The advancing capabilities of desktop virtualization and other remote access technologies are quickly outstripping the available infrastructure needed to make them work, according to a report from InformationWeek's Charles Babcock.

Citrix CEO Mark Templeton told the audience at the INTEROP Las Vegas conference that cloud computing is responsible for this uneven growth pattern, Babcock reports.

"In the PC era, we locked down everything and locked in rigid costs and complexity. In the cloud era, you buy only the services you need. You have opted in - not locked in - to elastic services. This expands the role of IT," Templeton said.

While these capabilities are potentially groundbreaking for businesses in a host of different fields, Babcock notes that the underlying IT infrastructure will have to change much more quickly than it has thus far in order to allow for the implementation of these advanced new technologies.

Other experts say that the key bottleneck that must be overcome for much of this new cloud-enabled technology is bandwidth, which is currently not sufficiently plentiful to allow for some of the possibilities.


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