Old habits die hard, they say. Network is one of them. Network in the datacenter is not actually a modern habit. It’s rather vanishing because more people are using cloud computing services to put their datacenter there. But that’s so 2010…. and we’re almost in 2015.
So, Cisco, that network giant did some research into the future of datacenters and computing services and came up with the brilliant conclusion that cloud computing is going to be the future in 2018. That’s sweet and interesting, but we’ve passed that already and I was actually expecting more insights than rather common sense. Nevertheless, the report is here: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/global-cloud-index-gci/Cloud_Index_White_Paper.pdf
Regardless the timing for this report, I must agree that these dumb pipes will actually play a major role in the future for everyone, because we need them pretty dumb, to provide network access to our stuff out there.