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    [EN] Alibaba Cloud: 10 milhões clientes pagantes

    Alibaba Cloud’s Simon Hu provides update on cloud progress, plans to go from 1 to 10 million paying customers.

    James Bourne
    18 October 2017

    Alibaba’s ambition in the cloud arena is well-known – with progress certainly being made if reports are to be believed – and to illustrate, the company outlined a variety of clients and technology opportunities at its Computing Conference in Hangzhou.

    Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud, took to the stage to offer a progress update about the company’s cloud push and vision.

    More than one million paying customers are on Alibaba Cloud – a fact revealed during the company’s most recent financial report in August, with CEO Daniel Zhang saying at the time the milestone was ‘merely a starting point’. Hu added some meat to this bone; one third of China’s top 500 companies are on board, while 80% of customers were designated as ‘innovation companies’. “They are observing the changes brought by the Internet and brought by cloud computing,” said Hu.

    The list of companies utilising Alibaba’s cloud – not just in China but pan-Asia – was particularly of interest. Philips China has moved entirely to the cloud, owning no servers or data centres of their own, and has seen IT costs drop by 15%, said Hu. Bank of Nanjing has moved from IBM and Oracle, while Moutai, a Chinese liquor distributor, is using Alibaba’s cloud technology and is particularly interested in blockchain going forward. Other companies – Air Asia, State Administration Taxation and the IOC (International Olympic Committee) – kept on coming.

    The plan, alongside the company's partners, was to move from one million customers to 10 million.

    Products were unveiled; some new, some not entirely new. In the former was the X-Dragon cloud server, which was described as a ‘mixed cloud service’, combining a physical server’s stability with the scalability of a virtual machine. “This can connect the demand with the lowest possible price and offer the best performance,” said Hu.

    Another on this theme was DataV, a 3D city visualisation aimed squarely at the Internet of Things (IoT). Using Hangzhou as the example, Hu said more than 100,000 3D buildings can be managed through the visualisation. The latter category included MaxCompute – launched officially last month – as a proprietary big data processing platform which features greater machine learning capability alongside scalability and security protection.

    Alongside the one million paying customer milestone, Alibaba has received recent praise from analysts. Gartner put the company in third place, behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, in public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) last month, while Fung Global Retail & Technology (FGRT), an analyst firm covering the Computing Conference, put it this way.

    “We are convinced that Alibaba is at the forefront of the development of various cutting-edge technologies, such as AI and voice recognition,” the company wrote. “We are optimistic about its various initiatives in promoting innovation and empowering entrepreneurs in China.

    “With its vision, we believe Alibaba will continue to play an important role in driving industries such as eCommerce, healthcare, urban planning and manufacturing in China, and the world.”

    A letter to shareholders from Zhang, published yesterday, said the past year was where investors “gained appreciation for the clarity of Alibaba’s vision, mission and strategic blueprint.” Aligned to this was the cloud arm, which Zhang added was ‘still in hyper-growth mode’. “Together with a large and diverse community of developers and service providers, a new ecosystem has formed around our cloud business,” he wrote.

    https://www.cloudcomputing-news.net/...going-forward/

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    X-Dragon



    Aliyun released the Dragon cloud servers: 96 core + 768GB memory

    2017-10-12

    On the 2017 yunqi, Hangzhou Conference today, Aliyun released a whole new generation of computing class server "Dragon Cloud Server" (X-Dragon Cloud Server).

    Dragon plan is the core Aliyun in order to build the next generation of cloud computing technology, medium-and long-term research carried out through research chip, core business acceleration devices, redefined server hardware architecture, build a deeply integrated physical and virtual machine features innovative computing architecture. Dragon cloud server is based on this new architecture has launched the next-generation cloud Server product.

    According to Ali introduced, Dragon cloud server is a horizontal elastic scalable high performance computing service combines the advantages of physical and cloud servers, Super, ultra stable computing power can be realized, with extreme performance, cryptographic calculations (chip-level trusted execution environment), second-level delivery, interoperable with cloud products interconnected aliyun station four characteristics.

    The server supports Aliyun independently developed virtualization 2.0 technology , both ordinary elastic cloud servers, physical level of high performance, physical isolation, customers exclusive computing resources without virtualization performance overhead and loss of property.

    Hardware configurations using latest scalable Intel Xeon platforms, the highest Platinum gold Xeon 8163 can be configured, up to 96 cores --Intel public release of the model, and no this one, seems aliyun custom, should be 24 cores, quad-- Platinum Medal with the nearest core Xeon 8168 is 24, wholesale price $5890, customization will only be more expensive.

