Our Geoff Hollingworth talked with John Bensalhia of Cloud Expo Asia earlier this month about cloud security, the lower TCO that comes with hyperscale and how if you're not planning for cloud, then CIO stands for "Career Is Over."
Geoff, who is Head of Cloud Marketing for Ericsson, will give a keynote speech “Powering the Digital Industrialisation: Turn Hype into Scale”, on Thursday, October 13 at Cloud Expo Asia in Singapore.
Here are some of the highlights:
“In a lot of traditional industries it’s not clear how IT infrastructure can be turned from a cost to a strategic asset and differentiator to drive new top line revenue for the companies. IT infrastructures should be treated as factories and this is the urgent needs for enterprises today to modernise and industrialise IT infrastructure end-to-end.
“This approach enables them to rapidly scale up or down, adapt and deliver highly focused and resilient customer-centric solutions, realise capex and opex reductions and gain speed, scalability and flexibility. In order to be successful in Cloud operations, hyperscale is the norm, realised either in own data centres or in partnership with hyperscale players.”
Geoff also discussed the growth of the total addressable cloud market towards telecom operators growing to USD 15 billion in 2018 from USD 6 billion in 2014.
“The total market is much bigger and depending on how you define it, it ranges between 50-200 BUSD. On top of this infrastructure addressable market, there are both the efficiency gains realised with Cloud, and the new revenues possible to capture once Cloud is adopted. The monetary value of this is hard to estimate, but the gains are huge.
“IDC FutureScape predicted that by 2018, at least half of IT spending will be Cloud-based, 65% of companies' IT assets will be off-site in colocation, hosting, and Cloud data centres and one third of IT "staff" will be employees of third-party service providers. So Cloud is happening and Ericsson is determined to play an important role therein.”
Geoff writes on the Hyperscale Cloud blog, so check out his posts on blockchain, "planet-as-a-service" and the secret to cloud industrialization, among others.
And if you want to dive into his thinking further, you download "The Game Has Changed," the paper he wrote with Jason Hoffman, VP and Head of Product Area Cloud Infrastructure at Ericsson: