This week, we offer some news and blogs of interest for service providers and telcos. Hybrid cloud has really taken off, multi-cloud is complex to manage, cloud management deals validate adoption – oh and AWS had a birthday and was dumped in the same week. Read why how to choose the best cloud for your app, Verizon’s new cloud services path or continued security concerns.
Three hybrid cloud management issues and how to tackle them
Hybrid cloud gives enterprises the best of private and public cloud worlds. But effective management starts with addressing three key issues.
With the ability to combine private cloud and public cloud services with orchestration between the two, hybrid cloud gives enterprises the best of both worlds. But to fully realize the benefits of hybrid cloud, it’s important to implement hybrid cloud management practices that address three key issues: security, account management and billing, and resource provisioning. Read more at Search Cloud Computing.
Fifteen years ago the service provider market was the place to be. Lots of businesses were making their first moves online, customer acquisition was relatively straightforward and growth was easily achieved. But over the past decade or so most service providers have faced tricky trading conditions, they have had to watch their margins erode as the market matured and consolidated. Some have reacted by focusing on defensive strategies rather than innovation. However the case for innovation in a difficult market has been well-argued – innovation, and the differentiation that follows from it, can flourish when times are tough as people look for an alternative approach, and there are many celebrated examples of this happening with great success in other industries. Fortune magazine, for instance, launched in 1930 less than a year after the Wall Street crash; Diet Coke was launched in 1982 in the middle of a global recession; Apple launched its first iPod in 2001 around the time that the dotcom bubble burst.
This month we welcome Caravan Aero to the Flexiant family. As the latest telecom operator wanting to differentiate, Caravan Aero plans to reduce its customers’ operating costs by at least 25% with Flexiant. You can learn more about telecom operators’ risks and opportunities as well by downloading the whitepaper.
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.
Next week our partner Odin hosts its annual Summit in Seattle. The Flexiant team are packing their bags to attend and cannot wait for some of the goods stuff planned.
Our friend Joe Weinman, Author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing keynotes a session on Tuesday morning on ‘From Cloudonomics to Digital Disciplines’ to review the main insights and conclusions from his recent book Cloudonomics and his forthcoming book Digital Disciplines.