It is impossible to imagine Telematics applications without Cloud Computing. The data origin from the vehicle and flow over servers in data centers to the dispatcher. These in turn today are working mostly with an Internet application. From here they send messages to the drivers in turn. All data must pass through the cloud. For the participants precisely the availability of data and its barrier-free use is what is so important. This has now been recognized by corporations.
The advancement of Cloud Computing and Big Data is progressing massively. Cisco alone plans to spend up to one billion euros to create new interfaces. This was announced by the company at Cebit. “We currently put a lot of development work in the idea of an inter-cloud. Only with the right interfaces it is possible to provide data as soon as possible where they are needed,” says Jonas Rahe, Director of Data Center and Virtualization at Cisco Germany. It is intended to be a new global network of Clouds to support the “Internet of Things”.
Cisco develops interfaces that allow the different Clouds with to communicate and understand each other. Exactly this is still a problem. Often users need to pay big bucks to get an interface between programs. Perhaps it will be possible soon that through the cloud the different systems can communicate and file formats can be read.
The Inter-cloud as data highway
Currently corporations and companies mainly rely on infrastructure through their own data centers in the form of a so-called “private cloud”. “This closed environment is safe. But increasingly it will no longer offer sufficient capacity. Data must be quickly transferred or made available for comprehensive analysis in real time. That will be easier to realize with the Inter-cloud,” says Rahe. The distributed network and security architecture is designed for high-end applications, real-time analytics, unlimited scalability and full compliance with local privacy regulations. Thus, the net is changing more and at the same time becomes more and more interesting for complex applications such as communication between shippers and logistics service providers.
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