The adoption and use of Cloud technology is still being held back by justified concerns in the minds of many CIOs, IT Directors and Managers.
In October 2012, Exponential-e commissioned research from 250 UK IT decision makers on the barriers to Cloud adoption. The findings were shared in a report: Building the silver lining and although most respondents saw Cloud as key to increasing productivity and reducing the total cost of ownership for physical infrastructure, many had a number of significant concerns:
- inadequate or unreliable network connections
At a recent Cloud event held at the Emirates stadium hosted by Exponential-e, EMC and VMware, a new concern was added to the list: the risk of losing access to critical corporate data when held in the Cloud.
The stakes are sky-high as businesses consider a move to Cloud. IT Senior Management is well aware of the huge potential benefits, whilst the penalties can be extremely painful for those who do not take the time to ensure that the solutions are reliable and resilient.
Highly respected in the industry as one of the UK’s leading technology innovators, Exponential-e is now at the forefront of creating what is seen as a third generation of Cloud services that integrate and use the speed and flexibility of a world-class high speed Ethernet network combined with the latest in compute and storage virtualisation techniques.
Exponential-e’s deep knowledge of high speed and low latency data connectivity has resulted in a 100Gigabit core network that routinely supports broadcast standard HD TV streams and high-frequency algorithmic trading as well as many thousands of corporate network connections. This 10-year investment in smart infrastructure, smart people and smart products, now underpins a new generation of Cloud tools and services to augment existing corporate IT infrastructure with elastic Cloud services – that are both secure and that truly perform.