Cloud depends on reliable and fast connectivity. The reliability of the cloud service is part of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the customer and the cloud service provider. But there is a challenge when the SLA is breached. Is it the network? The connection? A lack of bandwidth? Apportioning fault takes time?
In this video I talk to Paul Vian, Director of Business Development at Internap on how low-latency, SLAs and connectivity are crucial to supporting business critical applications. Paul explains why the cloud is more and more about connectivity and how customers can avoid lock-in and move easily between platforms.
The quickest way to get started in the cloud is to have pre-prepared virtual machines instances (VMI) that can be deployed via a self-service menu. But there are several other key tasks to be undertaken to start in the cloud.
Watch my Lightning talk on cloud and latency titled “Truth and Lies about Latency in the Cloud” at CloudOps Frankfurt (28-09-2012).
To mitigate the growing effects of latency, it’s important to understand what causes it, as well as how enterprises can reduce it. With both the Internet and cloud computing playing a role in how we share and access applications, latency is far more complicated than one might suspect.
Do you ever encounter delays in loading web-based applications and get impatient? Resulting from poor network latency, or how fast data is transferred from one location to another, these delays are frustrating to us as end users, but are far more costly to Internet businesses that depend on lightning-quick Web experiences to keep their customers happily using their services.