Intel has released several initiatives under its 'Cloud 2015' vision aimed at making Cloud-based Internet computing more interoperable, secure and simplified.
Intel's Cloud 2015 vision has three key elements:
• A 'Federated' Cloud that allows enterprises to share data across internal and external clouds;
• An 'automated' network that automatically allows the secure movement of applications and resources to significantly improve energy efficiency in datacenters;
• PC and device-savvy 'client-aware' clouds that know what types of applications, commands and processing should take place in the Cloud or on your laptop, smartphone or other device.
Taking a user and specific device's unique features into account to fully optimize an online experience.
Intel plans to support these goals by creating software and building new capabilities into Intel Xeon processors, which include features such as Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) and Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) that form the basis of Cloud computing.
"The server industry has gone through an amazing transformation since the Intel Pentium Pro's introduction in 1995; our goal is to ensure that Cloud computing continues to deliver breakthrough economics based on the same fundamental principle: innovation on open, interoperable standards," commented R. Ravichandran, Director, Sales, Intel South Asia.
As a step toward Cloud 2015, Intel has helped create the Open Datacenter Alliance (ODCA), a coalition of over 70 businesses that together represent more than $50 Billion in annual IT investment and that have Cloud research or projects underway. Alliance Steering Committee members include BMW, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase,Marriott International, National
Australia Bank, Shell, Terremark and UBS.
In India, CtrlS and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) are members of the ODCA.
"CtrlS has been continuously innovating and has raised the industry benchmarks to deliver the best protection, the highest uptime in the industry and significant cost savings to customers, while operating the most energy efficient datacenter and the ODCA charter is aligned with our goals," added P. Sridhar Reddy, founder and MD of CtrlS.
"We are excited to join ODCA in its efforts to build a unified vision for Data Requirements and to define use models that support emerging Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure requirements," said, Anjan Choudhury, CTO, Bombay Stock Exchange.
The Intel Cloud Builders program provides a path to the Cloud 2015 vision. Intel announced a significant expansion of this program that brings together leading system and software solution partners to provide proven Cloud building recipes and practical guidance on its deployment, maintain and optimize a Cloud infrastructure.
While the alliance will determine future requirements for Cloud infrastructure, the Intel Cloud Builders program will help bring these requirements to life with full solutions. The program represents a community of the most critical providers of technology in the Cloud, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp and NetSuite, to name just a few.