Last week was Interop Las Vegas 2011, a popular event with some of the most well-known technology companies such as McAfee, Dell, Citrix, Cisco, Panduit, HP, Force 10 Networks, Barracuda Networks and many more. But it was the Intel Cloud 2015 Vision that really spoke volumes to Intel’s partners and customers. From the Intel booth to over one-thousand attendees at Intel’s keynote with Kirk Skaugen and hundreds that packed the panel with Iddo Kadim, and the conversations happening on social networks and blogs discussing the Intel vision it began to be clear what the next hot topic from Interop was.
In October 2010, Intel launched their Cloud 2015 Vision, and since then Intel continues to tell the story of connecting more people and devices to the cloud, more devices becoming client aware and focusing on Intel’s three pillars of the vision; a federated, automated and client aware cloud.
At Interop, these three pillars became key and better understood not only at the booth with six demos to represent each pillar more clearly, but also with Kirk Skaugen describing what drives Intel forward with the timeline of ‘2015' -- he says “We will connect and extend computing technology to enrich the lives to every person on Earth.”
Also In his keynote Kirk explains that more people will have morec access to technology and be more connected then ever. In this explanation Kirk Skaugen gives a compelling and “startling” statistic that in the entire history of the internet, 245 Exabytes of data have crossed the internet in 2010, alone.
So how does that fit with the Intel Cloud 2015 Vision? Intel hopes to play a role in connecting one billion more users to the internet with the Intel® Atom processor in Smartphones, Nettops, Netbooks, and more, by 2015. Intel hopes to play a role in connecting 15 billion devices by the year 2015 to the cloud in th next generation of data centers. This level of connectivity and awareness could change how the world stays connected to each other, the news, other new technologies and change the way we live in what is now called, the digital age.
We saw great responses from the attendees and online. it wasn't just people understanding what Kirk presented in his keynote that helped. But people were genuinely interested! We had people coming by the boot just to what Intel was showing, people that wanted to become a part of the Intel Cloud Builders program.
We also recieved postive remarks online. Here are just a few:
“Intel ROCKS the cloud!...” & “Thanks for interview@ the #intel booth! I had a lot of fun. ”
The Interop organizers even shared some photos of the Intel booth on the Interop Facebook Page. We saw articles popping up everywhere. Cloud Tweaks said: “Kirk Skaugen… came up with some interesting numbers on cloud computing… While these figures are quite optimistic, they are not impossible…”
Force 10 Networks shared: “Intel Corporation will help deliver secure "cloud-in-a-rack" by integrating Intel® Expressway Access 360 for Single Sign On and Account Provisioning into Force10's Open Automation Framework.”
And, Securityweek.com had this to say: “Today, the McAfee Cloud Security Platform offers the following modules, the Intel® Expressway Cloud Access 360…the Intel® Expressway Service Gateway…”
There continues to be a “buzz” not only about cloud computing, but about Intel’s Cloud 2015 Vision!