Story image

Carrier cloud providers reassessing public cloud strategies

26 Apr 2016

Carrier cloud providers are having to reassess their public cloud strategies due to heightened competition from pure plays and incumbents, according to Technology Business Research.

TBR’s 4Q15 Carrier Cloud Benchmark reveals carrier cloud providers are re-evaluating their public cloud businesses to confront the threat posed by incumbent cloud vendors, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

“Some carriers are downsizing their public cloud businesses, instead focusing on providing ‘on ramps’ to popular services through network interconnection platforms, the research firm explains.

However, some carriers with strong regional positions are maintaining public cloud offerings, jockeying for top share in the region.

According to Michael Sullivan-Trainor, executive analyst in TBR’s Telecom Practice, offering Internet of Things and enterprise applications will be a core focus for carrier cloud providers in 2016.

“Operators are onboarding enterprise platforms from vendors including SAP, Salesforce, Oracle and Microsoft and offering the applications in an ‘as a Service format that provides enterprises added convenience and scalability,” Sullivan-Trainor explains.

“These services will increasingly be combined with network platform and connectivity solutions for IoT as well as vertical services that extend the value of the software platforms through mobility and security services,” he says.

Apple launches revamped iPad Air & iPad mini
Apple loves tinkering with its existing product lines and coming up with new ways to make things more powerful – and both the iPad Air and iPad mini seem to be no exception.
IntegrationWorks continues expansion with new Brisbane office
The company’s new office space at the Riverside Centre overlooks the Brisbane River and Storey Bridge.
DXC subsidiary takes SAP energy industry partner award
Winners of the awards were selected from SAP’s A/NZpartner ecosystem and announced at the recent SAP A/NZ Partner Kick-Off Meeting held in Sydney.
Global server market maintains healthy growth in Q4 2018
New data from Gartner reveals that while there was growth in the market as a whole, some of the big vendors actually declined.
Emerging tech helps savvy SMB’s succeed
A CompTIA report shows SMBs are taking on the challenge of emerging technologies to reach their business goals.
Workflows should benefit people, not devices
It is important that, in digital transformation journeys, managers remember technology should complement, rather than overtake, employee talent and skillsets.
ForgeRock launches Sandbox-as-a-Service to facilitate compliance
The cloud-based testing environment for APIs enables banks to accelerate compliance with Open Banking and PSD2 deadlines.
Huawei picks up accolades for software-defined camera ecosystem
"The company's software defined capabilities enable it to future-proof its camera ecosystem and greatly lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), as its single camera system is applicable to a variety of application use cases."