According to Allyson Klein, director, Leadership Marketing, Data Center Group, Intel Corp., the compute continuum has arrived. The connected world is becoming larger and more diverse. There will approximately be over 1 billion new users by 2015.
We are witnessing a sea of new devices, limited only by our creativity. There are estimated to be more than 15 billion devices connected by 2015. All of these devices are creating a renaissance of compute experience, that is pervasive and simple computing. These will once again change the ways we work and live.
And, a new frontier of insight, simplifying our lives and making our world more efficient. So, what about the cloud? Cloud will be the performance engine of the compute continuum.
There has been an introduction of a new economic model for computing: ~ 600 Apple iPhones will need a new server; and so would ~120 iPads. And, this is only said to be the beginning!
The data center processor growth has been >2X in 10 years. Data center acceleration is estimated to be >2X in the next five years. Cloud’s contribution to data center growth will be significant. In 2010, cloud was contributing 10 percent. This should double to 20 percent in 2015.
Intel’s strategy for creating the cloud includes:
IT & service providers - define and prioritize IT requirements.
Products & technologies - take advantage of new capabilities in Intel platforms.
Intel Cloud Builders - utilize proven reference solutions to ease your deployments.
The Open Data Center Alliance is a catalyst for change, given that open and interoperable solutions are essential. In October 2010, the Alliance established the first user-driven organization for cloud requirements. There were 70 IT leaders joined by technical advisor Intel. Five technical working groups were formed.
In June 2011, the Open Data Center Alliance released the first user-driven requirements for the cloud. It now has 4X members representing >$100B annual IT spend. There have been new technical collaborations as well -- four organizations and four initial solutions providers.
The Alliance endorses immediate use to guide member planning and purchasing decisions.