Telecom Giant AT&T to Jump Start into Corporate Cloud Computing Business Aggressively

To offer the cutting edge technology and fibers in the cloud computing environment to the corporate customers, AT&T has signed agreements with Amazon, Equinix and Microsoft.

AT& – This was announced by AT&T, one of the largest telecom and IT service Provider Company of the world that it is going to jump start into the business of cloud computing with the help of many giant companies already working in this domain of business. The company wants to target the large corporate and big organizations for its cloud computing offerings. The official statement further elaborated that company is planning to pursue its goals in cloud computing domain of business by establishing contracts with large organizations to directly connect through the clouds via dedicated fiber connections of AT&T.

While talking about the future plans of the company, the head of mobile and business solutions division, Mr. Ralph De La Vega, in his official statement said, “Phone switches are in our past. We’re moving to network functions in commodity computer servers. We’re bringing in new players. The next big step for AT&T is to offer direct access to IaaS to corporations using AT&T’s private routes. AT&T has established contracts with Microsoft, Equinix and most recently Amazon in order to allow direct connections into the cloud using AT&T fiber.”

While talking about the importance of the mobile in all domains of business, especially in cloud computing field, Ralph De La Vega maintained, “All of the corporate connectivity is going from desktop computers to smart phones and tablets. We’re looking at an environment where the business mode of operation is changing to ‘mobile first.”

It was further informed in the official statement of the company that a large number of in-house innovations, developments and packaging would be done along with aggressive acquisitions of different startups working in the domain of cloud computing business. The infrastructure enhancement is another important field that is being focused to offer the comprehensive cloud services to its corporate clients, as maintained in the official statement.

Many analysts in the cloud computing and telecom industry believe that the American telecom giant has started a bit late in this futuristic domain of cloud business. Despite its late start, the company has a great potential to compete in this domain of business owing to wide network spread all around the globe and the strong financial position of the company.


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CloudSigma, the Provider of Public Cloud Computing Services Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange Platform

With this integration of cloud computing based IaaS services of CloudSigma, the Equinix Cloud Exchange Interconnection customers will be able to access the CloudSigma’s public cloud services.

CloudSigmaGREATRESPONDER.COM – It was announced by Equinix Advanced Interconnection Provider Company, on Monday, August 18, 2014 that CloudSigma, the provider of public cloud computing based IaaS services to its high performance platform called Equinix Cloud Exchange Interconnection. By joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange platform, CloudSigma would be able to offer its cloud computing based services to multiple clients of the platform. These clients enjoy the flexibility and freedom to access and use the cloud computing based platforms of multiple cloud service providers on one single integrated platform.

While talking about the opportunities and benefits that CloudSigma will get from this partnership, it was explained that CloudSigma would get an opportunity to offer challenging business solutions of providing private cloud access to the business customers on a high performance, automated and cost effective ecosystem. This will also allow CloudSigma to develop standard business processes globally through automated and integrated platform.

The Vice President of Global Service Provider at Equinix, Mr. Jim Poole, in his statement said, “We are excited to welcome CloudSigma to the growing number of cloud service providers who have joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange. CloudSigma’s unique flexibility, resource provisioning and private patching capabilities will make it an attractive option for enterprises in the Cloud Exchange. By working with innovative companies like CloudSigma, we continue to expand the breadth of cloud services available across Platform Equinix – ensuring enterprises have the necessary resources and interconnection options needed to confidently meet business demands.”

While the CEO of the CloudSigma, Mr. Robert Jenkins said, “By providing enterprises with direct, private access to our public cloud, we are able to significantly enhance performance and security, while capitalizing on Equinix’s global footprint. We are actively expanding our partnership with Equinix across new geographies and joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange will enable us to extend our reach even further. Now, more enterprises and network service providers will be able to use our services in an even easier and cost-effective way.”

This is very important to note that Equinix is expanding its presence globally. The Equinix Cloud Exchange services are available in more than 19 markets across the globe. The initial connection point for CloudSigma would be SV5 Silicon Valley data center of Equinix.

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Google Launches Its Full-fledged Cloud Based ‘Compute Engine’ to Enter the Domain of ‘IaaS’ Cloud Business as a Strong Party

Compute Engine is a full-fledged Infrastructure as a service or ‘IaaS’ platform of Google Corporation that allows provides a high level of availability and exciting billing features. It is being marketed by Google as the best platform for application developers, which will provide competitive cloud computing service in the fiercely competitive marketplace. – Google corporation the search engine giant has announced the availability of its ambitious product in the domain of cloud computing called as ‘Compute Engine’. This is an infrastructure as a service platform like the ones operated by Amazon and Microsoft Corporation. Although, the critics are criticizing for late entry of this IT giant into the cloud market as a powerful player, despite the fact that it started its other cloud based platforms long ago in 2008. These cloud computing services included platform as a service ‘PaaS’ and Google Apps but the ‘IaaS’ domain was not aggressively pursued – on the other hand, other cloud based service providers such as Amazon, MS and others have already strong footprints in this domain of business.

While writing in a blog post, Ari Balogh, the vice president of Google Corporation said, “We are eyeing on the next big step of the Google Corporation in the domain of cloud computing platforms and will continue aggressively to support our highly valued customers in the domain of application development and related business on this exciting cloud platform”.

In the statement, it was also informed that this platform will provide the options for minute based billing and other exciting features of businesses and startups. The IT giant also plans to provide world class 24×7 customer services and almost 100% availability or network uptime. It was further added that the virtual machines will be self healing and will be up within minutes in case of any hardware failure or maintenance activities. This can be done by setting up ‘Compute Engine’ to automatically restart the instances in case of hardware failures.

The company has also announced the support for Red Hat Linux Enterprise – thus, the developers can use any out of the box Red Hat Linux distribution – this will be good news for the developers and business that use infrastructure as a service for their business and software development.

Google will also be satisfied to market the names of Red Hat and RightScale as their partners in this ambitious initiative.

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