James Urquhart of Cisco and author of “The Wisdom of Clouds” blog on Cnet, gave a talk last week at Cloud World entitled, “Virtualization to Cloud.” I wanted to capture some of the topics he talked about and learn a bit more so I grabbed him for a podcast after he got off stage. Here is the result…
Some of the topics James tackles:
- Whereas four months ago the question was “What is cloud” the conversation has recently shifted to “how can I replicate some of the success stories that I’ve heard about?”
- One effect of the cloud is that has greatly lowered the VC capital that start-ups require to get set up and going.
- Internal IT needs to realize they are no longer delivering a product but are delivering a service. To be of value to the business they don’t have to wire servers, they can help them through the process of getting the right compute power for each app.
- Regulatory and industry standards will be what dicates the speed of the evolution of the cloud, not technology.
Pau for now…