Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator: Widget Plugins

Cloud ServicesWe have recently blogged about three new features in Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator. If you missed our blog on private IP address space management check it out now. Today, we’ll be showcasing our widget plugins.

Widget plugins are Flexiant Development Language (FDL) code blocks that enable service providers to create configurable custom widgets that can be placed anywhere in the control panel and display any kind of service provider-driven custom information. These widgets could display content from a variety of sources, examples include:
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Zero to Cloud: Considerations to Get to the Cloud

Zero to Cloud

Service providers are busy. There is getting to the cloud, building out the technology stack, knowing what technology is actually required, then there is marketing and acquiring new customers for the cloud. It’s a lot.

You might already be in the cloud or maybe you are starting your journey. Whatever stage you are at, here is our complete checklist of considerations from the business side to the technology, all the way to customer acquisition.

Also, below is our latest infographic – a one stop guide to help you identify some considerations you hadn’t thought of previously or reinforce what you already know.

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Service Providers Beware: Your Customers Cautioned as Competitive Landscape Shifts

Service Providers

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.
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Research Shows a Multi-Cloud Strategy is Essential for Service Providers Today

Multi-Cloud Strategy

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:

  • 77% of IT decision makers are planning to implement multi-cloud architecture.
  • 91% intend to at least implement some sort of cloud-based solution within the next twelve months. Of these respondents, 48% plan to deploy six or more cloud services.
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Zero to Cloud Technology Considerations: Understand, Adopt and Assess

The Ultimate Guide to Cloud
Getting to the cloud can raise many technology considerations around what you already have in place, what your technical strategy is going to be and how your technical team will ensure service levels.

We put together the ultimate guide to cloud – Zero to Cloud – a one-stop guide to helping you whatever stage you might be at on your journey to or in the cloud. Here is the first section for this checklist on technology considerations. It offers a high level overview of things to consider.

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