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Cloud vs. WAN

Boy, that cloud sure does sound great. All those admins can get pink slips and the air conditioners in the server room can be redeployed at the CEO's summer house. What could possibly go wrong?

An insightful Redmond Report reader points out that if your WAN is slow (and many are) your cloud apps will be sluggish as well. And as more and more application processing moves over these wires, latency becomes, well, more latent.

A 10-gig Ethernet used to be overkill and was needed only by service providers. As the cloud continues to grow, we may need 10 gigs everywhere.

Are you happy with WAN speeds? Let me know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/08/2011 at 1:18 PM


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