As enterprise cloud adoption continues to grow at increasing speed and organizations recognize the productivity and cost savings that emanate from moving off an on-site legacy system to a distributed cloud environment, several trends continue to shape the market. One of them is the fact that private clouds—owned by enterprises and operated inside a secure network—are on the upswing. eWEEK’s publisher, QuinStreet, recently conducted research that quantifies this fact.

There are a number of other trends driving the enterprise cloud market; with this in mind, eWEEK put this slide show together with perspectives from Simon Aspinall, chief of vertical markets, strategy and marketing at Virtustream, an enterprise cloud software and services provider.

Aspinall believes 2014 will be a busy year of mergers and acquisitions, advanced security enhancements and, interestingly, no major breakthroughs for the open-source OpenStack operating system. Following is his insight into 10 trends driving the market as the cloud industry moves from adolescence to full-blown adult status.

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