The development of Cloud, software as a service and video streaming is putting public networks under severe pressure, analysts at the NetEvents Summit in Istanbul, have warned.
New networking technology and supporting applications are available and network suppliers should to be bold in innovating to keep pace with data growth, said Jeremiah Caron, VP at Current Analysis.
"I think I’m becoming overclouded! Is that a word?" asked a CIO friend of mine a few weeks ago. (It may not be yet, I was thinking, but it will be soon.)
We were chatting about cloud stuff-the hype, the reality, the love affair that marketing wordsmiths have with the term.
"Most of us are uncomfortable with the security aspects of all this," said this CIO. "How do you know there’s really a firewall around your data? Who’s responsible when it’s breached?"
The adoption of cloud computing is being “overhyped” by the IT industry, according to John McHugh, vice president at networking firm Brocade.
Cloud computing would lack a serious uptake for another 10 years, except for private clouds within businesses, he said. Until then, it would likely only form a relatively small part of businesses’ setup.
“Cloud computing is going to be adopted much more slowly than predicted,” McHugh told delegates at the NetEvents Summit in Istanbul.
Hewlett-Packard has named former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker to be its new president and chief executive, replacing Mark Hurd, who resigned abruptly last month in the midst of a scandal.
HP’s announcement was a surprise, since the company had reportedly been focusing on internal candidates. Apotheker’s name had not been raised by industry pundits as a likely successor.
It also means that HP overlooked two internal candidates for the position — Ann Livermore, the head of HP’s enterprise business, and Todd Bradley, who runs its giant PC division.
Robert Beauchamp told ZDNet Asia in an interview that the company is focused on providing its customers with "dynamic, integrated business service management" tools to better handle the complexities of straddling between private and public cloud networks. The executive was in town recently for a short stopover to meet up with local business partners.
There are "large and importance" differences between software-as-a-service and Application Service Provider (ASP) models.
This is according to TNooz columnist Glenn Gruber, who compared the merits of both methods of accessing software applications on the internet.
He said that software-as-a-service’s advantage is that it has a consumption-based model, which allows companies to only pay for the services they use.
ASP instead offers a hosted single instance of the software and database for each user, Mr Gruber explained.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) today introduced a new platform that Hitachi says provides organizations with more intelligent, scalable storage and also prepares them for the next-generation data centers leveraging virtualization and cloud computing. HDS unveiled a new upgrade to its management software that, among other things, can manage more volume of objects and capacity via one management server and offers visibility and correlation of applications, virtual machines and servers and logical storage devices for traditional and virtualized VMware and Microsoft Hyper V environments.
Ed Bugnion, CTO for the Server Access and Virtualization Business Unit at Cisco, certainly got it right when he predicted that the adoption of cloud computing within the enterprise could well be led by the government and not the corporate sector.
"Complex, process-driven environments like government have been used to inflexible IT infrastructures," he said. "The cloud’s flexibility is so appealing that it will drive the creation of a private government cloud."
That statement was made a year ago at EMC World. Today, many government entities are leading the way in cloud adoption.