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Telco Cloud 2015 Survey Results #Telcocloud

Hello Telco Cloud community,

Exciting news – we are now finalising the agenda for the 2015 Telco Cloud Forum. For the past month I have been researching with the industry to identify challenges and trends that the Telco Cloud community is facing currently when launching cloud services. After speaking to over 50 top industry experts it has become clear that there are definitely key common trends amongst telcos, that we’ll be covering in the 2015 agenda. Let me tell you a bit more about them….

Virtualisation is the big topic that everybody is talking about!  As you might remember, last year we had a stream devoted to technical innovations, including virtualisation. It went so well that you’ve asked us to expand it in 2015. So watch out for a whole stream on new trends, interesting case studies and exciting tools on NFV, SDN and network virtualisation. We will bring all the relevant solutions and Telco cloud virtualisation practical case studies. You will walk away knowing how virtualisation is changing the game for Telcos’ cloud business?

Not surprisingly, cloud security appeared to be another major topic. Over 70% of my calls mentioned that security is becoming progressively more important to Telcos looking to win in the cloud space.  Building a strong holistic approach towards a wide range of security problems is ‘a must’ for Telcos. It’s not an IT service anymore, it’s Telcos’ USP.

Since we launched the Forum over 5 years ago we’ve been covering Go-to-Market strategies or in other words ‘How to Sell’ and ‘What to Sell’.  The 2015 Telco Cloud Forum will be covering this crucial and essential topic from all the possible angles. We will delve into the deepest details of Business Models and Go-to-Market strategies. Have a look yourself at some of the sessions we have lined up:

  • Oxford Style Debates: What do Telcos Sell Best?
  • SaaS and other XaaS: Challenges to Overcome and the Right Decisions to Make
  • Hybrid Models – Delivering Best-in-class High-performance and High-Availability
  • M2M Opportunities for Telco Cloud
  • Workshop: Advancing SaaS Business Models: Enhancing Product Portfolio
  • Unified Communication as an Essential Business Reality
  • 360 Degree Panel on How to Sell the Cloud? Hear from all parties involved in selling the Cloud: each panellist will be a representative from each market player: Telco, System Integrator, Cloud experts and Cloud Service Providers
  • The SME as the Number 1 Customer Group that Telcos can Grow their Revenue From
  • How ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group Are Developing their ICT Strategy Implementing Cloud Based Services
  • Utilizing New Channels to Attract Existing or Adjacent Customer Segments
  • New and Enhanced Revenue Streams from Enterprise Mobility
  • Panel: What are the Skillsets Required to Successfully Sell Cloud – Learning A, B, C Once Again

Finally, there is no way we can avoid the hot topic of the moment, Big Data and Analytics. Over the past few years Big Data has evolved from being a buzz word to something Telcos are increasingly implementing and using when improving customer experience and operational efficiency. The main challenges that operators told me they are facing are all about maximizing existing Data in the Cloud.  Knowing which privileges Telcos have and learning about practical lessons and pain points of Big Data implementation are the top priorities for Telcos now.

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Social Media, Mobility, Analytics & Cloud #cloudasia

Achieving Business & IT Agility through Advanced SMAC Technologies…

This year’s opening plenary and 3 dedicated streams in Enterprise ensure the opportunities and challenges surrounding the 3rd Platform’ Technologies: Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud are comprehensively covered!

Achieving true enterprise mobility is about more than deploying cloud computing. Cloud is the powerful platform needed to achieve business and IT agility, however cross device enterprise application management, integration of communication and social media, as well as data analytics are the game changers for the successful enterprises, SMEs and Start-Ups of the future.

Recognising the unification of these ICT trends and opportunities, Cloud World Forum Asia combines new case studies from across the SMAC: Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud landscape in the APAC region.

SMACView more information about the 5th edition Cloud World Forum Asia by visiting: www.asia.cloudworldseries.com.

China Entercom and STNC to set up cloud datacentre in Shanghai #cloudasia

bcnChina Entercom, a subsidiary of ICT solutions provider CITIC Telecom International CPC ltd announced a partnership with the Shanghai Science & Technology Network Communications Corporation (STNC) this week that will see the firms jointly set up a cloud computing datacentre in Baoshan, Shanghai.

The datacentre, which is expected to launch in October this year, will be built to Tier III standards and cover a total area of 14,000 m2. According to the agreement, the first phase of the datacentre’s construction will cover around 1,000 square meters and provide approximately 500 standard racks.

The partnership will see STNC, which operates a metropolitan carrier-neutral network in Shanghai and a range of datacentres in the region, take over infrastructure and hardware support as well as operational maintenance. China Entercom will act as the ICT solutions provider for business partners, selling software hosted on the cloud platform as well as consulting services.

“The cloud computing solutions, including the SmartCLOUD one-stop integrated suite of cloud capabilities, of China Entercom and its parent company CITIC Telecom CPC, together with the strong infrastructure of STNC will boost STNC’s competitiveness in the cloud computing datacentre market,” said Yucheng Deng, president of STNC.

“Leveraging Shanghai’s extensive distribution capability, we can create a new landscape in the cloud computing market,” he added.

Stephen Ho, chief executive officer of CITIC Telecom CPC said the move is the first step in a series of initiatives aimed at bolstering the company’s ICT services in a number of major cities across China’s mainland. Beijing and Guangzhou are the next targets for China Entercom’s cloud-based offerings, Ho said.

“STNC’s operational experience in datacentre infrastructure brings reliable operational support for our datacentre in Baoshan,” he said.

“Both of us are confident about this collaboration and hope to extend our partnership to build new datacentres in the near future.”

The move will also help the local firms compete against other local service providers, in addition to a number of large IT incumbents currently targeting mainland China in order to fuel the expansion of their cloud services within the high-growth region. Earlier this month for instance IBM opened a cloud and mainframe competency centre in Beijing, just days after announcing the impending launch of the SoftLayer cloud platform in Hong Kong

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