For some cloud customers, it is important for end customers to have self-serve management tools that help them to distribute and assign IP addresses even for their private networks.
With Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator’s network orchestration, service providers benefit from not having to touch their network equipment whenever their customers request a new network – whether public or private. While the IP address space management for public networks has been a key feature for long, now service providers can offer their customers the ability to choose, assign and manage their own subnets also for their private networks.
There are several trends in the cloud market that service providers and telcos must embrace; calling for an alignment of business strategy. Here are three of these trends:
This approach means companies can pick and mix private and public clouds, place workloads in the cloud based on how well they fit, share workloads on multiple public clouds and scale up or down as needed. Our view is that hybrid cloud is a means to moving all workloads eventually to the cloud. You can see our thoughts here. Business Cloud News suggests that hybrid cloud has been held back to date, but that a “strong backing for open application programming interfaces (APIs) and multi-cloud orchestration platforms is making it far easier to integrate cloud services and on-premise workloads alike. As a result, we will continue to see hybrid cloud dominate the conversation.”
Telcos have a chance to succeed in the cloud, but it can also be a disaster. The good news is there is a hungry audience waiting to be engaged. However the bad news is that existing customers are ready to switch and are under threat from competitors. For telcos, there is an urgent need to implement effective action now.
Unfortunately though for many telcos, 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.
News out in mid-February reported that after a seven-year migration to the cloud, Netflix had moved the rest of its video streaming to the AWS cloud. The poster child for AWS, some might think that Netflix has adopted a one-size-fits-all cloud strategy. But, let’s be completely clear, Netflix isn’t 100% running on AWS. Netflix is also using Google cloud storage for some archiving and continues to use a data center to run and manage its DVD business according to Fortune.
This week, we offer some of the best cloud insights we’ve learned from trusted sources. Read how to choose the best cloud for your app, learn about Verizon’s new cloud services path or how continued security concerns still plague the cloud.
How to choose the best cloud for your app
How should I match the applications in my portfolio with the most appropriate cloud? This question is becoming increasingly common in enterprise IT organizations today, and it can be difficult to answer. Often the decision depends on the sensitivity of the data within the application. At other times, public versus private cloud considerations are paramount. Other factors influencing the decision include business goals and whether or not speed or price must be optimized. Read the article at InfoWorld.