Intel outlines Cloud 2015 vision


Intel has outlined three key elements of its Cloud 2015 vision, designed to make cloud computing more interoperable and simpler.

Firstly, Intel wants to see a "federated" cloud, which will allow companies from both within and outside of the IT industry to share data across internal and external clouds.

Then the tech giant wants to help establish an "automated" network to automatically enable secure application and resource transfer, which would in turn help improve energy efficiency in data centres as well as taking some of the workload away from administrators.

Finally, Intel promoted the dawn of "client-aware" clouds, which would be able to understand what devices are connecting and therefore improve performance on different machines.

During the "multi-year evolution" of the initiative, Intel will create software and build new technology into Intel Xeon processors to help support the development of the three elements.

Boyd Davis, vice president in the Intel architecture group speaking today during the launch of the Cloud Cloud 2015 vision at CERN's Globe for Science and Innovation in Switzerland described the project as "a very major announcement."

"We believe we are on a journey to the cloud, we do not believe there is a simple quick fix and there are not any solutions that are available today that act as a panacea to reap all the benefits of the cloud," Davis said.

"This may take some work but we have a vision it is a vision for the cloud as it should be absorbed by users."

Davis stressed the importance of collaboration across the industry to take cloud computing to its "end state."

"The only way for us to grow is to bring a community of people together, much like the people here at CERN have done," he added.

Earlier this year, at the IDF 2010 conference, Kevin Kahn, Intel senior fellow and director of the communications technology lab, said questions marks hovering over security and privacy in the cloud were yet to be dealt with.

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