I am still thinking of the 75% 55-65 audience of Uptime's event, and whether understand how big and fast the shift to mobile is coming. The trouble about most data center building type of people is they have no idea what kind of hardware, let alone software is running in the data center.
Now you may think what's the big deal. KPCB's Mary Meeker just shared her 12/3/2012 Internet trends and in less than three days there are 400k + views of this presentation.
This is the slide that illustrates the change.
There are 88 slides in the deck.
If you think Mobile means iOS, wake up the rapid growth of Android. I have iOS and Android devices. Do you?
With little bitty screens, the mobile devices still are pulling down 13% of the traffic.
And India now has more mobile traffic than desktop.
I made the strategic shift to Mobile a while ago. Have you?
Along with all this mobile growth is the growth of Big Data. Mobile + Big Data is the new frontier.
And part of this shift is the transition from an Asset Heavy lifestyle.
To Asset Light. Which works really well in high growth emerging markets.
Which turn off many of you.
But, keep in mind. This asset light approach is driving new flexibilities.