Looking to offer cloud to your clients without the large capital expenses associated with building and maintaining your own infrastructure? Alternatively, are you looking to resell your public cloud services? We’ve put together a library of resources that offer advice for cloud providers wanting to resell services. You’ll get tips on the ‘must haves’ needed to support a reseller channel, see questions you need to ask before partnering with a provider and learn how some companies are already doing it.
96 percent of resellers now offer some form of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) to their customers to a greater or lesser degree, according to global research.
This week, we offer some of the best cloud insights we’ve learned this week from trusted sources. Read why public cloud is growing faster than private and hybrid clouds, why Google hasn’t taken off in the cloud and why many CIOs should be afraid of shadow IT.
Public Cloud Grew Faster Than Both Private And Hybrid Cloud In 2015
As we settle in to 2016, new research from Synergy Research Group has claimed that 2015 was a year where the growth rate for public Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS/PaaS) services hit 51 percent, outgrowing the private and hybrid cloud segment.
Confusing relationships with telcos and cloud service providers are a thing of the past. Users of cloud services want clear and simple relationships with their vendors according to the Future of Cloud Computing study by North Bridge. Three in four companies are using direct or credit card channels with cloud vendors; possibly because when choosing a cloud vendor there is a 50-50 split between ad hoc relationships vs. as part of a strategic plan.
Now consider that 75% of companies are using less than 10 vendors – showing that less is more when it comes to cloud. The reason for this? Cloud expertise matters. 45.9% choose multiple vendors because of their capabilities.
We asked our in-house Flexiant cloud experts what they expect to see from cloud computing in 2016. Here are some of our thoughts.
1. Containers become mainstream
In 2016, enterprises will embrace containers and start shifting production workloads onto them. They’ll also start more projects to “containerize” their legacy apps with similar enthusiasm as when they visualized their legacy apps from bare metal.