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Cloud Computing: Savior of the Telecom Industry?

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.

kpmg-telco-cloud-offers

Meanwhile, some of these offerings materialized / matured and several others were added. Here is a list of a few very prominent ones.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service

  • 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

Platform-as-a-Service