Cloud Computing (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) services offered by Telco carriers are gaining momentum.
An excellent overview – from 2011 – is provided by KPMG’s “Telcos advance in cloud computing”. The following table is borrowed from this report.
Meanwhile, some of these offerings materialized / matured and several others were added. Here is a list of a few very prominent ones.
- Telefónica invests in Joyent and runs an Infrastructure-as-a-Cloud (IaaS) service, the Telefonica Instant Servers
- NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud runs a virtualized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, with the availability of data centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific.
- AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service is a pay-as-you-go cloud computing solution that lets you access virtualized servers in the AT&T cloud. AT&T was positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (December, 2010)
- Cloud Computing Services by Verizon Terremark
- Deutsche Telekom maintains a significant share in Zimory
- Portugal Telecom launched its Smart Cloud service
- AT&T is OpenStack platinum sponsor and member of the Board of Directors
- Swisscom become major investor in Piston Cloud, an OpenStack Enterprise provider
- Nodejitsu, provider of the state of the art node.js-based Platform-as-a-Service, and Telefónica Digital, the digital innovation unit of telecom giant Telefónica, have announced a partnership to deliver Nodejitsu’s hosting to the European market using Telefónica’s data centers.
- NTT is developing platform-as-a-service (PaaS) software based on Cloud Foundry, which is a cloud-computing-based open source software PaaS (open PaaS).
- AT&T Platform as a Service is a complete application development and lifecycle management platform.