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IaaS: Important Piece of the Cloud Value Chain

With the cloud a small but growing component of the IT landscape, the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) examines the question of what will result from the battle between web-grade infrastructure and enterprise-grade infrastructure.

IBSG has published a new paper on Service Provider Thought Leadership section of its website.  It is titled “IaaS: Critical Battlefield in the Cloud Value Chain”.

Web-grade platforms have captured near-term attention for hosted (external) IaaS solutions, while enterprise-grade platforms tend to support internal IaaS solutions.  Infrastructure services are growing rapidly behind some key factors:

  • Maturing web-grade cloud enablers will accelerate entry of more than 30,000 hosting companies.
  • Despite the head start of web-grade services, Cisco IBSG expects strong growth for enterprise-grade IaaS.
  • Hybrid Cloud will drive adoption of enterprise-grade IaaS

For more details, please click on the direct link in the document’s title above.   To read more interesting, timely papers, access the Cisco IBSG Service Provider Thought Leadership page (see link above).

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