Is cloud computing real? Yes. When you sort through the hype and evaluate collective industry R&D efforts, cloud computing options may arrive sooner than most believe. In fact, smart CIOs are already assessing their workloads against business needs and analyzing where each workload should run-locally or in the public cloud. As they do, they will realize that cloud-centric WAN optimization is a critical enabling technology for high performance and central control. Furthermore, it will help maximize cloud computing options and benefits sooner rather than later.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies.