It is quite a stretch for most cloud service providers to match the geographical reach of Amazon Web Services.
Service providers, start-ups, integrators and established vendors offer broad range of management tools. But enterprises might not be ready to implement complex orchestration and automation systems.
New tools help IT execs cut cloud costs, optimize resources, integrate and manage cloud instances
Users say hybrid security requires diligence, defense in depth
Hybrid clouds, cloud brokers, big data and software-defined networking (SDN) predicted to be the major trends in cloud computing in 2013.