Cloud storage has suddenly become a very popular concept and nearly all tech giants are now offering a cloud variant of their own. How did this cloud ‘revolution’ come to be? One of the chief reasons why clouds gained so much popularity in recent times is the explosive growth of the mobile platform, with its smartphones and tablets.
Millions of users are now tooling smartphones and tablets and these numbers are only going to grow in the coming days. For instance, according to a recent estimate, more than one billion devices will be sold in 2014 alone!
With so many millions of mobile devices out there, the mobile apps industry has also experience an explosive growth. Hundreds of thousands of new mobile apps are now available and are being used by millions of users around the world.
The use of these mobile apps have critically increased the volume of data that is consumed by the users. Naturally, with so much data being consumed by the devices, the users need more space to store their data. And that is when they turn to the cloud. With more smartphones, more mobile apps and more users, the use of cloud storage is inevitably going to increase hugely over time.
Now, Engine Yard has brought together all these numbers into an infographic to depict how clouds and mobile apps have a direct relationship.
Source: Engine Yard