Business broadband 'could be essential for firms using cloud computing'

Wednesday, February 24th 2010
The rising number of cloud computing users rely on business broadband bundles to allow them to access these resources.
Business broadband 'could be essential for firms using cloud computing'
Companies are increasingly using broadband bundles to enable them to take advantage of cloud computing, an expert has claimed.

Alec Selvon-Bruce, Europe, Middle East and Africa eco-solutions champion for Hitachi Data Systems has asserted that this is a major growth area for the UK.

He said that the country had almost reached its capacity for data centres before the recession, with these forms of remote data storage due to become even more popular during the recovery.

The number of companies wanting to use their business broadband in this way is rising, as there is a 40 per cent compound annual growth rate in demand for data centres.

Mr Selvon-Bruce added: "We're actually in flux about how we supply data centres to meet the needs of the UK."

Recent research by Symantec found 82 per cent of enterprises are considering using virtual machines in 2010, with these often requiring business broadband bundles to operate successfully.

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