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Unified Cloud Platform

Technology Overview

The world for businesses applications is, if not already, dominated by cloud providers. The big three are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft’s Azure and Google Cloud, and whilst AWS are the leaders, the other two are committed to get a bigger share. However, it’s not uncommon for a company to have applications from two or three providers, such as a customised app in AWS, a database in Azure and mobile apps on Google. The Unified Cloud Platform can manage different public cloud platforms from one simple interface and manage the clouds from a single console. Users get much larger number of data centers to select to run their IT infrastructure and workload.

In addition, the cloud platform allows a company to move away from capital expenditure (CAPEX) to 100% operational expenditure (OPEX). Clear benefits come from a unified view of all the cloud applications, greater security from hacker attack, and setting up disaster recovery (DR) systems between platforms. The last point is essential for companies worried about data sovereignty, compliance and regulations.

Technology Features & Specifications

The features on the platform currently available are in IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service):

  • Unified Cloud Governance: Custom Roles, Apply Permissions, Users & Admin Key Repository (Only admin has access to cloud keys) 
  • Compute: Cloud Deployment Templates, Cloud Instances
  • Networking : Network/ Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Subnet, Gateway, Route, Routetables, Elastic IP, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Storage: Standard, General Purpose, Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) Provisioned and Page Blob.
  • Security: Cloud Security Group (Firewall), Auditing, Role Based Access Control and Keypairs.
  • Cloud Task Manager: Cloud Operation & Jobs Manager
  • Hybrid Cloud & Datacenter
  • API Integration

Potential Applications

The Unified Cloud Platform can be used across verticals which have significant IT infrastructure and applications both which are internal or external. The major industries are:

  1. Telcos
  2. Fintech
  3. E-commerce
  4. Internet of Things (IOT) 
  5. Healthcare
  6. Video Streaming
  7. Gaming
  8. Mobile App Development
  9. Defence & Security
  10. Shipping
  11. Oil & Gas
  12. Data Centers
  13. Managed Service Providers

The platform can be used by both SMEs and Enterprises.

Market Trends and Opportunities

Gartner forecasts a growth of 16% in public cloud services in 2016 with a revenue of US$204 billion dollars. Total spending on public cloud services is forecast to reach US$367 billion through 2020. The total IT expenditure was US$3 trillion, as such the cloud services market is less than 8% and is going to grow for many years.

Customer Benefits

  1. Reduction and Optimisation of Total Cost of Operation (TCO) by moving to 100% OPEX
  2. Selecting features of multiple cloud vendors
  3. Better Cloud Governance
  4. Avoid Vendor Lock-In
  5. No scripting and coding due to complete automation.
  6. Live Monitoring and Management
  7. Improve Productivity
  8. User Friendly Interface 
  9. Single online console for daliy cloud operations
  10. Enhanced Security
  11. Improved operational efficiency
  12. Enhance High Availability & Disaster Recovery 
  13. Single person can manage entire cloud IT 
  14. Highest availability of global data centers and regions

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