    In addition to this you can also select 8 core, 16-core, 32 cores, 64 cores of different configurations, of which 8 core clock speed is 3.7-4.1GHz, should also be tailored, with the nearest 8 core medal Xeon 6144 frequency is 3.5-4.2GHz, wholesale price $2925.

    In addition, the optional minimum memory 32GB, Max 768GB DDR4-2666, matching 25Gbps, 4 million received the employer of high performance networks, and supports mount the SSD disk, each of the maximum capacity of 32TB.

    For high performance computing, Aliyun will also introduce a supercomputing cluster based on the Dragon cloud servers (SuperComputer Cluster), between nodes using high bandwidth low latency RDMA network interconnection, RoCE network speeds comparable to Infiniband.

    http://news.mydrivers.com/1/551/551623.htm
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    Ali cloud President Hu Xiaoming: the future of cloud computing competition will be between China and the United States

    The morning of October 12th, at the 2017 Hangzhou Yunxi conference, Sina Technology was interviewed by Ali cloud President Hu Xiaoming.

    October 12, 2017

    "How many industries will use cloud computing? My answer is: all". Hu Xiaoming believes that the era of data, all industries will be applied to cloud computing, because all the industry will embrace the Internet, every enterprise needs to connect the future, more and more enterprises will see the opportunity in the digital transition.

    At present, Ali cloud has become the world's third cloud computing company. It is facing competition from Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Hu Xiaoming said, compared with the industry is between the Sino US competition, both the future of cloud computing, cloud computing market has first mover advantage, and China market of digital transformation of power and speed will surpass the u.s.. This year, several cloud computing company America encountered difficulties and challenges in the global service industry in the process in the next six months or a year, Ali cloud will encounter similar problems, so we set up the Dharma Institute, "hope in infrastructure investment, to achieve sustainable long-term investment, in order to make the formation of industry in close cooperation, so as to solve the problem.

    At the end of September this year, the authority of the U.S. research institutions Gartner released the 2016 global public cloud market share report. The report shows that the global cloud computing "3A" (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Ali cloud Alibaba Cloud) leading public cloud market, occupy three market share of the top three, the Amazon remained the leading edge, Chinese Ali cloud cloud computing beyond Google, after Microsoft Azure. (Han Dapeng)

    The following is part of the conversation:

    Q: in your opinion, aliyun Future Ltd strategy is what?

    Hu Xiaoming: we had to cloud computing, big data cognition, first from the start for developers, enterprises and government, we still use the traditional IT method in seeking the corresponding service. But with the development of the Internet, the government started the service began to connect to the Internet, enterprise service upgrades connected to the Internet, so everyone to process the digital transformation of the digital transformation of these enterprises and enterprises are put forward more requirements, how can we use new technology, new capabilities to better help the transformation. Ali cloud in the recent three years, in addition to our existing services developers, more is that enterprises in the digital transformation of enterprises in the opportunity, the opportunity to improve staff efficiency, enterprises to use new technology to improve the supply chain integration ability in the whole supply chain system of opportunity. So we have today's Internet architecture, business platform capabilities and data itself comprehensive ability, network security capabilities, the overall industry as a solution for the customer. How many industries will use cloud computing? How many industries do not use? My answer is all, all all industries will use cloud computing, because all businesses must embrace the Internet, all industries are connected to the Internet, Internet connection, this is our last three years to do. So we have to spend a lot of energy in the transition process, Ali cloud from the developer to the enterprise service, service to the government, we in the rapid deployment.

    Q: the establishment of the Dharma school aliyun what the future Ali cloud with the Dharma school how to cooperate?

    Hu Xiaoming: in fact, Ali cloud is a technology driven commercial company, so Ali cloud is concerned, we are now in order to meet the needs of clients and customers over the next two to three years of demand as our main starting point. But to the technology driven, and let us aliyun engineers today will meet great challenges, such as we do in heterogeneous computing chip challenges when dealing with data read-write efficiency challenges, such as storage during storage challenges, so how to make the Alibaba's technology to see farther, can do the long-term investment in the next 5-10 years, today we founded the Damour Institute, a better study on the technology of the future, to concentrate more on the base layer, and has a better interaction with ALI cloud. So Damour institute focused on long-term technical work, Ali cloud attention in mid itself technology breakthrough. The future of the Dharma school's own business model will also close cooperation with ALI cloud, all commercial products in the future path of technology export is by Ali cloud platform unified export, which is able to solve the short-term and long-term investment and business between a good modern research system model.

