With cloud computing, Brazilian companies have a big opportunity to save

Clouds over Brazil landscape.An ecosystem is being set up to spread the use of cloud solutions business management between micro and medium businesses in Brazil.

The combination of solutions that address big data, cloud computing, mobility, social and internet of things is the strategy of almost most information technology vendors today.

They are working on a more open world, including a cloud of open architecture. The new generation of solutions is very different and new technologies present business opportunities. Companies need to integrate big data, cloud, mobile, social and the internet of things. And these changes require new technology and infrastructure whose perfect home is the cloud.

Microsoft Brazil for example has 20.000 partners spread across the country, and approximately 30% have joined the model in the cloud. Microsoft already operates data centers for Azure, Office 365 and CRM Online for 18 months in Brazil, offering local storage – which is relevant for many companies and the brazilian government – and continues to invest in security and privacy.

IBM Brazil also already opened its second data center for cloud computing in Brazil. Installed in Jundiaí (SP), the data center is the first fully dedicated to public cloud services by SoftLayer, company acquired by IBM in 2013 for US$ 2 billion.

With this, IBM, which already offers cloud of local services managed for clients in Hortolandia, starts to increase its local supply of cloud computing with a “pure” public cloud services platform, provided by SoftLayer, which were previously available for customers sites only through the company’s data centers abroad.

The cloud computing industry (cloud computing, in English) moved approximately US$ 257 million worldwide in 2013, and should have reached the mark of R$ 798 million in 2015, according to estimates from IDC.

Much of this growth comes from small and medium enterprises. For them, using the cloud to store data means cutting spending on data centers and specialized staff, and the opportunity to stop worrying about a job that is not their main activity.

E-mail, virtual stores and relationship with the client systems are examples of data that can be stored in the cloud. Other traditional cloud companies such as Rackspace, already also offer “serviços de computação na nuvem” for customers in Brazil, as well as AWS, Azzure, etc…

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Max Francisco
Max Francisco has been involved with the Internet in Brazil and has been doing digital projects in the country for the last 15 years.