Cisco joins cloud computing race with $1 billion plan

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mxxr wrote:

cloud great if it is encrypted, secure and reliable.

Mar 24, 2014 5:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whatsgoingon wrote:

“Customers, providers and channel partners … want to rapidly deploy valuable enterprise-class cloud experiences for key customers — all while mitigating the risk of capital investment,” Rob Lloyd, Cisco’s president of development and sales, said in a statement.

Is the risk limited to capital investment? What about the security back doors?

Mar 24, 2014 5:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tmc wrote:

To little, to late. It’s a “Me Too” thing.

Mar 24, 2014 6:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
avdspm wrote:

if I hear “cloud” ONE MORE TIME…………

Mar 25, 2014 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
markhahn wrote:

Cloud is just outsourcing, and only the most menial of your IT. It mainly makes sense if your demand is very bursty; otherwise, very poor TCO (since you’ve volunteered yourself to support Amazon’s prodigious profit margin.)

Most business people, being not that smart, are mesmerized by the idea of “economies of scale”. For the IT components in Cloud, costs are near-linear past a handful of racks, rather than becoming noticably more efficient.

Mar 26, 2014 9:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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