    Q: this year we see a few international cloud computing platform, in some acquisition or investment, to win their rivals, including Ali also recently voted in a company, so how do you evaluate this trend, this investment is the main way of cloud platform will be?

    Hu Xiaoming: in fact, the two countries cloud very quickly in advance and evolution, although Ali cloud as Asia's leading cloud computing company, but we have to see the cloud Ali cloud go more than a little before. In fact, this year in the United States several cloud computing companies in the service of global industrial process, their problems and challenges, it is possible to Ali cloud will meet in the next year, the problems and challenges. I believe this trend will also appear in the China. Second things, I think that in some cases China is not necessarily equivalent with the United States, which is why we want to continue in the Alibaba group within the system to promote the formation of independent Dharma Institute on the basis of investment, we hope in the future, we increase and long-term persistence of investment, this can be with ALI cloud today's industry closely the integration, it is our view.

    Q: for quantum computing cloud platform, which in our entire aliyun position is what?

    Hu Xiaoming: we still believe that quantum computation is only the quantum computation proposed in quantum computing need industrialization process, also need to do a lot of outside of the ecosystem, so why do we have to work together and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, academician together with pan, pan academicians of quantum communication, quantum communication but to industrialization, Ali cloud with its in-depth cooperation with all walks of life, customized personalized needs of quantum communication. The same quantum communication in the future industry, there will be more cooperation in the quantum algorithm and quantum software and tools, we need more linkage, which is ecological cooperation. Second things, we think there is no time to quantum industrialization today, we are still in gradually developing quantum environment from the lab today, when the quantum technology itself, I believe that quantum computing has become industrialization in the future, may take three years to five years or even longer, but does not prevent us from continuing to calculate input to quantum, including the future Damour Institute, we also include quantum computing, quantum communication is a very important direction. This is our opinion on this issue.

    Ask: HUAWEI cloud, tencent What is the cloud, Baidu and Ali cloud cloud the biggest difference, the difference is in the cloud? Some people say the Alibaba from the Amazon, but in cloud computing, two what is the difference?

    Hu Xiaoming: the two is a big problem, first, I'm not rivals to make any comment, I only said that Ali cloud of things, I speak clearly, one thing I don't know. The first thing that Ali cloud at present from the public cloud computing at the same time to the enterprise services market transformation in the fast, today we service customers are not only small developers, in the service of large enterprises, including listed companies, but also in the service government, and not only serve China, still serve the world. So today, Ali cloud according to the Gartner report, Ali cloud is a global cloud computing company third. Of course, the cloud computing market has first mover advantage than Chinese cloud computing market, but the market itself Chinese digital transformation of power and speed, the future faster than america. So I think the future of cloud computing, in the whole world, is between the two countries and the United States Chinese competition. The Ali cloud in the process, will bear a great responsibility, will also face great opportunities and challenges.

    The second thing that Amazon is worthy of our respect for the cloud computing technology, a lot of the Amazon in the cloud computing has become the views and ideas of practitioners continue to learn our cloud drive, but today to Ali cloud to speak, is not only learning, but to transcend, because today Chinese is a big manufacturing country, we encounter many problems in intelligent manufacturing is America can'tmeet, China met in the city management problems, the United States is not. We face in the small and medium-sized enterprises today opportunities for innovation process, many are not American, so that to Chinese cloud computing practitioners, is a great chance to redefine and beyond, which we have been working on the.

    http://www.138064.xyz/articles/tech/659981.htm

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    Ali cloud announced the maximum decrease of 53%, per second billing




    The global cloud computing market competition, a price war is set off.

    In October 12th, Aliyun announced at the 2017 Hangzhou Yunxi conference, from October 12th onwards, the price of Ali cloud cloud database RDS, cloud storage capacity of NAS and Web application firewall products, the maximum decrease of 53%.

    Aliyun also released the dragon cloud server (X-Dragon Cloud Server) and support to second billing and payment according to the amount of the monthly pay package in two modes.

    Users can create and run or terminate the virtual server, this service is called "elastic" service. Under the charging mode is flexible, cloud services will be expected to become more popular with users.

    "Today not only support you one day, just to support you for an hour, you can also support the second level, you can also use a second, according to the second billing, as long as you need, we will provide you with a variety of computing power" Ali cloud President Hu Xiaoming said.

