[c-nsp] Nexus 2000 vs Catalyst 4948 for access layer

Brad Hedlund brhedlun at cisco.com
Tue Feb 9 23:07:06 EST 2010

My point there, put another way, is that Data Center operating costs are going to be scrutinized more now than ever before.
Internal IT needs to get lean and mean.  The real possibility of wholesale outsourcing of Data Center applications and operations to cloud providers is just around the corner.
Depending on your role in IT, that could be a good thing, or a bad thing.  Those who are viewed as champions for driving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership will do just fine.

Disclaimer: I speak for myself. These are my opinions, and not necessarily those of my employer.

Brad Hedlund, CCIE #5530
Technology Solutions Architect, Data Center
bhedlund at cisco.com

On Feb 9, 2010, at 10:57 AM, Ray Burkholder wrote:

>> Business leaders are hearing a lot about cloud computing these days,
>> and it's cost advantages to the business.  Yet there is a valid concern
>> with data privacy and security that comes with public cloud computing.
>> If internal IT can transform their data centers into a private cloud,
>> or at least drastically improve the operational efficiency and total
>> cost of ownership of their own data centers ... the wholesale
>> outsourcing of the data center applications to the public cloud become
>> less attractive to the business leaders.
> I'm not quite sure I understand the impact of that last statement... "become
> less attractive to the business leaders."  Is that a good thing or a bad
> thing?  i.e, is going into the public cloud a good thing or a bad thing?
> And if business leaders "transform their data centers into a private cloud",
> isn't that still a private network?  Or are there additional ramifications
> of this, i.e, going the virtualization path and making everything server
> non-centric?
> Ray
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