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Neostratus and IBM Bring New Cloud Services to the Market with PureSystems

Author: Andras Tudos, CTO of Neostratus

Author: Andras Tudos, CTO of Neostratus

Blog post from Andras Tudos (CTO, Neostratus) from the Telco Cloud World Forum Conference at London.

Walking among the crowds of operators, service providers and telco professionals today at the Telco Cloud World Forum in London, I had the impression that all these people here really have plans with the cloud – they are here with a purpose. I didn’t have this impression a few years ago, while attending similar conferences around the world. The cloud is now approaching maturity; it’s no longer a vague and trendy term used and understood only by IT professionals. And it’s certainly not hype any more when cloud is identified as one of the key revenue generators for operators over the next 24 months (according to the latest Telecoms.com Industry Survey).  The speed of uptake and rate of change has surprised even those of us who believed three years ago that cloud services would provide the next technological advance.

What is new with cloud in B2B?

Large enterprises and public sector organizations have started to adopt the global trend of transforming their IT services into a utility usage model through the delivery of cloud services via their internal IT departments or through a trusted outsourcing partner.

In my view, there is limited difference in the key characteristics of private and public cloud infrastructures: both must be cost-efficient, highly scalable and secure, and they need to offer customizable self-service and integration capabilities.

However, when it comes to telcos and enterprises, we experience two more important expectations towards the cloud: it should be easy to install and marketable in the shortest possible timeframe.

The Neostratus solution – Cloud in a box

Neostratus has continually worked to develop options that provide complete, managed solutions that can scale from low-cost, entry level up to millions of users, thus fulfilling IT needs of smaller enterprises through services providers up to large enterprises or public sector deployments. We have been constantly expanding our services portfolio to better serve the business needs of our customers. First, as a SaaS provider through public cloud, then a private cloud provider, we experienced many sleepless nights when developing our partners’ infrastructural background to provide a seamless integration with our Cloud Services Manager.

We thought that an all-in-one Cloud in a Box solution, combining our suite of cloud services with the infrastructure kit of a hardware provider could not only solve these technological nightmares but would also reduce our provisioning cycle considerably.

We needed a reliable, comprehensive and credible cloud player to help us deliver enhanced offerings to the market and to provide a simplified cloud enablement experience to telcos, systems integrators and large enterprises.

IBM PureSystems to power the all-in-one Cloud in a Box solution

Neostratus chose IBM PureSystems to deliver cloud services in a joint go-to-market initiative with IBM which initially targets the Central European, Russian, and CIS markets. The offer combines IBM PureSystems with Neostratus’ cloud platform to deliver a pre-integrated Cloud in a Box solution, with a full suite of cloud services into the telco and enterprise markets.

Combining Neostratus services with IBM’s solutions and delivering the package through our Cloud Services Manager will be transformational on the market in the ease of installation and the time to market, so I truly believe that the joint solution will lift cloud services enablement to a new level for the market.

How will it work?

The complete Cloud in a Box solution is being pre-configured by Neostratus based on IBM PureSystems. The customer gets a complete pre-tested, ready-to-run solution where only minor customer-specific customizations and integration might be required, most of which can be prepared before shipping in a test environment. The Cloud in a Box platforms include complete remote operation and support provided by Neostratus, while IBM is providing the hardware support, which includes quick replacement of failed parts on-site.

The Cloud in the Box approach is shortening the time to market and lowering the cost of market entry for cloud service providers. At the same time, it is a great pre-packaged private cloud platform for medium or large enterprises, especially where a modern scalable, self-service oriented approach utilising the latest technology is needed. We are focusing on the service delivery capabilities with automation, integration, multi-tenancy, branding and not on the infrastructure itself. Therefore, the solution offers much more compared to what the typical virtualization infrastructure providers can offer.

Creating cloud providers made easy

There is a difference between the old-way of cloud services implementation that can take up to 18 months and simplified 3-month, full cloud implementation process, isn’t it?

Author: Andras Tudos, CTO, Neostratus

NEOSTRATUS ENABLES POLISH OPERATOR NETIA TO LAUNCH LYNC 2013 WITH VOICE INTEGRATION FIRST IN EUROPE

NEOSTRATUS ENABLES POLISH OPERATOR NETIA TO LAUNCH LYNC 2013 WITH VOICE INTEGRATION FIRST IN EUROPE  [10 April 2013]

Neostratus partner Netia is the first operator in Europe to launch Microsoft Lync 2013 integrated with core voice and data services. At the official launch ceremony in Warsaw yesterday, Netia, Microsoft and Neostratus representatives were delighted to announce the service and field questions at the unveiling of Europe’s most innovative cloud-based communications solution. Netia Office Anywhere™ is fully integrated into the telco’s IP telephony system, creating a user-friendly, all-inclusive integrated communication solution.

