Daniel Boone once remarked that he had never been lost in the woods although he had been a mite bewildered for a few days. I’m reminded of that quote when I think about how IT organizations struggle to find their way through the forest of new cloud solutions and services.
At Intel, we try to take some of the bewilderment out of the cloud journey, so people can move with confidence toward high-value cloud solutions and services. Let’s take a quick look at some of these efforts, including our new Intel Cloud Finder program.
Intel has been an active proponent and advisor to the Open Data Center Alliance since the organization was formed in 2010. This user-driven organization is focused on shaping the future of cloud computing based on open, interoperable standards.
Another key initiative is the Intel Cloud Builders program, a cross-industry effort aimed at making it easier to build, enhance and operate cloud infrastructure. Today the program encompasses 97 reference architectures and 5 reference implementations.
And this brings us to the present. At the Intel Developer Forum, we’re launching Intel Cloud Finder, an online catalog designed to help IT organizations match their cloud needs with the offerings of service providers worldwide.
These are just a few of the things we are doing, together with our many partners, to help IT organizations find their way through the forest of cloud solutions and services — without becoming a mite bewildered.
Billy Cox is the director of cloud strategy at Intel.