As originally written and published on Data Center Discovery
Forecast highlights for Cisco workload predictions indicate that by 2018, cloud data centers will be processing more than 78 percent of workloads. The latest Cloud Computing research gathered by IDG indicates that 69 percent of organizations are utilizing the cloud to run their infrastructure or applications. Gartner included Cloud computing as being named the first of its 2015 top 10 strategic technology trends.
Cloud has caused the industry to shift – creating a wave of change that has a direct impact on corporate IT departments across every supporting industry player globally. As IT leaders continue to adopt the Cloud across their organizations, however, they must first ask themselves these key questions: What kind of impact does cloud have on the business cycle? and What are certain major cloud projects the industry is focusing on this year?
Experts from the cloud ecosystem, including Digital Realty, VMware, Level 3 Communications, EdgeConneX, euNetworks and Telstra, will provide expert answers to these questions and more and offer in-depth insights into the distribution and implementation of cloud computing within several hybrid environments as they come together at The Cloud Ecosystem LIVE! roundtable during International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2015 in Chicago, IL. The discussion will be led by John Sarkis, GM, Colocation and Connectivity, Digital Realty and will take place Tuesday, May 12 in the Swissôtel, Alpine 2 at 4:00PM. Attendees will also enjoy cocktails and light appetizers before, during and after the panel discussion.
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