The Good Side of Telcos in the Cloud

Good Bad and Ugly of Cloud

Previously we blogged about why telcos in the cloud can be ugly. We showed that there are common reasons why they haven’t fully seized the opportunity. First, telcos focus on network ownership rather than the needs of the existing captive customer base. Next, the telco culture can be prohibitive.

Today we want to talk about the good side of telcos in the cloud. The UK and U.S. SMB cloud services market could be worth more than $22 billion to UK and U.S. service providers collectively. Even better, the market is untapped and willing to participate.
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Get Started with Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service in Three Steps

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Back in December we launched the Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service feature in Flexiant Concerto, enabling DevOps to use Kubernetes on any cloud, in minutes letting them get creative without any pain.

In this blog we will look at how you can get going in three simple steps, using the standard Kubernetes guestbook example.
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How to Harness the Power of Kubernetes with Minimal Time and Effort


The Kubernetes project has been growing as an astonishing rate. In well under two years of existence it has already had 15,000+ commits from over 400 contributors. The inaugural KubeCon 2015 had around 500 attendees, nearly twice as many as the first MesosCon and on a par with the first DockerCon back in 2014. What is behind all this interest and activity?

For starters, it is directly descended from Borg, the software system that was so instrumental in powering Google to be the most dominant player on the web. As Cade Metz ( puts it: “Google’s system provides a central brain for controlling tasks across the company’s data centers. Rather than building a separate cluster of servers for each software system — one for Google Search, one for Gmail, one for Google Maps, etc. — Google can erect a cluster that does several different types of work at the same time.”
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This Week’s Best Cloud Insights for Service Providers and Telcos

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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.
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Flexiant Concerto: How to Set Up MEAN (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and Node.js)

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We recently published a couple of blogs on how you can use Flexiant Concerto to quickly and easily put together common application stacks, namely LAMP and LAMR (Ruby on Rails). Today we will take you through the steps required to put together another popular stack, specifically MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and Node.js, or MEAN.

MEAN’s popularity comes down to a number of factors. It provides a powerful framework within which to simplify and accelerate Web application development. MongoDB is, by all accounts, the leading NoSQL database, and a particularly good choice if you are making the transition over from SQL to NoSQL. Moreover, MEAN is full stack JavaScript, from client to server to database, giving you performance, efficiency and productivity benefits.
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