By Jim Cavanaugh, HP Financial Services
HP’s educational series for CFOs will no doubt be helpful to network managers and your CFO. It can help you understand the issues at hand as you plan to align your technology roadmap with your finance roadmap. The last step then is to live happily in the cloud!
In traditional WAN environments, data centers are located in certain cities, the hosted applications came out of a certain data center, and the traffic going in and coming out were predictable albeit large. Most traffic is back hauled to the data center with controlled and limited Internet access points. Does this WAN architecture maximize the benefits of moving to cloud services?
Imagine 110 million viewers tuned in for Superbowl XLV—shattering all records for TV viewership for a single event or episode. Similar record-shattering capacity and scale are needed on a whim in the business world. IT has a challenge to support these kinds of scale and sourcing needs via “anything as a service.” Are traditional networks capable of supporting these kinds of demands on the infrastructure? Can we turn a blind eye to the “plumbing” needs supporting this transformation?