Customer Demand Growing For Cloud Services
I’m still in my first month at Alliant but we are working on some exciting things! One of the reasons I made the switch to come here, was because I was working on a large managed services project which –while challenging and rewarding – I ultimately didn’t find it to be as strategic as I felt it could have been. There’s a shift in demand taking place in the market away from managed services and towards cloud services (i.e. IaaS) which is exactly what we are transitioning on at Alliant (a more detailed blog post this market shift later).
Our CEO, Bruce Flitcroft just did an interview with CRN which is currently featured on their homepage about exactly this transition and how customer demand is driving this shift in the market place away from managed services and towards the cloud/utility model:
I’m very excited to be working with our team on trying to bring the promise and agility of cloud computing as a utility service to our customers — where they can customize and dial-up/dial-down services on demand, not unlike a mobile phone contract. We are looking at several different offerings we hope to roll out in the coming year, as well as products that help customers to identify gaps in their current environments and the value that various cloud services can provide to fill those gaps, reducing operational costs and providing agility with best of breed solutions from our partners including VMware, Cisco and NetApp.
A recent press release on our first IaaS offering (on premises) is here. By the way we have offices in NY/NJ, Boston and Philadelphia — if you’re in the NorthEast look us up! More to come!