Cloud

What is the Cloud?

Welcome back to our five-part podcast special that seeks to demystify the internet. 

Our last episode focused on data centers, but we didn’t get into what happens on the rows and rows of servers you would find in those facilities.

So today we're explaining the cloud.

The Data Center Industry Faces New Obstacles

Recently, we’ve been closely monitoring the intensifying pressures of insatiable demand and supply constraints in key data center markets.

Supply constraints have come in the form of both short-term and long-term challenges.

In the short term, supply chain disruptions have hindered development timelines. On the long-term side, regulators and utility providers have begun taking a hard look at the data center sector and how to grow it sustainably going forward. In some cases, these entities have severely disrupted development during the interim period.

None of these challenges have been resolved. And as we move through 2023, another major disruptive component has been added to the mix—the accelerated growth of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Head in the Cloud, Toes at the Edge

I'm back with a new episode of TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

In the hot seat this time: Nokia's Paul Unbehagen. Paul has a deep history in the networking world, so he approaches his role at Nokia—NE Americas CTO—from the perspective of a network engineer.

Although our main topics this week are enterprise cloud and right-sizing cloud utilization, we use those as a springboard into many topics circling the state of the network in 2023.

Inside Asia’s Increasing Demand for Cloud Expansion

In a recent interview with Asian Telecom, I was asked to shed light on Asia’s prominence in global cloud services. More specifically, why are data centers and cloud services expanding so rapidly in Asia?

As population density increases, there is a natural surge in data consumption, like cloud services. So it makes sense that Asia—home to 60% of the world’s population—has a growing demand for data centers.

But that's not the only catalyst here, and there are numerous advantages to having data centers clustered across Asia.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Super Cloud

Tuesday is podcast day here at TeleGeography. And this time around we welcome William Collins, Principal Cloud Architect at Alkira.

If the subject of this blog didn't totally give it away, today's episode is focused on the cloud. I asked William to talk us through the history of enterprise cloud and highlight a few of the bigger issues in enterprise cloud networking today. His answers might surprise you.

Keeping Subsea Cables Safe

Another month, another list of interesting telecom reads (and listens).

Here are a few things you ought to have on your radar, including a podcast episode about submarine cable geopolitics, a handsome take on our Submarine Cable Map, a new cloud data center presentation, and more.

The Total Transformation of Latin American Telecom

Luis Fiallo has been in the telecom industry for over 25 years. And for the majority of that time, he has been at China Telecom Americas, witnessing the many changes happening in the Latin American telecom market firsthand.

After years of helping to drive CTA's growth in the region, Luis—now Vice President—has many valuable insights to share with TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

Since this episode largely focuses on Latin American networks and cloud developments, I also invited my colleague Peter Wood, TeleGeography’s Senior Analyst covering Latin America.

Mapping Out Asia’s Cloud Data Center and Connectivity Market

Last week, I presented the latest TeleGeography data on Asian cloud data centers through a live webinar with Ciena.

Let's talk through the first section of my presentation, which maps out the region’s current cloud data center and cloud service provider landscape.

I'll also share a link to download my slides and watch a recording of the discussion.

New Network Security Analysis Tracks SASE Pricing Strategies

We recently surveyed a mixture of carriers and MSPs, SD-WAN vendors, and pure-play security vendors about their network security offerings in order to analyze what these services are and how they are being offered.

In this analysis, we also detail the available pricing models across services.

Here's an excerpt.

Next Week’s Webinar Will Dive Into Asia’s Cloud Data Center and Connectivity Market

After a three-year dip, the pace of cloud region expansion is accelerating, with close to 50 planned regions in 2023 and beyond. Asia is the global leader with the most cloud data centers—more than the U.S. and Europe combined—with key infrastructure projects to watch.

Join TeleGeography Senior Research Manager Patrick Christian and Ciena's Brian Lavallée on Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. ET for a live discussion covering the latest data on Asian cloud data centers.