Okay, lots of bad play on words going on around Cloud technology so I had to get mine in.
many of you know, OSHEAN is involved in a number of activities these
days in developing the next generation of over-the-top services, many of
which will involve the implementation of Cloud services. Any of you who
have spent time looking at the world of cloud services and technologies
know that the market begs for definition but this column is word count
limited so I will defer.
conclusion drawn from our investigations is that there will be many
OSHEAN offerings required to cover the myriad of member requirements and
we need to develop and roll these out in a prudent and deliberate
manner over time. Testing is going very well and we plan to make the
first of these service announcements within the next couple months.
Cloud services will strive to deliver a family of best of breed
offerings that offer choice, compelling price points, public and/or
private implementations and service assurance. We plan to leverage
OSHEAN's infrastructure to deliver high performance and OSHEAN's member
collaborative to hit compelling price points. So whether you are looking
at cloud storage, flex compute, replication, disaster recovery, remote
desktop or VOIP, I encourage you to talk with our technical team about
what we are doing. We are looking for input in planning feature sets,
architectures and setting priorities.
stay tuned to our continuing series of member forums in which we will
detail areas of interest in cloud services. The April CIO forum for
instance, was a deep dive on Desk as a Service (Daas) applications, one
of our early service offering objectives.