We recently highlighted five trends from Gartner that we think service providers need to consider for their 2015 business plan. This post focuses on the fourth trend we listed, “Software-Defined Applications and Infrastructure”, covering the opportunities that this trend is creating for service providers.
What do we mean by software-defined applications? Traditionally, applications have been architected as a single, self-contained unit. Software-defined applications on the other hand, are made of a number of independent components known as microservices, that communicate with each other via Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, which opens up an enormous potential for automation both within and across applications in the cloud.
You may have heard, already, but if not, we recently Flexiant Concerto, the simple solution to multi-cloud workload management and portability. We are so excited about the possibilities Flexiant Concerto opens to service providers and also the free integrations with best of breed partners we are providing to our customers via the platform.
When service providers want to leverage cloud giants, and select Flexiant Concerto to extend their services to the next generation application market, they can benefit from Boundary’s IT monitoring solution.
Is the opportunity for service providers to make money from cloud shrinking because of the giants of the industry? Some may think yes, but we think it is all about how you maximize these giants. Cloud giants like Amazon, Google and Microsoft once threaten the existence of service providers. That is, unless service providers position themselves wisely against these giants making use of the very technology that once threatened their business.
This month we launched Flexiant Concerto, the simple solution to multi-cloud workload management and portability. 451 Research analyst William Fellows recently spoke with us and got to see the platform in action.
The 451 Take is:
Flexiant is extending its opportunity from the creation of IaaS services using Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to the management and orchestration of multiple cloud services with Concerto. Rightly believing that this will be a multiplayer, multi-model sourcing world, it is delivering the ability for MSPs and telcos to manage workloads across multiple cloud vendors and geographies.
We recently highlighted five trends from Gartner that we think service providers need to consider for their 2015 business plan. This post focuses on the third trend listed, ‘Cloud/Client Computing’, and its relevance for service providers looking to take better advantage of the opportunities the evolution of the cloud market presents.
As the line between cloud and mobile computing gets ever thinner, it is becoming increasingly vital that applications can be accessed on any device. As Gartner puts it:
“In the near term, the focus for cloud/client will be on synchronizing content and application state across multiple devices and addressing application portability across devices. Over time, applications will evolve to support simultaneous use of multiple devices.”