The cloud computing is a $180B industry by 2014 where Cisco, Alcatel, Juniper, HP, etc. are all fighting for their marker share which I predict only one or two will dominate in the end. I believe ALU will be the industry leader in this field where Bell Labs has been focusing on cloud network architecture for some time.
I’m also convinced that research papers (technical journals) from Bell Labs on Cloud Computing and Network/Security such as with V-IDS virtual-intrusion-detection-system and many others have been highly sought out by competitors such as Cisco and others, meaning even the competitors are depended on the scientists of Bell Labs Research and so does the US Government through Alcatel LGS Innovations.
ALU building its Cloud architecture organically from grounds up like with its OmniSwitch 10K’s implementation using existing IEEE standards like Edge Virtual Bridging VEPA 802.1Qbg EVB with ALU dynamic Virtual Network Profiles (vNP) for network virtualization specifically designed for deploying simplified, fully automated data center and cloud architecture over Shortest Path Bridging 802.1aq SPB-M with Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol (MVRP).
Cisco’s cloud technology solution is centered around buying up small cloud vendors like with its recent acquisition of “Meraki, a vendor of technology for cloud based management of wireless LAN, security appliances, and mobile devices for US$1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives”.
In terms of datacenter and carrier carbon footprint ALU network equipment such as XRS 7950, OmnisSwitch 10K, etc consume much less power than competitors. This is very similar to what is happening in the world of semiconductor where ARMH processors are overtaking Intel's because ARM uses less power, so would ALU become the industry preferred choice on Cloud Computing Network and router/switch deployments.
"... The cloud computing is a $180B industry by 2014 where Cisco, Alcatel, Juniper, HP, etc. are all fighting for their marker share which I predict only one or two will dominate in the end. I believe ALU will be the industry leader in this field where Bell Labs has been focusing on cloud network architecture for some time. ...."
Well, these days everyone provides cloud services - it's an airy hype term we should rather ignore if we truly want to know the potential of ALU to succeed.
This is not hype. It is real and it’s happening. In the past, large companies have been building their own large scale networks to support their enterprise server-farms and application pools. But, in early 2000 large coporations started to outsource their IT department as a cost cutting measure (restructuring) to the likes of IBM and HP Manages Services and thus the concept of shared resource pool (tenant) was developed where customers shared network and server hardware with others by renting spaces directly from the industry.
Since every company has its own unique requirement and needs (i.e. security and transaction bandwidth) it became evident that virtualization was needed for housing to protect networks and servers and to customize individual needs. This was the birth of Cloud Computing Access and Virtualization.
Today, this Cloud concept has been expanded to all company sizes and to almost every industry including entertainment and retail (i.e. Apple and Amazon) and more will follow. There are many advantages in renting spaces (network and server) as oppose to managing your own and carrying the overhead.
The Cloud Computing is here to stay and it is not a hype. The Cloud Computing industry will surpass $500B worldwide by 2016 and ALU will capitalize in this endeavor by providing multi-tenants secured access into the Cloud Computing through its SDN and innovated network approaches from its Bell Labs Research.