10 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting a Cloud Management Solution

Cloud Management Solution

We often hear horror stories from cloud service providers that have selected a cloud management (cloud orchestration) solution only to realize it doesn’t give them the capabilities required to launch a successful cloud. To help as you select your solution, here are 10 mistakes to avoid when selecting a cloud management (cloud orchestration) solution.
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Service Providers Beware: Your Customers Cautioned as Competitive Landscape Shifts

Service Providers

The market for cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is in a state of upheaval, as many service providers are shifting their strategies after failing to gain enough market traction, according to Gartner. Global spending on IaaS is expected to reach almost US$16.5 billion in 2015, an increase of 32.8 percent from 2014, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019 forecast at 29.1 percent, according to Gartner’s latest forecast.
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3 Cloud Billing Pitfalls All Service Providers Should Avoid

Cloud Billing

When it comes to billing for cloud services, it’s a tricky business. Sometimes complexity can take over causing services to not be billed for correctly. And as we all know, if you are not billing properly, you are most likely losing money or customers.
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Cloud Risks and Opportunities Every Telecom Operator Needs to Know

Telecom Operator

The declining revenues for telecom operators caused by global economic challenges and price competition are causing a period of rapid transformation. Telecoms are looking to transform and support businesses and consumers in our anywhere, anytime culture. Support for digital services, the Internet of Things (IoT), next generation services and even OTT cloud services are major opportunities for telecoms.
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5 Reasons You Need Infrastructure Blueprints

Infrastructure Blueprints

Infrastructure blueprints are an important part of any service providers’ technology stack.

First, to ensure we are on the same page, I am referring to infrastructure blueprints in much the same way that blueprints are used in the construction industry. They contain all the key information and ‘bill of materials’ to successfully build and deploy applications in the cloud including server, software, storage, network, images and firewall details and how they relate together. 
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