Saturday, May 09, 2009

San Francisco Bay Area is Center of US Interest in Cloud Computing

My Interest in Cloud Computing Increases as Web Services and SOA Lose Google Search and News Volume post of 5/8/2009 analyzes the hype cycles for four Google search terms: SOA, Web services, virtualization and cloud computing with a five+ year Google Trends chart.

Along with the chart, you get a ranking of Search Volume Index values by countries (regions) and cities. Here is the ranking by cloud computing (blue). Other search terms are SOA (red), virtualization (orange) and Web services (green).

It’s interesting that Santa Clara, San Jose, San Francisco and Pleasanton (all SF Bay Area cities) are the only U.S. entrants in the top ten. It’s surprising how far down the English-speaking countries are in the country rankings. The level of Indian interest in Web services, which appear to be in the Gartner Hype Cycle’s “Trough of Disillusionment” at present, is worth noting.