IDC predicts that the number of new cloud-based solutions will triple in the next four to five years. To examine the current status of cloud deployment in the context of different vertical industries, IDC identified industry drivers and barriers of using cloud technology and presented insights in terms of how to leverage cloud computing to create new value.
Analyst firm Gartner is pointing the finger at cloud management tools suggesting that “the tools available for businesses to manage their use of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing services are not as mature as the public cloud services themselves,” according to a Network World article.
We have recently blogged about three new features in Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator. If you missed our blog on private IP address space management check it out now. Today, we’ll be showcasing our widget plugins.
Widget plugins are Flexiant Development Language (FDL) code blocks that enable service providers to create configurable custom widgets that can be placed anywhere in the control panel and display any kind of service provider-driven custom information. These widgets could display content from a variety of sources, examples include:
A recent survey found that for managing public cloud workloads, 65% of companies plan to partially outsource management to a third-party, and 70% want a single vendor to manage all IT infrastructure. The survey of 100 IT decision makers and influencers in large and midsize US companies showed the strong connection between the use of public cloud infrastructure and managed cloud services.