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Lew Tucker keynote: Cloud computing with Red Hat & Cisco (2011 Red Hat Summit & JBoss World)

Lew Tucker, chief technology officer for cloud at Cisco, speaks at the 2011 Red Hat Summit and JBossWorld. Tucker speaks about the partnership between Cisco and Red Hat, and the growing applications of software-as-a-service (SaaS) that come from this collaborative relationship. The movement of technology to a service-oriented approach is a major shift in the industry, particularly for start-ups and smaller enterprises, who take a pay-as-you-go approach to more efficiently use their capital. But it's not just new and small companies that need the ability to flexibly and quickly handle gigantic amounts of information--every enterprise must be able to provide customers with the tools and service they now expect. Thus, the cloud. Tucker explains that cloud technologies allow customers to flexibly retain control of their software resources through economies of scale, multi-tenancy, and reliable cost reduction. He touches on Moore's Law--the idea that hardware technology will continue to advance--and discusses how this will allow us to continue to scale to meet growing demand for these services. Tucker touches on the needs of specific industries, including healthcare, services, banking, and gaming, and how the new architectural models can meet and exceed these demands.