The market for cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is in a state of upheaval, as many service providers are shifting their strategies after failing to gain enough market traction, according to Gartner. Global spending on IaaS is expected to reach almost US$16.5 billion in 2015, an increase of 32.8 percent from 2014, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019 forecast at 29.1 percent, according to Gartner’s latest forecast.
The majority of enterprises are looking into the deployment of multiple clouds for both the short and long-term according to survey results reported in Cloud Tech News. The research found that:
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.
Here in Seattle Odin is holding its first annual summit. Since Odin is still a relatively new brand I am tempted to add ‘formerly Parallels’ each time I use the name however I will resist from doing so from this point forward.
At the opening keynote Birger Steen, CEO took to the stage supported by the slick audiovisuals and branding that has been a feature of these events. Birger is a figure of authority and he is relaxed and engaging as he takes ownership of the stage to deliver his primary message.
Today we are excited to announce the release of the latest APS Package for Odin Service Automation that controls the Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator API to integrate functionality into the Odin platform.