IT Best of Breed, 8/9/2016
Latency Can Be A Letdown
The public cloud offers enterprises tremendous cost and agility benefits. But network latency problems negate all that promise, making the cloud inconvenient or inaccessible for day-to-day operations and analytics.
Ellen Rubin (pictured), co-founder and CEO of ClearSky Data, a Boston-based storage startup, spoke to IT Best Of Breed about the troubles caused by network latency, and solutions for achieving faster connections to cloud resources and better workload performance.
“Lags and delays are simply unacceptable in the enterprise world, especially when apps rely on real-time data, such as those built to handle machine data, multimedia content, or financial trading and capital markets data,” Rubin said.
The best cloud strategy involves a combination of approaches, Rubin said, from optimizing certain applications for the cloud, tapping options like edge computing to accelerate a hybrid environment, and optimizing data throughout its lifecycle.