    Ali cloud said, the core technology is a part of the Dragon Ali cloud plan, the plan is carried out to build the next generation of the core technology of cloud computing in the long-term research project. Through self-developed chips, core business to accelerate the equipment and redefine the server hardware architecture, Ali cloud physical machine and create a global leader in the integration of depth virtual machine The innovative characteristics of computing architecture. The dragon is the new cloud server computing architecture based on the launch of the next generation of cloud server products.
    sher in a complete cloud real time."

    It is understood that in 8 years, Ali cloud provides customers with 124 products, the new products are in the cloud features daily updates. In the world has been more than 1 million customers, over more than 67 countries and regions, covering 34% of the top 500 enterprises China.

    http://www.138064.xyz/articles/tech/660029.htm

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    Dragon Cloud Server

    The dragon cloud server has four highlights: the ultimate performance, encryption calculation, second delivery, and interoperability. In the way of sale, and consistent with other cloud products, support second billing and payment according to the amount of the monthly pay package in two modes.

    As a cloud elastic computing products, the dragon cloud server has reached the level of the next generation of physical machine ultimate performance and isolation, so customers exclusive computing resources without virtualization performance overhead and performance loss.

    In terms of security, in addition to physical isolation, in order to better protect the customers on the cloud data security, dragon cloud server uses the trusted execution environment with chip level encryption computing capacity, ensure the encrypted data can only be calculated in a safe and reliable environment. The hardware security chip level equivalent to the cloud user data provides a safe function, the user can take control of all process of data encryption and key protection. At the same time, in the operation and management control, with cloud server advantages, use experience consistent with ECS.

    The core technology is a part of Ali cloud recently disclosed the Dragon plan, the plan is carried out to build the next generation of the core technology of cloud computing in the long-term research project. Through self-developed chips, core business to accelerate the equipment and redefine the server hardware architecture, Ali cloud physical machine and create a global leader in the integration of depth virtual machine The innovative characteristics of computing architecture. The dragon is the new cloud server computing architecture based on the launch of the next generation of cloud server products.

    Previously, IaaS layer calculation of product form is divided into bare metal physical machine and cloud server two categories. Both in the calculation of performance, operation and maintenance management have their own advantages, and there are insufficient. The dragon cloud server is taking into account the performance advantages, the complete physical machine characteristics and cloud server management convenience and price advantage, it launched to further solve the strong customer demand for high performance computing, to help customers build a new hybrid cloud.

    The dragon cloud server virtual machine not only has the flexibility and elasticity, and has all the characteristics and advantages of the physical machine, it also has the ability to re virtualization, proprietary cloud can be seamless translation under the line to the cloud, without worrying about the performance of virtual open nested pin.

    http://www.138064.xyz/articles/tech/659987.htm

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    Alibaba is leading a $27M investment in open source database startup MariaDB

    Jon Russell
    Sep 29, 2017

    Alibaba has spent 2017 pushing its cloud computing business and now it is preparing to make its first major investment in a Western startup in the space.

    The Chinese e-commerce giant has agreed to lead a €23 million ($27 million) investment in MariaDB, the European company behind one of the web’s most popular open source database servers, according to a source with knowledge of negotiations. The deal has not closed yet, but it is imminent after MariaDB’s shareholders gave their approval this week.

    Neither Alibaba nor MariaDB responded to requests for comment.

    TechCrunch understands that Alibaba is contributing around €20 million with the remaining capital coming from existing backers. The deal values MariaDB at around the €300 million ($354 million) mark and it will see Alibaba’s Feng Yu, a principal engineer within its cloud business, join the startup’s board.

    That represents a significant appreciation on the $200 million-$250 million valuation that it got back in May when it raised €25 million (then worth $27 million) from the European Investment Bank. Our source indicated that Alibaba’s willingness to do business essentially enabled MariaDB to pick a valuation of its choosing.

    MariaDB is best known for operating the most popular alternative to MySQL, a database management system. Both are open source products but there is caution from some around MySQL from some because it is owned by Oracle — a huge corporation — courtesy of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

    Cloud is just one area Alibaba is focused on developing as it looks to generate new sources of revenue to lessen the dependence on its core China commerce business, even though that continues to be hugely lucrative.

    The firm has made big investments in those other areas — backing unicorns Paytm in India, and Lazada and Tokopedia in Southeast Asia — so why not look at the wider cloud/infrastructure industry for deals to advance its strategy?

