In early 2015, insights from Beyond Infrastructure: Cloud 2.0 Signifies New Opportunities for Cloud Service Providers were released detailing the future of cloud service providers and Managed Service Providers. Key findings include:
There is a massive opportunity for telcos in the cloud – a hungry audience waiting to be engaged exists, but at the same time existing customers are ready to switch and are under threat from competitors. For telcos, there is an urgent need to implement effective action now.
There is a massive opportunity for telcos in the cloud. The good news is there is a hungry audience waiting to be engaged. However the bad news is that existing customers are ready to switch and are under threat from competitors. For telcos, there is an urgent need to implement effective action now.
Just out, 451 Research has released an Impact Report on Flexiant ‘Flexiant Points to the Cloud Pipeline Opportunity’ suggesting that Flexiant has arrived. William Fellows writes The 451 Take:
“Flexiant has historically sold to telcos and MSPs creating cloud services, but looks to have arrived at the next stage of its corporate development. Its direction of travel is toward a single technology platform or stack combining its Orchestrator and Concerto offerings (as well as offering stand-alone products). This will strengthen is proposition as the market seeks different kinds of services to meet different application needs. It will likely need an additional larger investment in order to meet the demands of an increased pipeline opportunity – either in the form of additional funding or an acquisition.”
News this week that cloud service provider TierPoint has entered into a definitive agreement with comms vendor Windstream to buy its data center business for a pure cash transaction of $575 million marks continued change for the telco industry.