Next generation applications are the next big cloud revenue generating opportunity for managed service providers and telcos. To service these apps, born in the cloud and for the cloud, service providers need to make the lives of next generation app developers easier by saving them time and allowing them to focus on their core business logic.
In 1993, there were 14 million Internet users. Today, there are nearly three billion according to Internet Live Stats. The global smartphone market will reach 1.75 billion in 2014 according to eMarketer. And there are 10 billion Internet connected devices today, predicted to swell to 50 billion by 2020. Now consider most of what makes the Internet and smartphones interesting is the apps that are on them. An impressive and growing number of users are interacting daily through applications hosted in the cloud. Hosting these applications is now a tremendous opportunity for service providers.
In May this year, we announced the Brinkster selected Flexiant to expand its white-label cloud offering. Brinkster serves over 50,000 customers in 175 countries. The company wanted to expand its business to capitalize on where the market is moving.
With every release of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, we aim to set the standard for what service providers can expect from a cloud orchestration solution. Today is no different. Today, we have announced the release of version 4.2 of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator that continues to lead the market with innovative solutions for service providers. Read the full press release.
Fortunately for all of us, we have noticed that cloud washing is dying down. However, on the other hand, we have also noticed ‘cloud orchestration’ washing is on the rise. Over the last six months, there have been many announcements on new orchestration solutions most likely because people now recognize you cannot truly have a cloud services market offer without it.
So how does a service provider tell the difference between ‘cloud orchestration washing’ where a vendor puts together a few bits and pieces and names it orchestration vs. a true cloud orchestration solution?
Here are eight questions you should ask your cloud orchestration vendor before signing on the dotted line.