computing”, a three-minute animation which highlights the multitude of possibilities that cloud computing offers, from sharing videos and photos from anywhere in the world, to storing and organizing data for remote access.
– in 2005, five investments were made to startups exploring the cloud
– in 2009, seventy investments were made to startups exploring the cloud
– Cloud revenue in 2010: $68.3 billion
– Predicted cloud revenue in 2014: $148.8 billion
– That same year, over 60% of all server workloads will be virtualized.
How are we using the cloud?
– 56% Webmail
– 10% Data Storage & Backups
– 34% Photos
– 29% Applications
– 7% Videos
– Over 443 Million Skype subscribers used 23.6 billion skype-to-skype minutes in the first quarter of 2009.
– Dropbox has 4 million users storing over 1 Petabyte (a million gigabytes).
– 35 hours of video uploaded to Youtube every minute.
– Wikipedia has over 10 million articles in 273 languages.
– Over 40% of email is done through a mobile device or online using Yahoo!, MSN, or GMail.
– Farmville adds 10 million users a month.
– 90 million tweets are sent daily.
Written by Alix McAlpine | Director of Marketing, JESS3