The surge in consumer demand for big data analytics technology and services could spark consolidation among cloud computing providers, according to Jim Anthony, Terremark vice president of sales engineering.
In a Tuesday blog post, Anthony writes that network power, application programming interfaces and service level agreements are necessary to ensure that a cloud infrastructure will run properly.
“The disruption caused by big data has barely started and as every CIO is being pressured to find new, efficient and cost effective ways to drive growth,” he states.
Anthony explains that cloud vendors must have a facility that can process and store huge volumes of data
and be able to deliver on system performance and quality.