The declining revenues for telecom operators caused by global economic challenges and price competition are causing a period of rapid transformation. Telecoms are looking to transform and support businesses and consumers in our anywhere, anytime culture. Support for digital services, the Internet of Things (IoT), next generation services and even OTT cloud services are major opportunities for telecoms.
The majority of enterprises are looking into the deployment of multiple clouds for both the short and long-term according to survey results reported in Cloud Tech News. The research found that:
Infrastructure blueprints are an important part of any service providers’ technology stack.
First, to ensure we are on the same page, I am referring to infrastructure blueprints in much the same way that blueprints are used in the construction industry. They contain all the key information and ‘bill of materials’ to successfully build and deploy applications in the cloud including server, software, storage, network, images and firewall details and how they relate together.
Here in Seattle Odin is holding its first annual summit. Since Odin is still a relatively new brand I am tempted to add ‘formerly Parallels’ each time I use the name however I will resist from doing so from this point forward.
At the opening keynote Birger Steen, CEO took to the stage supported by the slick audiovisuals and branding that has been a feature of these events. Birger is a figure of authority and he is relaxed and engaging as he takes ownership of the stage to deliver his primary message.
Zynga, a leading developer of the world’s most popular social games took a roundtrip journey from the public cloud and back again reported The Wall Street Journal. Why the trip? Zynga built its business on the Amazon cloud. It then transitioned to a private set up after spending $100 million to build its own data centers to handle the bulk of its computing, but Zynga has now decided to return to Amazon.