Getting your retail network ready for cloud computing
Last week at the Interop conference in Las Vegas Cisco announced the 2012 Global Cloud Networking Survey where more than 1300 IT professionals in 13 countries were polled to find out the top priorities and challenges they face when moving applications and services to the cloud. The survey was commissioned by Cisco and distributed by Insight Express and addressed a range of questions from what are the top applications considered for migration (Storage, ERP) and the role of the network in supporting a Cloud strategy.
Retailers today are considering cloud computing to support business agility and innovation. This include reducing the number of servers in the store and moving them to the cloud, optimizing data center computing resources and virtualizing desktop applications.
Some of the recent inquries to Cisco retail team have led to development of the following content that we hope will help you in your road to the cloud:
Jon Stine and Bharat Popat with Cisco IBSG authored the latest retail white paper titled “Achieving Retail Agility Is Cloud Computing the Answer?” addressing some of how business innovation and IT savings can be achieved through cloud initiatives.
You can download this paper at http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac79/docs/retail/Retail-Cloud-PoV_IBSG.pdf
Below is part one of a three part interview on YouTube by Peggy Casey, retail industry manager, discussing with the authors Jon Stine and Bharat Popat
Finally, we recently hosted a webcast on Cloud computing and retail featuring Peggy Casey, Jon Stine and Bart McGlothin.
If you have any questions or comments about cloud computing and retail, please feel free to comment on this blog