CloudJumper Announces MSP Strategies for Staying Ahead as Telcos Increase Their Presence in Managed Services

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CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, today announced strategies for managed service providers (MSPs) to help in successfully competing against the growing number of telecommunication firms transitioning to managed services. These strategies include activities as simple as expanding one's knowledge base to leveraging innovative product/service licensing models that differentiate the organization against new market entrants. With the right mix of business strategies and solutions, established MSPs can enhance their positions for increased marketshare.

According to a forecast* from independent global analyst firm Ovum, "Telecom service providers will grow their revenues from global services to enterprise customers to more than US$297 billion by 2020. The biggest contribution will come from new strategic ICT services revenues at nearly US$173 billion, which will increase at a CAGR of 9.9% over the period 2015-2020. Telcos overall have taken more than 14 percent of the global ICT services market in the last couple of years, and should reach more than 18 percent by 2020."[ Ovum Research, Telco-Managed Global Services Revenues to Reach US$297 Billion by 2020,]

Telcos in Enterprise Cloud Computing Market

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement. adds Telco Cloud 2014-2018 market research report of 54 pages that addresses a major question on whether telcos can compete with the heavyweights or not. This report provides an in-depth exploration of telecom carriers' positioning and strategies in the enterprise cloud computing market. It identifies the impediments and assets that telcos have in establishing a solid and lasting foothold in the different cloud segments: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

The Telco Cloud market report also delivers an analysis of how telcos and the market's dominant players are positioned in each cloud segment and supplies estimates of telcos' share of the cloud computing market, along with revenue projections for the next five years...

Mirantis: Telcos See Success in OpenStack for NFV

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Chris Talbot.

OpenStack has been finding its way into a variety of verticals for cloud deployments, but most of the deployments are focused, either solely or mostly, on devops. But in the growing cloud telecommunications market, OpenStack has found a new function—specifically, network functions virtualization (NFV), according to Mirantis.

The OpenStack-focused vendor claims to be experiencing very strong growth in the telecommunications sector this year; and Mirantis is boasting a leadership position as the largest OpenStack provider to the sector. The telco sector is growing for Mirantis and other OpenStack vendors, but as important as the $1.6 trillion sector is, it's also interesting to see new or expanded use cases emerging...

How telcos and little guys can win in the cloud: 5 tips from CenturyLink’s cloud CTO

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

When CenturyLink bought cloud startup Tier3 for $200 million earlier this month, it acquired a technology platform and a group of people that should let the telecommunications giant take full advantage of its dozens of data centers and expansive fiber network. The man heading up that effort is Jared Wray, the founder and CTO of Tier3 who’s now the CTO for cloud computing at CenturyLink, and he came on the Structure Show podcast this week to share his thoughts on evolving from being a small cloud provider into, potentially, a very large one.

Here are some highlights of our interview with Wray, centered around his thoughts on what it will take for other cloud providers to finally emerge from the shadows of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google. If you want to hear about CenturyLink’s plan for building a single cloud platform out of its Tier3, AppFog and Savvis acquisitions, or about the intricacies of selling cloud computing to enterprises, you’ll want to listen to the whole show...

The Telco Cloud Dilemma

Grazed from Sys Con Media. Author: Jason Bloomberg.

One of the notable presenters at this week’s Cloud World Forum in Brazil was from telco giant Telefónica. This Spain-based powerhouse has extensive interests across Latin America as well as North America and Europe, and owns everything from undersea cables up to managed services. And as with every other telco on this planet, they’re heavily into Cloud Computing.

Nothing unusual so far. But toward the end of this fellow’s talk, someone asked whether Telefónica was going to either partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or compete with them. Seeing as the larger company was all-in with their Cloud bet, I expected the answer would be to compete with the IaaS leader. After all, telcos from Verizon to Alcatel are in the trenches battling Bezos and Company. But to my surprise, he answered that they would prefer to run their SaaS apps on Amazon, while at the same time selling them connectivity. Competing with the Wal-Mart of Cloud was a losing bet, so if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em...

Amazon, Telcos Will Battle For Cloud Customers

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Charles Babcock.

Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) revenues grew 15% in 2012 to a total of $12.5 billion, according to Synergy Research, a Reno, Nev., market researcher in telecommunications, in the report, "Amazon Cloud IaaS and PaaS Investments Pay Off," published Monday. The figure reflects estimated revenues from cloud service providers, such as Amazon Web Services, not the total cloud market. The total market also includes software sold to enterprises for managing private clouds and services sold to consumers from the cloud.

Amazon Web Services leads the infrastructure market with revenues that are about seven times as large as its closest competitor's, IBM. Synergy didn't disclose specific revenue estimates for each but displayed their relative positions in a bar graph. Neither company lists its IaaS-specific revenue figures in its quarterly reporting. But Synergy said Amazon leads one of the fastest growing areas of cloud computing. IaaS revenues grew 55% in 2012 over 2011, and Amazon commands 36% of IaaS revenues...