Parallels CEO Birger Steen says the SMB cloud is now mainstream, forcing big systems integrators and equipment vendors to wake up and embrace the opportunity. The comments surfaced ahead of Parallels Summit 2013, which kicks off today in Las Vegas. Parallels develops automation software that transforms telcos, hosting companies and MSPs into cloud services providers.
Deploying private cloud environments through HP's Cloud Service Automation became easier this week with the release of Moab Cloud Optimizer version 3.2. The product, from Adaptive Computing, helps optimize private cloud deployments on the HP platform.
At Boston HostingCon 2012 this week, watch for cloud storage and software companies to promote two paths for reseller success. Among the names to watch: Asigra, Intronis, Nirvanix and Vembu, among others.
The VAR Guy is overwhelmed with SMB love at Parallels Summit 2012. After a cursory look at Parallels’ SMB study, our resident blogger was inundated with even more information on how SMBs are consuming cloud solutions during the day’s keynotes and breakout sessions.
Back in 2009 I saw a talk by then VMware CTO Steve Herrod, now a partner at General Catalyst Partners, who described a private Amazon Web Services-like environment where users could provision services with the same ease they do in the public cloud.