Reading some Cloud-related news, I found an interesting quote in a new piece
from IDC on Cloud Computing for the Enterprise Steps Forward: Lessons Learned
and Key Takeaways (subscription required):
“Ironically, it appears that the most critical factors to the success of
cloud computing projects in the enterprise hinge on human factors, not
technical ones. That’s because cloud computing is all about connecting IT
technologies to business processes, in a way that reflects the business
imperatives and organizational structure of those who are leveraging
This struck a chord with me as many service provider customers are also
raising a similar question: “If we move applications into the SP public
cloud, and we virtualize the computing, storage, and network, the risk of one
mistake by an operator could impact a lot of customers.”
We’ve been developing our solutio... (more)
The most recent “Megatest” was initiated by Light Reading to assess our
CloudVerse architecture. In the second part of the test, Cloud Intelligent
Networks, Light Reading sought to validate the performance of Cisco’s IP
NGN infrastructure in a world of cloud computing, and so far it’s the
industry’s only end-to-end test of public cloud infrastructure.
Key questions which Light Reading sought to answer included:
Can Cisco deliver on the scale of network needed to connect customers to the
cloud? How can traffic between clouds (data centers) be delivered most
efficiently to optimize... (more)
Since my last post talking about the launch of the SP Mobility Community,
there have been thousands of visitors and many great discussions. The
community is starting to have a life of it’s own and it has been exciting
to watch the growth and participate in the conversations. If you are not
already a member, please check it out...here are some hot topics in the past
4G Raising the Bar Open Source in Mobile Fred Baker Answers Your IPv6
Questions How distributed is a distributed EPC?
I had quite a few engagements at the ITU Telecom World 2009 Conference held
in Geneva last week.
One panel I had participated in was the Cloud Computing panel. We had an
awesome and engaging discussion!
The session was NOT recorded, though a blogger captured some of its essence.
Understanding “cloud computing” value-add propositions from the point
view of a consumer, an enterprise and a service provider was really the
heart of our discussions.
Sound Familiar? I articulated a sense of the value of cloud computing in an
ITU TV interview.
The Social Media Guide on Ulitzer
David Meerman Scott speaks with Cisco’s Stacy Spognardi about “New Rules
of Marketing” and specific actions that companies can take to connect with
their customers. This is the first of multiple-part series of interviews with
David where we’ll look into buyer personnas, marketing tools-to-use and ask
the question of whether social media is simply a fad.
(Part 2 of this session follows after the jump.)