Business in the Internet of Everything, Hybrid Cloud, A travelling suitcase #tsy13

During the breakout sessions at the T-Systems Symposium I visited three topics. One cloud, mobile and collaboration respectively The Internet of Things each. In the next days I’m going to write a comment or detailed analysis on each of these topics. However, I already would give a sneak preview, since these are really interesting use cases.

Business Transformation in the age of collaboration and The Internet of Things

Cisco sees its future as an enabler for the Internet of Everything (IoE). The difference to the today frequenty discussed Internet of Things (IoT) is in the amount of connected objects. Where IoT is connecting people with machines and machines with machines, IoE is on people, processes, data and things. This means there is a need for more connectivity. For this purpose, Cisco sees about 50 billionen smart objects in 2020 worldwide which are connected with each other. Here fog computing should help in the future what I’ve already introduced and analyzed.

Ready for Hybrid Cloud with T-Systems DSI vCloud = VMware vCloud Datacenter Services

A VMware study shows that 37 percent of leading european IT decision makers suppose not captured costs for used cloud services within their enterprise. In addition, 58 percent of european knowledge workers would use not approved cloud services. VMware sees a solution in IT-as-a-Service. Here IT departments position themselves as a competitor to external service provider. VMware also notes that historically arised IT silos like storage, network, server, Windows, Unix and Linux are the biggest challenges for IT-as-a-Service. Here the software-defined datacenter which is based on the components virtual server, software-defined network and software-defined storage should help. All together, this builds the foundation to migrate workloads on demand to a certified vCloud datacenter via a hybrid cloud.

Bag2Go: The modern suitcase on a lonely travel

With its Bag2Go, an intelligent bag, Airbus will separate people from their luggage. This means that a bag can have another route to the destination as the traveller itself. Therefore the bag offers various characterstics: self-weighing, self-labeling, self-travelling. Even the permanent tracking of the bag and its status is possible. Airbus promises that no changes are need to be made to the existing infrastructure of an airport. Airbus future goal is to establish fully interlinked transport capsules as a standard. An Internet of Things use case. Bag2Go uses the infrastructure of the T-Systems business cloud.

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Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene is considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies. Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.
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