Marhaba to the Cloud: CIENA Middle East Roundtable


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Introduction to CIENA Cloud Networking Roundtable, held in Dubai on June 12, 2012.

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Marhaba to the Cloud: CIENA Middle East Roundtable

  1. 1. Marhaba to the CloudCamille MendlerPrincipal AnalystInforma Telecoms & Media CIENA Roundtable Dubai June 12, 2012
  2. 2. Cloud: It’s really about consumption Comms GamesCompute Video Apps Storage Eat what you want, when you want. No leftovers wasted. © All rights reserved 2
  3. 3. Our appetites continue to growMiddle East: Averagedigital consumption 90% of today’s Web content(per person per month) was created in the past two years 2015 172 1395 116 76 142 +46% +56% +59% +130% +274% WWW IM @ Text Web Messaging Email Video 2011 118 892 73 33 38 Note: Average monthly interactions per person across Middle Eastern region (mobile & fixed). Source: Informa Telecoms & MediaCloud offers a better way to manage ebbs and flows of demand. © All rights reserved 3
  4. 4. Digital goods are delivered as needs 79% of a typical enterprise’s ICT budget could move to Liquid vs Rigid the cloud Curate vs Maintain Enable vs Prevent Innovate vs React It’s a dramatically different role for IT departments.11/24/11 @ All rights reserved 4
  5. 5. Cloud means a new role for many Integrators Web Services from… Colos / hostersTelcos Hardware Software Devices Governments Cloud vending machine Enterprises Everyone is becoming a cloud supplier! © All rights reserved 5
  6. 6. Cloud can reinvigorate old norms Connected ‘things’ converse via the cloud. © All rights reserved 6
  7. 7. Telecom operators may hold the best cards Brand recognition Personal Wide area connectivity connectivity Security Datacenters certifications Billing Distribution Without a network, there is no cloud. © All rights reserved 7
  8. 8. Telecom cloud activity is acceleratingTelecom operatorsactive in cloud 145 1Q12 127 2011 80 61 10 2010 49 2009 2008Source: Informa Telecoms & Media Middle Eastern operators have come late to the market. 8 ©All rights reserved
  9. 9. Telcos spent $14bn on cloud in 2011Telecom cloud Russia & CIS 2.7%investments Europe 7.1% 90% of investment from North America and Asia Middle EastNorth America 0.2% 58.3% Asia 30.8% Latin America 0.8% Africa 0.2% Source: Informa Telecoms & Media Middle East operators have preferred to establish cloud partnerships versus major direct investments until now. 9 ©All rights reserved
  10. 10. Earth-bound assets do matter in a virtual world DATACENTER QUALITY CERTIFIED: TELECOM OPERATORS Source: Uptime Institute. Includes both design and construction certifications. Telecom operator Country Tier• Datacenter quality audits Bell Canada Canada 3 BSNL – Dimension Data India 3 are rare Cable & Wireless UK 3 COLT UK 3 Digicel Jamaica 3• You won’t find Amazon ENTEL Etisalat Chile UAE 3 3 or Google on this list Macquarie Telecom Australia 3 Megafon Russia 3 Mobily KSA 4• Middle East operators Primus STC Canada KSA 3 4 outclass many peers Taiwan Mobile Telconet Taiwan Ecuador 3 3 Telefonica Spain 4 T-Systems (Deutsche Telekom) Brazil, South Africa 3 Turk Telecom Turkey 3 Verizon Wireless US 3 Vivo Brazil 3 When Middle East operators do invest, it is in premium assets. ©All rights reserved 10
  11. 11. Fiber-rich societies are cloud ready Qatar’s National Broadband Network follows Singapore’s In 90 days, Singapore’s example entire government will be cloud based The goal: ‘Liquid’ broadband for all And a 0.3% boost in GDP as a resultNew Middle East infrastructure projects are promising for cloud,but trusted institutions must provide endorsement. © All rights reserved 11
  12. 12. Cloud: A delicate & imbalanced ecosystem The challenges The consequences •All digital assets • Less predictability must be on demand of costs or revenues • Network as well • Need to invest in as compute orchestration & reach • Whatever the • Ensure legality (and location or device safety) of consumptionTechnology is a lesser issue than willingness and ability to change. 12 © All rights reserved
  13. 13. Final thoughts• Cloud is for everyone: consumers, SMEs, enterprises, the public sector – and ‘things’• Without a network, there is no cloud• The cloud’s consumption model is elegant, but still complex to deliver Source: Flickr/M oyan Brenn © All rights reserved 13
  14. 14. Thank You! Camille MendlerPrincipal Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media +44 7766 13 15 28 Twitter: @cmendler 14