This is a survey currently from Capgemini in the Fall of 2012. The analysis defines a view of the cloud in terms of cost and adoption from a business user perspective.
Is the market the driver or being driven by different business and technology emerging drivers?
References:(1) How much data traffic is there on the Internet, will is grind to a halt? Global monthly Internet traffic In 2004 passed 1 exabyte for the first time. In 2010 it was estimated at 21 exabytes per month (source Cisco corp). Bret Swanson in 2007 coined the term exaflood for a supposedly impending flood of exabytes that would cause the Internet's congestive collapse.(Discovery Institute http://www.discovery.org/a/3869)(2) Just how big is 1 exabyte? How big is the Internet?, bigger than humanity. There are more things connected to the internet than there are people on the planet. Think about that for a second; that’s not just smart devices or computers, it’s everything that’s connected to the internet... The tipping point came about 2008....By 2020, 50 billion “things” will be talking to the internet. What kind of things? See infographic in link. The Internet is very different..(Source: Cisco corp)http://techland.time.com/2011/07/20/how-big-is-the-internet-bigger-than-humanity/1 Exabyte is 1 billion, billion bytes , or 1 quintillion bytes. It is equivalent to 50,000 years of DVD quality video.(3) How big is Big data? 161 exabytes of data were created in 2006, "3 million times the amount of information contained in all the books ever written," with the number expected to hit 988 exabytes in 2010. (Source IDC, EMC Corp1 Zettabyte is 1000 Exabytes , 1 billion Terabytes (4) How is computing power increasing? When will computational power exceed the human brain?, Moores Law end in 2013. Sources in 2005 expected it to continue until at least 2015 or 2020.( http://news.cnet.com/New-life-for-Moores-Law/2009-1006_3-5672485.html) However, the 2010 update to the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors has growth slowing at the end of 2013, after which time transistor counts and densities are to double only every three years.( http://www.itrs.net/Links/2010ITRS/2010Update/ToPost/2010Tables_ORTC_ITRS.xls) But new models emerge?Transitor count 10 million 2000 1 billion 2010 FLOPS Floating Point Operations per second – for super computersMIPS Instructions per second - for general purpose computersTeraflops Petaflops – 1000 teraflops = 1 Petaflop is = 1 quadrillion FLOPS = 1000 trillion FLOPSExaflops - 1 quntillion FLOPS – 1 million teraflopsProcessing power of super computersUse of multicore and clustering, centeralized computing modelsMarch 2012 8.1 petaflops grid computingMay 2011 5.5 petaflops over 48000 networked active computers700 Teraflops over 33,000 active computersIntel Core i7 8M cache up to 3.9 GHz = 3.9 Billion cycles per second clock speedhttp://www.cpubenchmark.netIntel Xeon E5-2690 2.9GHZ 8 Cores 2012http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/13/amd-gets-guiness-world-record-for-fastest-cpu-with-overclocked-o/ AMD overclocked FX chip at 8.308 GHz 2011http//www.macrumors.com/2012/11/02/apples-new-a6x-ipad-chip-adopts-powervr-sgx-554mp4-graphics/Apple A6X chip powers the ipad 4It GPU cores and CPU cores the two cores running at 1.4 GHzThe A6X GPU using PowerVR SGX 554MP4 has a benchmark of 76.8 GFLOPS @300mhz3rd generation ipad 25 frames per second4th generation ipad 52 frames per secondA significant jump
There are risks and trade-offs with every new technology development. How do these tectonic scale forwards work locally , individually and in the macro sense?If personal data is growing, personal compute power available is growing, personal interactions and digitization of activities and resources growing , how does this change the value of those interactions. With the recent cyber security threats , how does this impact What Gartner call the nexus, these represent significant social and business change in information technological development within and between these technological changes
Digital Transformation and the role of Cloud Computing
Director, GBD, Global Infrastructure Services, Capgemini