What a Roundtrip to Amazon and Back-Again Can Teach All Cloud Service Providers

Cloud Service Providers

Zynga, a leading developer of the world’s most popular social games took a roundtrip journey from the public cloud and back again reported The Wall Street Journal. Why the trip? Zynga built its business on the Amazon cloud. It then transitioned to a private set up after spending $100 million to build its own data centers to handle the bulk of its computing, but Zynga has now decided to return to Amazon.
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Service Providers, Cloud Security and FUD

Security- Software as a (Single Tenant) Service?One of the biggest barriers to adopting a cloud-based approach to IT services has been security – or a perceived lack of security. The good news though is that some analysts believe we are getting past this. For cloud service providers though, it means adding value on top of their cloud services by being an expert in this space.

The case for cloud has been hindered by a number of high profile reports of hacking leading to what industry analysts have termed ‘FUD’: fear, uncertainty and doubt.

These perceptions have affected the business community too, with many organizations believing the cloud to be less secure than an on-premise alternative.
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IBM Questions the Political Debate on Public vs. Private Cloud

Public vs. Private Cloud

Two years ago we fired up the public vs. private cloud debate by publishing a blog “Private Cloud is Dead.” Yesterday, Wired published an article from IBM’s Jeff Borek entitled, “Public vs. Private Cloud? No Debate for the Savvy CIO” which much like a political commentary offers opposing views and asks what is the right answer.

Now the article is interesting and I’ll discuss that in a minute, but I’m surprised that we are still having this debate at such an elementary level. We are on a trajectory in favor of public clouds and hybrid clouds are likely to play a significant role as we travel this path. In fact, global spending on public cloud services reached US$45.7 billion last year and will experience a 23 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, according to analyst firm IDC.

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Whitepaper Wednesday on What You Need to Know for Providing Cloud Services

This whitepaper Wednesday brings you our most popular white paper series ever.  These papers explain everything you need to know about providing cloud services in a swiftly changing market.

  1. 6 Ways Service Providers Can Position Against Private Cloud

The adoption of private cloud threatens the service providers’ bread and butter business. But the benefits of a public cloud infrastructure far outweigh private cloud. So why are businesses choosing private cloud? How should a service provider position itself against the private cloud? Within this paper, you’ll find a list of the arguments against private cloud and the arguments for and including the benefits of public cloud. Also detailed are ways for service providers to ensure they are meeting the requirements of their enterprise customers.

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Public Cloud Customers Want a Mature API and Partner Ecosystems

Cloud Market

Earlier this month we published ‘A Guide: How to Build IaaS Your Customers Want’ to highlight Janakiram MSV GigaOm report, ‘Infrastructure-as-a-Service basics: a guide for IT pros’, in which he lists the top 10 factors for customers to consider when choosing an IaaS platform. Two of the requirements that cloud customers want – a mature API and partner ecosystems. Want to know how Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator stakes up against these criteria so service providers can understand the full breadth of our product?

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