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Cloud Services Brokerage Enablement The cloud market is growing at a rate of 30% annually and is expected to reach $130 billion. Analysts  predict that service providers are well positioned to be the leading point of distribution for cloud  services in light of the scale of their operations and their capacity to offer end-to-end lifecycle  management for IaaS, SaaS and PaaS over secure managed networks. Delivering cloud services has emerged as one of the most important opportunities of the decade for service providers. To retain existing customers, grow market share and maintain existing profit margins on core services; service providers need an edge on their competition and to increase agility in addressing emerging market opportunities.  In what is often considered their “core” business, service providers are facing new competition from companies that are offerin... (more)

Hybrid Cloud - Key Benefits and Must-Have Requirements | @CloudExpo #DX #Compliance

Gartner says by 2020, a corporate "No-Cloud" Policy will be as rare as a "No-Internet" policy is today and specifically the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market is projected to continue to grow more than 25 percent per year through 2019. This surge in cloud adoption also represents a huge shift in cloud spending by IT organizations, directly or indirectly affecting more than $1 trillion dollars in Cloud IT purchases by 2020, according to Gartner. Of course, not every enterprise app and data bit will move fully to the cloud. To quote yet another study - this one by North Bri... (more)

How to Manage, Deliver and Govern Hybrid Cloud Services | @CloudExpo #SaaS #ITaaS #Cloud

Many enterprise and government IT organizations are realizing the benefits of cloud computing by extending IT delivery and management processes across private and public cloud services. But they are often challenged with balancing the need for centralized cloud governance without stifling user-driven innovation. This strategy requires an approach that fundamentally reshapes how IT is delivered today, shifting the focus from infrastructure to services aggregation, and mixing and matching the best services for meeting organizations’ current and future needs. For enterprises, the ... (more)

Cloud Governance | @CloudExpo #AI #CIO #Security #DevOps #Compliance

Cloud Governance means many things to many people. Heck, just the word cloud means different things depending on who you are talking to. While definitions can vary, controlling access to cloud resources is invariably a central piece of any governance program. Enterprise cloud computing has transformed IT. Cloud computing decreases time-to-market, improves agility by allowing businesses to adapt quickly to changing market demands, and, ultimately, drives down costs. The ease of deploying and scaling cloud services, along with their low cost of acquisition, has resulted in increasi... (more)

Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Microservices

What is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)? Microsoft defines its "Microsoft CSP program" as a true cloud reseller program, with Microsoft partners shifting from principally reselling Microsoft Cloud Products and Services to managing the entire customer relationship. Cloud computing is changing the profitability dynamics of managed-service providers, system integrators, IT distributors, and VARs globally, by transforming IT spend from capital expenditure to on-demand operating expense. According to Microsoft-sponsored research by consultants such as IDC, the market opport... (more)