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Microsoft vs Google in Cloud Computing

By G C Network | May 22, 2008

Many took note of the Randall Stross essay in the New York Times last weekend. In it he succintly described why Microsoft is failing in it’s attempt to bridge the next major shift in the computing industry. The cloud computing relevant points seem to be: 1) Microsoft’s online services aren’t doing well at all. The…

IBM at Forrester IT Forum

By G C Network | May 22, 2008

At the Forrester IT Forum yesterday in Las Vegas, Rick Lechner, VP Enterprise Systems at IBM, made the following comments The changing face of globalization (transformation from exporting to multi-nationals to truly distributed global enterprise). The rising tide of information (more devices, need for real-time analytics). New business models that are evolving as new technology…

HP & EDS

By G C Network | May 21, 2008

In an interesting take on his Enterprise Architecture blog, Chris Pearson sees the HP acquisition of EDS as a ploy by HP to remain relevant in a cloud computing world. “The next step is cloud computing. With outsourcing offering, the market was more or less limited to big companies able to manage global contracts when…

The Library of National Intelligence (LNI) – A Possible Cloud Application

By G C Network | May 20, 2008

In the MAZZ-INT Blog a couple of weeks ago, Joe Mazzafro artile on “Intelliigence and the Concept of Customer” stated that a “realistic business model for the IC to assume is that of the modern IT enabled and accessed publicly funded library — but with its own content provisioning capability” In his description customers would…

Net-Centric Enterprise Services – An Update

By G C Network | May 19, 2008

Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) is about to enter the initial operational test and evaluation phase. NCES are a set of capabilities that support network-centric warfare operations and information sharing. It also allows users to find and access relevant information and to expose data for others to discover. The system employs service-oriented architecture (SOA) to evolve…

Microsoft Renews Yahoo Bid

By G C Network | May 19, 2008

Microsoft renews Yahoo bid and is now offering to buy a piece of Yahoo. I believe this is just the opening of the second round. Follow me at https://Twitter.com/Kevin_Jackson

Cloud Computing Risk

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

CIO.com reviewed the top three concerns that the IT executives have regarding the adoption of cloud computing – security, latency, and SLA. These concerns seem similar to those previously assigned to grid computing, software as a service and just about every new capability that comes along. While I agree that the concerns are real, I…

Grid vs. Cloud – May 17, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

From Geva Perry’s April 25th blog Cloud Computing overtaking the term Grid Computing With the term “cloud computing” rapidly being hyped everywhere, I did this little exercise on Google Trends to see how it fares against its predecessor “grid computing”. Here’s the result — cloud is just about to overtake grid: If we zoom in…

Blogsphere Clouds – May 16, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

The cloud is billowing in the blogsphere !! Virtual Computing in the Cloud — How a Universal Dialtone Will …Virtual Cloud Computing represents the next wave of virtualization and offers significant market opportunities by providing a new, simpler, and much more pervasive platform for on-demand, desktop and application service delivery. … Latest News from AJAXWORLD…

Gartner on Cloud Computing / Yahoo vs. Icahn- May 15, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

Gartner thinks that cloud computing may be the next big thing: By 2012, 80 percent of Fortune 1000 enterprises will pay for some cloud computing service and 30 percent of them will pay for cloud computing infrastructure. Through 2010, more than 80 percent of enterprise use of cloud computing will be devoted to very large…

The Achilles heel of every transformative business model is their reliance on ever increasing amounts of data that need to be transported quickly across wide area networks and processed at edge computing end points. To meet this expected demand, the global telecommunications industry is rapidly moving toward a future in which networks must have the agility, flexibility, and scalability to deliver aggregated capabilities through fully programmable networks.

Since the late 1970s, new generations of technology and wireless standards have been introduced every decade through the current transition between 4G and 5G capabilities. Limited data capability was provided using circuit-switching under the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) standard. Improved data rates were brought to the market in the late 1990s by using 2.5G and 2.75G technology, which were named GPRS (general packet radio service) and EDGE (enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution). The introduction of the LTE network later set the standard for high-speed wireless communications on mobile devices and data terminals.

Historically, sovereign nations have managed their telecommunications networks as national assets.

The political negotiations that drove that history led to underlying technological choices and today’s

heated international competition around 5G network deployments. In fact, western nations fear that China’s Huawei Technologies’ dominance of 5G technology could give the Chinese government backdoor access to Western mobile networks and the application. This international competition will determine the availability of specific technologies and telecommunications resources in each geographic region.

For 5G networks, data transfer speed, volume, and latency depend on the spectrum bands used and the network usage context (fixed or mobile). MmWave spectrum is a high-frequency technology that lies between 30 GHz and 300 GHz. It is attractive because its shorter wavelengths create narrower beams, which provides better resolution and security for data transmission. A 5G mmWave system requires a significant infrastructure build but could reap the benefits of data transferred at up to twenty times the speed of current 4G LTE networks. MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) increases throughput by using high-quality signals to receive multiple data streams at a reduced power per stream. Massive MIMO can multiply the capacity of a wireless connection without requiring more spectrum, which could potentially deliver a fifty-fold increase in the future.

These network capabilities are substantially superior to previous wireless technology generations and have subsequently set off the rapid development of many new application requirements and functions. With this new infrastructure, application components are placed in an optimal location to use compute and data storage services of the distributed cloud. The distributed cloud approach increases capacity, availability, and coverage while also limiting data transfer requirements. A distributed cloud solution enables edge computing by using micro and small data centers. Application developers must learn how to exploit these new design requirements to deliver ever increasing value to their end users.

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