Confusing relationships with telcos and cloud service providers are a thing of the past. Users of cloud services want clear and simple relationships with their vendors according to the Future of Cloud Computing study by North Bridge. Three in four companies are using direct or credit card channels with cloud vendors; possibly because when choosing a cloud vendor there is a 50-50 split between ad hoc relationships vs. as part of a strategic plan.
Now consider that 75% of companies are using less than 10 vendors – showing that less is more when it comes to cloud. The reason for this? Cloud expertise matters. 45.9% choose multiple vendors because of their capabilities.
We asked our in-house Flexiant cloud experts what they expect to see from cloud computing in 2016. Here are some of our thoughts.
1. Containers become mainstream
In 2016, enterprises will embrace containers and start shifting production workloads onto them. They’ll also start more projects to “containerize” their legacy apps with similar enthusiasm as when they visualized their legacy apps from bare metal.
As we all celebrated the beginning of 2016, many of us made New Year’s resolutions – lose weight, get organized, spend less, save more, enjoy life, stay fit. As I get back into the swing of things today, I started to think about the New Year’s resolutions you might make a work, and particularly related to Infrastructure as a Service – and the impact it may have on telcos and service providers.
As we begin 2016, how many organizations are taking a step back to look at their infrastructure and decide if this is the year to move to the cloud, is a hybrid approach best, is a multi-cloud approach better? This review of resources marks an opportunity for growth, or, for many telcos and service providers, the reality of lost customers.
2015 is almost a wrap. With the year coming to a quick conclusion, we are looking back at the best resources of 2015. Here is our top five of 2015:
1. What Every Telecom Operator Should Know about the Cloud
Declining revenues, economic challenges, technology transformation and price competition are all contributors to the rapidly changing telecom industry alongside the evolving requirements of customers. As telecom operators look to transform to overcome these challenges, the cloud has become ever more important.
Need some help with your cloud strategy? You’ve come to the right place. Our blog combines insights from experts across the cloud industry with a focus on telcos and service providers to help you grow your business. If you missed some of our blogs this year, check out our top 15 cloud blog posts of 2015.