Global Cloud Readiness
Cloud computing is evolving rapidly. As the cloud continues to evolve, there are more and more cloud-based services and everything cloud established to grab their pie of the cloud computing market. Those mean good things for individual and organizational cloud users. However, one problem remains an issue: Not all regions have the required network speeds and latencies to support high quality user experience.
Cisco released a useful infographic showing you how a region fares compared to the others when it comes to cloud readiness.
Based on Cisco Global Cloud Index, the global cloud readiness is measured in 6 regions: North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.
The recap: ALL regions are not yet ready to run advanced cloud apps, such as multi-player gaming, HD video streaming, HD audio/video conferencing, and so on. In Latin America and Middle East-Africa regions, the current infrastructure can only support basic cloud apps (social media, web conferencing, web browsing, music/video streaming, and such.)
The culprit is network latency – all regions need to develop better technologies to reduce network latencies in order to support advanced cloud apps.
For more data visualization, please check out this infographic created by Cisco (click on prev/next to explore more):