Posts tagged ‘IT decision makers’

The Cloud World Forum visitor ticket is now officially published! #CloudWF

The Cloud World Forum 2015 visitor ticket is here! Download for the full agenda, speaker line-up, exhibition news, sponsor list and NEW visitor features…

CWF ticket cover

Download your copy to view the full agenda, speaker line-up, exhibition news, sponsor list and NEW visitor features. Start planning your day at the Cloud World Forum, taking place on the 24th and 25th June 2015 at Olympia Grand, London.

DOWNLOAD YOUR VISITOR TICKET HERE!

 

Co-located with Enterprise Apps World, the Cloud World Forum 2015 theatres respond to the investment areas and trends discussed on 100+ calls with C-Level IT decision makers, operations and development teams, as well as the market’s leading technology pioneers.

The show’s content powers the digital enterprise through best practice in Cloud, IoT, DevOps, Data Analytics, Security and Comms & Collaboration end user case studies, as well as much, much more.

By expanding the show’s content in 2015, we ensure need-to-know information is delivered to meet the demands of the senior IT professionals attracted to our show.

This year there is a particular focus on enterprise application development and mobility, with a dedicated DevOps and Containers theatre, as well as two theatres running throughout the 24th and 25th June within Enterprise Apps World.

The Enterprise Mobility Strategies and Enterprise App Development theatres focus on strengthening organisations’ mobility, application and API strategies, in addition to teaching developers how to achieve that necessary edge in the lucrative and increasingly competitive enterprise market!

See you in June!

The Cloud World Forum Team.

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE EXPO PASS HERE.

CWF static banner

Telstra: Companies buying from too many cloud vendors, adding complexity #telcocloud

Source: Business Cloud News

Enterprises are buying their cloud services from too many vendors, which is creating unnecessary complexity and slowing time to market, according to recently published research from Australian telco Telstra.

A report commissioned by Telstra which surveyed 675 IT decision makers from multinational organisations in the US, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia suggests 72 per cent of IT decision makers would prefer a single provider or broker for all of their cloud services rather than go through the challenge of managing multiple vendors.

But a majority of respondents claimed to contract with at least three vendors for their cloud services, something Telstra said adds unnecessary complexity when integrating and running those services.

“We are living in a buyers’ market and our research suggests that in an effort to satisfy diverse customer expectations, many businesses initially turn to multiple cloud vendors to meet their various infrastructure needs. The result can be a complex cloud environment that is hard for the business to manage, integrate and control,” said Martin Bishop, head of network, applications & services, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, the enterprise IT-focused subsidiary of the Australian telecoms giant.

“Despite this, our research also reveals that pooling resources into a single private cloud isn’t the ideal end-state either, with the majority of IT decision makers arguing this model fails to deliver the flexibility required for the varying types of processes, services and workloads that global companies must support.”

“Many organisations today want the capability to host data offshore to support business growth and as evidenced in our research, see value in working with providers who are familiar with the various regulation, governance and legal considerations across the multiple markets they operate in,” Bishop added.

The report also show adoption of infrastructure-as-a-service also varies widely by industry, with manufacturing (61 per cent), professional services (54 per cent), and the finance and insurance sectors (46 per cent) most likely to be using the technology. The higher education sector has been the least likely to adopt IaaS, with more than a quarter (27 per cent) having no implementation plans at this stage.

Join the Telco Cloud Forum taking place in London on 27-29 April 2015.

Registration is free of charge for telecom operators and enterprises.
Free exhibition open to all!

cloud-telco-646x200

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.

(more…)

Internap takes bare metal cloud to London, Hong Kong #cloudasia

BCNInfrastructure as a service provider Internap announced that it has expanded it bare metal public cloud service to London and Hong Kong. The move comes as other cloud incumbents look to bolster their bare metal cloud offerings alongside their virtualised platforms.

Internap’s bare metal cloud platform claims to offer all of the flexibility of traditional virtualised cloud platforms with the performance of bare metal, and is underpinned by its own proprietary traffic route optimisation software.

The company said it has expanded the platform to London and Hong Kong in the face of rising demand for platforms spec’d to run big data analytics and online gaming applications, which typically require higher-performance infrastructure to run smoothly.

“Organizations deploying real-time, data-intensive applications are increasingly seeking cloud services that provide flawless performance, reliability and cost efficiency across globally distributed environments,” said Christian Primeau, senior vice president and general manager of cloud and hosting at Internap.

“Our bare-metal cloud uniquely addresses these demands, and the addition of our London and Hong Kong locations delivers broader reach in key end user markets,” Primeau said.

Internap is the latest of a number of cloud service providers keen to bolster their bare metal cloud offerings. Rackspace recently launched its OnMetal service, a single-tenant infrastructure as a service that can tap into the full range of APIs available in the OpenStack ecosystem, in a bid to appeal to IT decision makers looking to minimise exposure to the performance tax sometime incurred in virtualised clouds.

Cloud-Asia-300x250

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: