Service Providers: Take Better Advantage of the Evolution of Cloud

Next Generation App

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.”
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Legacy vs. Next Generation Apps

Next Generation App

Service providers want to profit from the cloud today. Two strategies up for consideration are:

  • Focus on migrating existing workloads (a focus on legacy apps)
  • Attract new workloads (a focus on next generation apps)

Here we compare legacy vs. next generation applications so service providers can start to position themselves in the market for growth.

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Great News for Service Providers: Cloud Underpins Majority of Tech Trends

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Cloud technology underpins the majority of tech trends for 2015 according to cloudtech’s article on Gartner’s latest top 10 trends. That is good news for service providers. Here are the five trends from Gartner we think you need to consider for your 2015 business plan. Over the next few week’s we’ll give advice on each.

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Why Branding is So Important for Service Providers

Cloud Reseller

Just how important is branding? People buy brands they love, they work with brands they love and they advocate for brands they love. Brands are so essential to the success of a company particularly in this day and age where we all are inundated with choice.

The Independent published the top 20 brands of 2014/15 this week. You can safely assume that Apple was on that list as was Aston Martin, Nike, Virgin and Rolex. There are another 15 and it is a pretty cool story as it is all done in pictures. For many, because these brands are popular you want to be a part of them. You look to Virgin for a flight not just because of the experience, but because of the acknowledgement that you too want to be part of its popularity.
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Public Cloud Customers Want a Mature API and Partner Ecosystems

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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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