New Breakthrough in fiber optic creating opportunity for faster, more affordable Internet Speeds
This article points to a study done recently that could drastically change the way we use the internet. This should allow for a more balanced approach between Cloud and on premise solutions. Right now the 5 year cost of a server replacement & maintenance are about half the cost of moving your server environment to an IaaS solution (Virtual Cloud based Servers). Usually these solutions require an expensive Internet solution and even with the upgraded Internet, the performance is slower. With faster, cheaper Internet, more people will start using the option. When more people start using the Cloud Solution, providers will lower their pricing. I suspect the pricing with start to noticeably drop, making the solution a more viable option.
Check it out <a href=”http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/28/fiber_bandwidth_breakthrough/”>Here</a>