Intel launches new initiatives under 'Cloud 2015' vision

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 28 October 2010, 18:44 Hrs
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New Delhi: Intel has introduced several new initiatives under its 'Cloud 2015' vision aimed at making cloud-based Internet computing more interoperable, secure and simplified.

Intel's Cloud 2015 vision includes three key elements - 'federated' cloud, 'automated' network and 'client-aware' clouds, creating an Open Data Centre Alliance of top 70 businesses that together represent more than $50 billion in annual IT investment and that have cloud research or projects underway and unveiling of Intel Cloud Builders programme.

A 'federated' cloud allows enterprises to share data across internal and external clouds; an 'automated' network allows the secure movement of applications and resources to significantly improve energy efficiency in data centers and 'client-aware' clouds take a user and specific device's unique features into account to fully optimize an online experience. They know what types of applications, commands and processing should take place in the cloud or on your laptop, smartphone or other device.

According to Intel, it will support these goals by creating software and building new capabilities into Intel Xeon processors which include features such as Intel Virtualization Technology and Intel Trusted Execution Technology.

The alliance includes companies like BMW, China Life, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, National Australia Bank, Shell, Terremark and UBS. The alliance will lay out future hardware and software requirements that lead to more open and interoperable cloud and data center solutions.

In India, CtrlS and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) are members of the Open Data Center Alliance. "CtrlS Datacenters is India's only certified Tier IV Data Centre and is the preferred destination for industry leaders", said P. Sridhar Reddy, Founder and MD of CtrlS.

With the Open Data Center Alliance Intel now have the world's top businesses focused and actively engaged with Intel and the high-tech industry, accelerating solutions to the cloud's key challenges, according to R. Ravichandran, Director - Sales, Intel South Asia.

The Intel Cloud Builders program has the goal to provide a path to the Cloud 2015 vision by bringing together system and software solution partners to provide proven cloud building tools and practical guidance on deployment, maintenance and optimization in a cloud infrastructure.

The ODCA will determine future requirements for cloud infrastructure, while the Intel Cloud Builders program, that has a total of 20 reference architectures, will help bring these requirements to life with full solutions. It represents a community of providers of technology in the cloud, including Canonical, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, Enomaly, Eucalyptus Systems, Gproxy, HP, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Microsoft, NetApp, NetSuite, Novell, Parallels, Red Hat, Univa and VMware.

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