Netia Office Anywhere ™ (NOA) offers affordable, enterprise-grade communication tools to all business customers in Poland. Thanks to NOA, users share a common interface regardless of the nature of the device in use, be it a PC, a mobile handset or conference phone. Neostratus’ own proprietary software, the Cloud Services Manager, which provides the cloud platform for NOA, enables the full integration of fixed telephony services with Lync 2013 and incorporates all the business productivity-enhancing benefits of fixed and mobile communication into a single coherent and comprehensive solution. (more…)

NEWS: Neostratus is Knowledge Partner of Cloud World Series’ Events

Neostratus has great respect for Informa Telecoms & Media’s exceptional insight into the telecoms industry through their first-class analysis team. Therefore we are honoured to work closely with them as their Knowledge Partner of the forthcoming Cloud World Forum MENA in Dubai next week, and the Telco Cloud World Forum in London this April.

Viktor Kovacs, Founder and CCO of Neostratus will be sharing the company’s experiences in presentations and a workshop on “How to Monetise a Cloud Model in Two Months”, while he will also be discussing cloud trends for the telecoms industry at the Breakfast Briefings of both events with Camille Mendler, Pricipal Analyst of Informa Telecoms & Media, who placed Neostratus among the top 5 cloud enablers worldwide for telecom operators in 2012.

To read more about the partnership, please click here!

Guest Blog from: Judit Szabo, Neostratus

NEOSTRATUS SIGNS FIRST STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT IN MIDDLE EAST WITH ORIXCOM

NEOSTRATUS SIGNS FIRST STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT IN MIDDLE EAST WITH ORIXCOM

[13 March 2013] Neostratus, the internationally recognized telco cloud enabler, has announced the signing of its first strategic partnership agreement in the Middle East and Africa with telecommunications company Orixcom. Orixcom is the first operator offering next generation international connectivity, data centre and exchange services in the Middle East. Leveraging extensive local, regional and international experience the company enables convenient, fast and flexible connection to, from, and around the region. With physical network infrastructure and presence based in Dubai, Orixcom is strongly positioned to support Neostratus in serving the cloud enabler’s growing customer base in the region, creating a localized hub of cloud services. (more…)

Action Points for Telcos to Make Cloud a Sustainable Growth Reality

Telco CloudRead the Executive Summary of white paper: Cloud from Telcos: Business distraction or a key to growth?

Arthur D. Little (AD Little), one of the world’s leading consultancy firms in innovative technology has released a white-paper on cloud services delivered by telcos. Neostratus are listed as the only Cloud Enabler to have been asked to collaborate with AD Little in the course of producing this report entitled: Cloud from Telcos: Business distraction or a key to growth? – Open action point: Make Cloud a sustainable growth reality for Telcos!’

In the report, AD Little observe that cloud services should be a high priority for telcos, but note that many current approaches fall short of what is required to become a significant and sustainable force in the cloud.  Backed with extensive market analysis and case studies, AD Little outlines a number of key success factors to form a comprehensive framework for telcos to move into and excel in cloud services.

Executive Summary of the report:
“Cloud revenues are significant in every market and growing in healthy double-digit terms. Even though the Cloud market is still nascent, there are already a plethora of service providers dividing this revenue, exploiting the freedom of OTT plays.  However, there is a significant market need for local (national) capability combined with the benefits of Cloud services. (more…)

THE TRUE STORY BEHIND REBRANDING CE ON-DEMAND AS NEOSTRATUS

Viktor Kovacs

Viktor Kovacs

Interview with Viktor Kovács, Founder and CCO of Neostratus, formerly CE On-Demand.

Background info: The internationally recognised Telco cloud enabler company, CE On-Demand, announced the company’s rebranding as Neostratus on 15 January. To read the company’s official press release about the rebranding, click here.

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Q.: Why did you decide to rebrand the company?

Viktor Kovacs: It was primarily a management and marketing decision. When we founded Central Europe On-Demand, we employed a  name which described our focus on the region in which we operated.  This name and brand was especially relevant to our initial customer base as there were only multinational service providers in this nascent market of cloud computing, but none could claim data centre or support staff footprint in our territory.   Our brand defined our regional coverage and our operational model.  Our success in our core business has offered expansion opportunities into new territories and service models.  For that reason, we have decided to change our brand to reflect our aspirations of global coverage with new, transformative cloud business models for our partners and customers. (more…)

CE ON-DEMAND REBRANDS AS NEOSTRATUS

neostratus new logo

The internationally recognised cloud enablement company, CE On-Demand, is proud to announce that the company is now officially rebranded as Neostratus. The new brand aims to embody the company’s mission statement of creating cloud providers, while reflects the organisation’s global scale of business and commitment towards partner channel enablement. Neostratus carries on CE On-Demand’s corporate values, with management and shareholders remaining the same. (more…)

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