Last week Walmart announced that it will open-source the cloud technology it has built up following its acquisition of startup OneOps roughly two years ago. The reason? It hates vendor lock-in. A CIO article said:
“Vendor lock-in has plagued the corporate world since well before the arrival of the cloud, but now — with ever more of today’s technology operating in an online environment dominated by providers such as Amazon Web Services — it’s taken on new urgency.”
Imagine you want to listen to music. You might simply turn on the radio. You want to listen to a song so you flip through stations, but don’t hear it. Maybe you are the type to call into the station to request a song. You then wait, and wait, and maybe you hear it, maybe you don’t (within the timescale you have available to listen).
Just last week, Vodafone Ireland announced its €7M investment in the development of new datacenter services for enterprise and public sector customers according to the Irish Times. The group plans to offer new services including co-location, managed hosting, private cloud and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
The traditional hosting marketing is undergoing a transition according to 451 Research’s Take. Cloud service providers are evolving their business models in an attempt to stay relevant in this shifting technology market. So how are they staying relevant? Here is a quick rundown from HostingCon 2015.
Today we announced that IIA selected Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator as its cloud management platform. Based in Santiago, Chile, IIA will use Flexiant to deliver cloud services to its 3,000 clients and the market quickly. Read the full press release here.
With Flexiant’s cloud orchestration solution, IIA now has a self-service solution for automated provisioning of cloud services, combined with automated metering, billing and payments, backup and storage.