Five Ways Service Providers Are On Course To Miss The Boat In Cloud Services Service providers (SPs) have a golden, but short-lived opportunity to commercialize the $30B cloud services market before AWS and others call it “game over.” By being more agile, able to scale and playing to their strengths, SPs can use the cloud to not only consolidate their existing revenue streams but create new ones. Trouble is, outdated mindsets and a lack of customer-first innovations are causing too many SPs to let the cloud services opportunity sail away without them. Here’s a look at the five ways SPs
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How Cloud Services Have Changed the Mindset of Outsourcing The business of information technology outsourcing has been dominated by sizable companies such as IBM, CSC, ASC and others that provide a comprehensive line card of IT services. These mammoth outsourcers were viewed as a one-stop-shop delivering IT services ranging from level-1 help desk to level-3 network engineers and even C-level executives. This one-throat-to-choke mentality was popular with companies looking to outsource as it was thought to replace the finger pointing between multiple vendors with the hopes of a single, unified IT solution. In some cases operational excellence was achieved and
Plan Ahead for a Successful Cloud Migration Migrating your information systems to the cloud can be a complex process. However, the factors most attributable to the success of the project are not. By addressing these issues well in advance, you will avoid many of the pitfalls that can derail migration projects. Below are some questions to ask before you initiate the project. Your responses will provide a clear roadmap for the overall project and should make it easier to isolate and resolve more technical issues as they arise. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Why are you migrating your systems to the cloud?
Importance Of Cloud Computing Interoperability Cloud Computing and Provider Lock-In Provider lock-in is well known obstacle of cloud computing business model. It is characterized by the inability or limited ability to connect to resources that are not part of the selected cloud offer. Migration of application and corresponding data to alternative cloud services may be expensive and time-consuming, and the user depends on a vendor’s technology. If we want to circumvent the mentioned obstacle, we must find a way to achieve cloud computing interoperability. Everyone has their own API Currently, each cloud provider prefers some specific technological solutions and their
Cloud Computing Helps Reduce Costs For Media Producers Cloud computing is having a huge impact on media post-production workflows. We take a look at how cloud computing lowers costs for production companies. Modern multimedia production and delivery is heavily dependent on computational power and data storage. For media producers and post-production companies, whether they work with video, audio, or both, efficient workflows require massive amounts of processing power and the efficient storage, movement, and delivery of multi-terabyte files. Until the advent of cloud computing and Infrastructure as a Service, that meant there was a huge barrier to entry into the
Verizon Cloud - Verizon Reinvents the Enterprise Cloud New Verizon Cloud Delivers Enterprise-Class Performance and Unprecedented Control with Startup Flexibility and Speed NEW YORK – Verizon today announced Verizon Cloud – its new cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform and cloud-based object storage service. With this service, Verizon is fundamentally changing how public clouds are built. Large enterprises, mid-size companies and small development shops will get the agility and economic benefit of a generic public cloud along with the reliability and scale of an enterprise-level service with unprecedented control of performance. The public beta for Verizon Cloud will launch in the fourth
Cloud Startup: Nebula One Nebula One: An Operating System and Interoperability Cloud Ecosystem In One There are nebulous clouds and then there is Nebula One. The latter is a cloud startup with two bases in Seattle, Washington and Mountain View, California. The company began operations in 2011, thus giving it a few years down the line as a preferential provider of OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure services. By going for OpenStack, as opposed to CloudStack or Rackspace, among other open-source models, this startup has ganged up with the preferential provider of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) private cloud. Indeed, when it