Nearly everyone uses applications, data and networks, and we do this everywhere, at headquarters and in branches, home offices, remote offices, on planes and on our phones. Yet long distances and multiplying locations in the physical worldcause latency (which slows down applications) and bandwidth limitation issues (which increase costs) in the digital worldthat affect application performance and impact collaboration and productivity.
Modern technology creates a paradox with distance: with the popularity of mega data center, virtualization, SaaS and cloud computing, etc., packets are traveling farther and application-tiers more complex. This increasing complexity in network computing and application architectures can lead to costly bandwidth upgrades, latency, and a poor end-user experience, all of which hurt business.
The sensitivity to location has always existed for computing, but various trends and change events have gradually increased the need for location-independent computing. These include:
Cloud computing: The cloud holds great promise for scalability and cost savings, but location still remains an important factor.
Location-Independent Computing gives IT the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring flawless delivery and best user experiences.
Organizations that embrace Location-Independent Computing achieve higher people productivity, better leverage of global skills/resources and radically reduce TCO. The concept is founded on three ideas