Companies to accelerate adoption of cloud-based solutions in 2012, Cisco says

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) expects a boost in adoption of cloud-based solutions by Argentine companies in 2012, the company's advanced technologies manager, Fabián Domínguez, told BNamericas.

For example, "Telefónica and Fibercorp [an enterprise telecoms services provider owned by pay-TV and internet provider Cablevisión] have already launched cloud-based solutions for enterprises, and there are other companies that will launch similar offerings in the coming months," Domínguez said.

But the executive said the country's level of broadband infrastructure only enables basic cloud-based offerings such as video surveillance.

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The executive said more advanced solutions will become possible due to the launch of new families of high speed broadband by local telecoms operators and ISPs, with access speeds of up to 40 Mbps.

Cisco recently launched its global cloud index, the main goal of which is forecasting the growth of global data center and cloud-based IP traffic.

According to this study, fixed broadband in Argentina on average has download speeds of 2,038 kbps, upload speeds of 796 kbps and latency of 83 milliseconds. The average speeds are relatively similar to other countries in the region, such as Brazil and Mexico, but they are still far behind other countries, such as Chile, which has on average download speeds of 9,624 kbps and upload speeds of 7,836 kbps.