Yesterday we brought you five things you didn’t know about Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to showcase how using a cloud management solution can help you differentiate, innovate and make more money! Today, we bring you five more things you didn’t know about Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator.
Innovation is at the heart of every cloud service provider’s business – how to innovate to get more customers, how to provide a service like no other, how to differentiate. That’s exactly why at Flexiant, we are constantly adding new features to Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, the number one solution for service providers to arm themselves with a platform to turn innovative ideas into revenue generating services quickly and easily.
Fortunately for all of us, we have noticed that cloud washing is dying down. However, on the other hand, we have also noticed ‘cloud orchestration’ washing is on the rise. Over the last six months, there have been many announcements on new orchestration solutions most likely because people now recognize you cannot truly have a cloud services market offer without it.
So how does a service provider tell the difference between ‘cloud orchestration washing’ where a vendor puts together a few bits and pieces and names it orchestration vs. a true cloud orchestration solution?
Here are eight questions you should ask your cloud orchestration vendor before signing on the dotted line.
Storage is a widely recognized major, if not main, infrastructure challenge. For many years, service providers could choose only between two network-storage options: local or centralized.
Cloud orchestration has been named one of five enabler technologies by Deloitte in its Tech Trends 2014 report. An enabler technology is where companies have already invested time and effort, but it warrants another look because of new developments or opportunities.
The report discusses primarily what the CIO and enterprise needs to do to orchestrate the cloud. Because we are service provider focused, here are the relevant points we think you’d find most interesting.
Established cloud providers are creating storefronts of complementary cloud solutions, which make choosing and buying an expanding inventory of services easier. But we are still in the early days of this expansion, and integration often remains the buyer’s problem. Over time, technical compatibility within a vendor’s stack should become less challenging.