The forecast was hot, humid and cloudy at the APJC Partner Led Network Conference
As we wrap up the Asia Pacific Japan and Greater China (APJC) Partner Led Network Conference, the main themes that kept coming up were related to cloud computing. There was just no getting away from it; cloud computing is the topic at almost any industry event you go.
Partners at the event heard in depth about Cisco’s strategy to support cloud computing through desktop virtualisation and dynamic network scalability. The explosion in IP traffic, fuelled by the proliferation of mobile devices and cloud services, is putting additional pressure on the data centre which requires enormous and dynamic scalability alongside robust security.
And explosion is the word – the recent Cisco Visual Networking Index found that IP traffic in Asia Pacific will reach 17 exabytes per month by 2014 increasing by 35 percent a year (CAGR) – that is equivalent to 3.8 billion online movies per month.
In speaking to media and analysts, Andre Smit, MD of data centre and virtualisation for Cisco APJC, said: “IT departments are looking for solutions that allow them to use the dynamic new capabilities of virtualization to create more flexible and effective business resilience and disaster recovery models for the business.”
This was reinforced by IAHGames, Corous360 and Temasek Polytechnic who shared how Cisco is helping them transform their businesses by providing the underlying network intelligence and virtualized desktop environments that deliver performance, industry leading security, and availability for the most mission-critical applications whether in a private, public or hybrid cloud environment.
Linus Yong, the Chief Technology Officer of IAHGames, described how with the support of its partner Corous360 the company is able to go-to-market faster with its Cisco UCS implementation due to time and infrastructure savings from using a virtual platform. The virtualized machines provide agility and higher utilization from the infrastructure, allowing IAHGames to focus on the business of online gaming. Read more in the press release here.
Mandy Mak, Deputy Director of Technology and Academic Computing at Temasek Polytechnic, outlined how with a Cisco virtual desktop solution the organisation is delivering a 21st century education to 15,000 students, reduced IT operational costs to manage the systems and most importantly provided students and teachers with flexibility of anytime, anywhere access to teaching content on any device. Read more in the press release here.