    Having invested in Chinese players like cloud storage provider Qiniu and big data firm Dt Dream, joined Microsoft’s open source community and even worked with MariaDB directly in China, this would be Alibaba’s most notable cloud deal on overseas turf.

    Formerly known as SkySQL, MariaDB is attractive to Alibaba due to its presence in the industry. It has offices in Sweden and the U.S. and claims around 12 million global users of its databases, with some of the larger names including Booking.com, HP, Virgin Mobile and Wikipedia. Its solutions are used in private, public and hybrid cloud deployments and it is the default in a number of Linux distributions like Red Hat, Ubuntu and SUSE.

    SkySQL was originally founded in 2009 and merged with Monty Program Ab in 2013. Monty Program was founded by Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius after he sold his previous company MySQL to Sun Microsystems (now owned by Oracle) in 2008 for $1 billion. MariaDB later forked MySQL due to concerns about the way Oracle might use it.

    https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/29/alibaba-mariadb/

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    Alibaba Predicts Future of Cloud Computing

    The global cloud computing sector in the future will be a game between China and the US, a chief of Chinese internet giant Alibaba said Thursday at a conference.

    Qiang Wei | People’s Daily
    Oct 15, 2017

    In the next 6 to 12 months, Alibaba Cloud, the subsidiary of Alibaba Group, will face the same difficulties and challenges its American counterparts have encountered, said Hu Xiaoming, President of Alibaba Cloud, at the “Computing Conference 2017” in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province.

    Cloud computing will be applied to every industry because of increasing dependence on the internet in this digital era, said Hu, adding that it will bring more opportunities for firms engaged in digital transformation.

    Alibaba Cloud is now the world’s third largest cloud computing company following Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Corp.’s Azure.

    The US has advantages in the cloud computing market as first comer, but with more driving engines, China will realize digital transformation at a pace faster than the US, Hu added.

    Besides Alibaba, other leading tech runners like Baidu, Tencent, Huawei, Ucloud and Lenovo have joined the cloud computing ecosystem as well.

    Of those industrial giants, Baidu focuses more on a combination of cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), while Lenovo eyes for digital transformation and industrial upgrade by integrating cloud computing and big data.

    Hu said that a new research institute named DAMO Academy has been established by Alibaba to deal with the challenges emerging in the industrialization process of the cloud computing.

    “We hope the investment could be a long-term process so that the industrial partners can launch closer cooperation,” he explained.

    The DAMO Academy, formally established on Wednesday, will conduct studies on fundamental science and disruptive technology innovation. DAMO stands for “discovery, adventure, momentum and outlook”.

    Alibaba also has pledged to invest over 100 billion yuan (about $15.2 billion) over the next three years in advanced technology development.

    The“3A” group, covering Alibaba, AWS and Azure, led the global cloud computing sector in 2016 in terms of market share, according to a report released by authoritative research institute Gartner in late September.

    China should work out the standards for cloud data as soon as possible, encourage domestic service providers to explore overseas market, and offer high-tech supports to countries along “the Belt and Road” and globalization process of Chinese companies, industrial experts suggested.

    Hosted by Alibaba, the Computing Conference is a major worldwide event in the field of cloud computing.

    In this year’s meeting, about 450 tech firms exhibited their latest innovation-oriented products covering AI, visual intelligence, computing chip, quantum computing, cloud computing, big data, driverless system, smart home and city management.

    https://www.newsghana.com.gh/alibaba...oud-computing/

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    off-topic: Cisco cloud VP calls out trends in multicloud strategy

    With assets in house or on various public clouds, enterprise multicloud trends have shifted as new models emerge, said Cisco's cloud czar.

    Trevor Jones
    18 Oct 2017

    In an interview with SearchCloudComputing, Kip Compton, vice president of Cisco's cloud platforms and solutions group, discussed the latest trends with multicloud strategy and where Cisco plans to fit in the market.

    How are your customers shifting their view on multicloud strategy?

    Kip Compton: It started with the idea that each application is going to be on separate clouds. It's still limited to more advanced customers, but we're seeing use cases where they're spanning clouds with different parts of an application or subsystems, either for historical reasons or across multiple applications, or taking advantage of the specific capabilities in a cloud.

    Hybrid cloud was initially billed as a way for applications to span private and public environments, but that was always more hype than reality. What are enterprises doing now to couple their various environments?

