Cloud computing: 10 ways it will change by 2020

Summary: What are the issues, challenges and technologies that will frustrate and inspire those working on the cloud in 2020?

By Jack Clark for Cloud Watch | July 31, 2012

Right now we are in the early days of cloud computing, with many organisations taking their first, tentative steps. But by 2020 cloud is going to be a major — and permanent — part of the enterprise computing infrastructure.

Eight years from now we are likely to see low-power processors crunching many workloads in the cloud, housed in highly automated datacentres and supporting massively federated, scalable software architecture.

Analyst group Forrester expects the global cloud computing market will grow from $35bn (£22.5bn) in 2011 to around $150bn by 2020 as it becomes key to many organisations' IT infrastructures…..