Cloud Experts Comment on the Technology and Skills DevOps Need to Future Proof for the Cloud

Expert Advice As part of our expert advice series, we asked some industry commentators what technology and/or skills do DevOps need to future proof for the cloud. Here’s what they had to say.

DevOps – the confluence of software development and IT operations – sort of embodies effective, efficient use of cloud computing resources. According to many of the case studies I’ve done, DevOps also often equates to an organization’s effort to future-proof itself, becoming more responsive to conditions, competitors, security and other issues.

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Expert Advice for Service Providers Trying to Compete in Today’s Market

Expert Advice As part of our expert advice series, we asked some cloud industry experts to offer their advice for service providers trying to compete in today’s market. Here is what they had to say:

  • John Zanni, Senior Vice President of Cloud and Hosting Sales, Acronis

Focus on:

  • A good reputation – Make sure your datacenter has a good reputation. That you have great support with human contact 24/7. Have a phone number to call if you customer needs help or at least live chat It is their business at stake.

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New Cloud-Based Solutions to Triple: Cloud Service Providers Rejoice!

Cloud management

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.
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Why Chilean Service Provider IIA Selected Flexiant

Cloud ManagementToday we announced that IIA selected Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator as its cloud management platform. Based in Santiago, Chile, IIA will use Flexiant to deliver cloud services to its 3,000 clients and the market quickly. Read the full press release here.

With Flexiant’s cloud orchestration solution, IIA now has a self-service solution for automated provisioning of cloud services, combined with automated metering, billing and payments, backup and storage.
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Creating a truly elastic Spark cluster with Chef and Concerto


Last night saw the latest Chef Users London meetup, held in Accenture’s impressive Fenchurch Street offices. As usual for Chef’s London meetups, there was a great turnout, with participants from across the DevOps spectrum. This meant there was a wide range of experience in the room, and even by Chef’s usual meetup standards we had a particularly engaged and interactive audience, which made for some interesting discussions.
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