In Pictures: 10 Cloud predictions for 2013

Here are 10 predictions for what we’ll see happening in Cloud computing in 2013.

Outages will occur

Despite the best efforts of the cloud services providers, be prepared for outages. “Outages will happen as a matter of course,” says Gartner’s Lydia Leong. “It can’t really be helped when you take into consideration all of the permutations of all the services riding on these infrastructures. There is no way every contingency can be tested for.” That means it’s up to enterprises to take the initiative when it comes to backup plans.

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