It is hard to believe we’ve made it to the end of June already. With the first half of 2015 behind us, we are bringing you our top content dedicated to helping you generate new revenue, expand your services and differentiate to compete.
First up, the blog that received the most attention this month was the Flexiant/SoftLayer install challenge. We were challenged to perform a live install and configuration of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator in an IBM SoftLayer datacenter. You can read the blog or watch the video to see just how fast (40 minutes) this task was completed.
CIO published an article that said “the primary mission of the CIO is no longer to drive competitive advantage by balancing a cadence of enterprise-wide deployments with the ongoing maintenance of legacy infrastructure.” Instead it suggested that “the best CIOs will embrace public cloud technology, free themselves from infrastructure maintenance, and instead focus on ways to increase employee and customer engagement that drive business results.”
Here at Flexiant we are happy to accept challenges. Recently we were challenged to perform a live install and configuration of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator in an IBM SoftLayer datacenter. As you will read and see in the short video, this task was accomplished in around 40 minutes. Why is this important?
Everyone knows the saying, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” In the cloud service market, the same holds true. Your competitors can be a great source of inspiration. The crowded cloud service provider market calls for some analysis to see who your competitors are, what they are doing and learn something from them.
And while it is sometimes easy to get sidetracked by rivalries or defensiveness when working against your competitors, you might be surprised by what they’ll inspire you to do. Here are 5 things you can expect to learn from a little healthy competition.
Chef is a fantastic tool, but it can be scary to some as they dig in to get the most out of it. The great news is we are helping to simplify Chef by removing the complexity of deploying Chef cookbooks, making them easily accessible to everyone.