    Compton: The way we approach hybrid cloud is as a use case where you have an on-prem data center and a public data center and the two work together. Multicloud, the definition we've used, is at least two clouds, one of which is a public cloud. In that way, hybrid is essentially a subset of multicloud for us.

    Hybrid has changed a bit for most of our customers in terms of it not being tightly coupled. Now it is deployments where they have certain codes that run in both places, and the two things work together to deliver an application. They're calling that hybrid, whereas in the early days, hybrid was more about seamless environments and moving workloads between on-prem and the public cloud based on load and time of day, and that seems to have faded.

    What are the biggest impediments to a successful multicloud strategy?

    Compton: Part of it is what types of problems do people talk about to Cisco, as opposed to other companies, so I acknowledge there may be some bias there. But there are four areas that are pretty reliable for us in customer conversations.

    First is networking, not surprisingly, and they talk about how to connect from on-prem to the cloud. How do they connect between clouds? How do they figure out how that integrates to their on-prem connectivity frameworks?

    Then, there's security. We see a lot of companies carry forward their security posture as they move workloads; so virtual versions of our firewalls and things like that, and wanting to align with how security works in the rest of their enterprise.

    The third is analytics, particularly application performance analytics. If you move an app to a completely different environment, it's not just about getting the functionality, it's about being performant. And then, obviously, how do you monitor and manage it [on] an ongoing basis?

    The trend we see is [customers] want to take advantage of the unique capabilities of each cloud, but they need some common framework, some capability that actually spans across these cloud providers, which includes their on-prem deployment.

    Where do you draw the line on that commonality between environments?

    Compton: In terms of abstraction, there was a time where a popular approach was -- I'll call it the Cloud Foundry or bring-your-own-PaaS [platform as a service] approach -- to say, 'OK, the way I'm going to have portability is I'm not going to write my application to use any of the cloud providers' APIs. I'm not going to take advantage of anything special from AWS or Azure or anyone.'

    That's less popular because the cloud providers have been fairly successful at launching new features developers want to use. We think of it more like a microservices style or highly modular pattern, where, for my application to run, there's a whole bunch of things I need: messaging queues, server load, database, networking, security plans. It's less to abstract Amazon's networking, and it's more to provide a common networking capability that will run on Amazon.

    What newer public cloud services do you see getting traction with your customers?

    Compton: A few months ago, people were reticent to use [cloud-native] services because portability was the most important thing -- but now, ROI and speed matter, so they use those services across the board.

    We see an explosion of interest in serverless. It seems to mirror the container phenomenon where everybody agrees containers will become central to cloud computing architectures. We're reaching the same point on serverless, or function as a service, where people see that as a better way to create code for more efficient [use of] resources.

    The other trend we see: a lot of times people use, for example, Salesforce's PaaS because their data is there, so the consumption of services is driven by practical considerations. Or they're in a given cloud using services because of how they interface with one of their business partners. So, as much as there are some cool new services, there are some fairly practical points that drive people's selection, too.

    Have you seen companies shift their in-house architectures to accommodate what they're doing in the public cloud?

    Compton: I see companies starting new applications in the cloud and not on premises. And what's interesting is a lot of our customers continue to see on-prem growth. They have said, 'We're going to go cloud-first on our new applications,' but the application they already have on premises continues to grow in resource needs.

    We also see interest in applying the cloud techniques to the on-prem data center or private cloud. They're moving away from some of the traditional technologies to make their data center work more like a cloud, partially so it's easier to work between the two environments, but also because the cloud approach is more efficient and agile than some of the traditional approaches.

    And there are companies that want to get out of running data centers. They don't want to deal with the real estate, the power, the cooling.

    What lessons did Cisco learn from the now-shuttered Intercloud?

    Compton: The idea was to build a global federated IaaS [infrastructure as a service] that, in theory, would compete with AWS. At that time, most in the industry thought that OpenStack would take over the world. It was viewed as a big threat to AWS.

    Today, it's hard to relate to that point of view -- obviously, that didn't happen. In many ways, cloud is about driving this brutal consistency, and by having global fabrics that are identical and consistent around the world, you can roll out new features and capabilities and scale better than if you have a federated model.

    Where we are now in terms of multicloud and strategy going forward -- to keep customers and partners and large web scale cloud providers wanting to either buy from us or partner with us -- it's solving some of these complex networking and security problems. Cisco has value in our ability to solve these problems [and] link to the enterprise infrastructures that are in place around the world ... that's the pivot we've gone through.

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