Cloud Infrastructure Growing Faster than Software as a Service

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 16.5 percent in 2016 to total $204 billion, up from $175 billion in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services (infrastructure as a service [IaaS]), which is projected to grow 38.4 percent in 2016. Gartner now also includes cloud advertising in its cloud services forecast. Cloud advertising includes cloud-based services that support the selection, transaction and delivery of advertising and ad-related data. Cloud application services (SaaS) are forecast to grow 20.3 percent in 2016, to $37.7 billion

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With Indonesian, South African Moves, IBM Looks to Bolster Telco Clouds

IBM today revealed a significant cloud services deal in the APAC region that could be a sign of things to come. The Indonesian telecommunications provider Indosat Ooredoo and its subsidiary Lintasarta have signed a five year partnership deal to develop and deliver solutions via the IBM cloud to its customer base.  … [ visit site to read more ]

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CenturyLink offers IaaS cloud service to government customers via GSA Networx

CenturyLink is providing its public sector customers a new infrastructure-as-a-service service option to its Government Cloud, rounding out its hybrid cloud services portfolio.

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Hybrid cloud to be large part of cloud provider revenue, says research firm

Hybrid cloud services are going to make up a large portion of overall cloud as a service (CaaS) revenue by 2017 as more enterprise customers move to hybrid cloud architectures.

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Hybrid cloud to be large part of cloud provider revenue, says research firm

Hybrid cloud services are going to make up a large portion of overall cloud as a service (CaaS) revenue by 2017 as more enterprise customers move to hybrid cloud architectures.

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CenturyLink cloud services leaders King, Wray to leave company

CenturyLink is realigning its cloud services management ranks, announcing that Jared Wray and Jonathan King will be leaving the company today, a sign that it may be reassessing its cloud services strategy.

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Birch launches wholesale service portal, adds cloud PBX, SIP trunking services to portfolio

Birch Communications has introduced new enhancements to its Birch Carrier Solution (BCS) wholesale port and is adding new elements to its wholesale products portfolio, providing customers with new options to deliver voice, data and cloud services to their customer bases.

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CenturyLink promotes Ring to SVP of global field operations

CenturyLink has promoted Duane Ring to senior vice president of global field operations, overseeing the telco's growing data center and cloud services business lines.

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AT&T scores $150M deal with Marriott for VOIP, broadband and LTE backup

Marriott inked a three-year, $150 million deal with AT&T in which the operator will provide faster broadband services for Marriott guests, VOIP calling, cloud services and LTE backup.

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Cloud M&A: CenturyLink Buys Into DBaaS

Yesterday, CenturyLink made yet another inorganic move to bolster its position in cloud services. They have acquired Orchestrate , whose specialty is Database-as-a-Service, or DBaaS, based on the popular NoSQL platform. … [ visit site to read more ]

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MegaPath plays to mobile business workers’ needs with new hybrid mobile/wireline UC capabilities

MegaPath Cloud Services is playing into the mobile nature of its business customers by adding SMS Text Messaging and mobile-to-desktop-device handover to its Unified Communications (UC) service.

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Cisco, Microsoft Partner to Support Service Provider Hybrid Cloud Business

Microsoft and Cisco have created a new product package designed to enable service providers  to offer Azure cloud services, probably especially to create and support hybrid cloud services. Microsoft is contributing its Windows Azure Pack , while Cisco contributes its networking devices and servers. The Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform aims to enable service providers to create and sell hybrid cloud solutions to enterprise customers, a popular approach for enterprises adopting cloud computing. The architecture is intended to support a variety of cloud services , including infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, software as a service, disaster recovery as a service, database as a service or backup as a service

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CenturyLink serves up cloud cost estimator tool for channel partners

CenturyLink is adding a cloud services estimator to its portfolio, a new feature that will allow its channel partner customers to get a better handle on the cloud service spending that they broker for their business clients.

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Equinix integrates Apigee’s API platform into its Cloud Exchange

Equinix has tapped Apigee to provide it with application provider interfaces (API) for its Cloud Exchange platform, which gives application developers on-demand access to multiple clouds from multiple networks.

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Telstra taps into government cloud opportunity

Telstra has hatched a plan to build a cloud-based environment targeting the needs of Australia's federal, state and local government agencies.

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Telus serves up cloud-based collaboration, contact services

Telus is enhancing its movement into the cloud services segment by offering its Canadian business customers two new cloud-based services focused on contact center and collaboration applications.

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Comcast Business enhances customer reach to cloud, data center applications

Comcast Business is taking advantage of the growing cloud services trend by launching a new program that it says can provide a more efficient means for businesses to access their cloud services.

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Cisco establishes $80M pact with TCL to target China cloud opportunities

Cisco has created an $80 million joint venture with Chinese hardware vendor TCL to establish a foothold in the country's cloud services market.

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Public Cloud Revenue Grows 34% Annually in India

Public cloud services revenue in India will reach $638 million by the end of 2014, an increase of almost 34 percent, or $161 million over 2013 revenue, according to Gartner analysts. Software as a service will generate $249 million in 2014, an increase of 37 percent over 2013. Spending on infrastructure as a servivce will grow 33 percent to $77 million during the same period. In 2018, the public cloud market will generate almost $2 billion in revenue . Some 53 percent of surveyed organizations in India indicate they are using cloud services today, with another 43 percent indicating plans to begin using cloud services in the next 12 months, Gartner says

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AT&T makes cloud bond with Amazon Web Services

AT&T has added Amazon Web Services (AWS) as another provider it can give its customers access to via NetBond, a technology that allows the service provider to work with its enterprise customers' cloud services.

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