Last week Walmart announced that it will open-source the cloud technology it has built up following its acquisition of startup OneOps roughly two years ago. The reason? It hates vendor lock-in. A CIO article said:
“Vendor lock-in has plagued the corporate world since well before the arrival of the cloud, but now — with ever more of today’s technology operating in an online environment dominated by providers such as Amazon Web Services — it’s taken on new urgency.”
This summer Google announced that HTC, the Taiwanese smart phone and tablet maker, is a big customer of Google Cloud Platform or GCP according to Fortune. But HTC isn’t only a GCP customer. John Song, HTC’s senior director of cloud computing said in the article that HTC also uses “cloud services from Amazon and Microsoft. Why? Because some clouds suit some jobs better than others.”
Providing innovative and differentiated services is critical to cloud service providers surviving and thriving in today’s competitive landscape. This month we continued our promise to innovate on behalf of the service provider by providing a number of new Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator features.
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.