Lookout iWork. Lookout Google Docs.
AT&T and IBM Partnership Illustrates Pull of Public Cloud
By pairing new WAN services with IBM public cloud infrastructure, AT&T and IBM aim to do an end-run around many enterprise concerns about security and performance in use of public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings. In partnership, with either vendor an entry point to the joint offering, they are offering secured and segregated network links to IBM's heavily security-focused cloud infrastructure, so that traffic going to and from these public IaaS workloads never traverses the public Internet.
By year's end, 24% of companies will be making some use of IaaS, 30% by the end of 2013, with security being one of the main things holding the rest back.
BTA Bottom Line:
Solutions like the AT&T/IBM joint offer will ease the transition to IaaS for many an enterprise; if you are holding back mainly because of security, look at this and other security-focused IaaS offerings, such as those of FireHost and NaviSite.
- Big Data, Analytics and Virtualization
- Contact Center and Customer Engagement
- Cloud Delivery
- Cost Models and Total Cost of Ownership
- Enterprise Trusted Advisor
- IT Innovation, Transformation, and Enterprise Technology
- Mobile and Network Services
- Security & Compliance
- Unified Communications and Collaboration
Have you ever launched an app and watch the battery meter drop before your eyes or feel your smartphone go nuclear?
Contact center vendors have made some big announcements in the past couple of weeks, including more emphasis on the cloud and creating a unified portfolio that tightly integrates