Cisco's Light stressed that, regardless of how much hype there is around cloud today, there's much more to come.
"I think mobility is obviously key and then cloud-to-cloud connections. Right now a lot of services are independent to clouds, but I think as we move forward you'll see a lot of [cloud-to-cloud] connecting. An easy one to imagine is UC [unified communications] with Salesforce.com," Light said. "So imagine it starting to be a bunch of different clouds and then almost ... a management kind of service [wrapped around them]."
Citrix's Oestreich agreed: " I think the value-add that we as a community provide will be the integration of services. Not technology integration, per se -- so how does Box A talk to Box A -- but how will Service A talk to Service B. That will be our value-add ... in five or so years out from now."