The public cloud services market in India is forecast to grow 32.4 percent in 2012 to total $326.2 million, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide public cloud services revenue is on pace to total $111 billion this year.
“The cloud services market is clearly a high-growth sector within the overall IT marketplace,” said Ed Anderson, research director at Gartner. “
Software as a service (SaaS) is forecast to grow to $115.6 million in 2012, while Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is forecast to grow from $35.2 million in 2011 to $42.7 million in 2012….See More
HP Enterprise Services has expanded its Enterprise Cloud Services portfolio of offerings with solutions for private clouds, continuity and unified communications that deliver greater IT flexibility and enterprise agility for clients.
Strengthening the capabilities of Enterprise Cloud Services – Messaging and Collaboration, the new capabilities enhance user experience with voice and video features that enrich employee interactions. The services improve operations while reducing expenditures on traditional telecom services like long distance and conferencing.
“Organizations need to optimize IT environments while improving security, agility and flexibility. HP’s complete family of cloud services allows clients to leverage their current infrastructure investments while immediately taking advantage of the benefits delivered by the cloud without unnecessary disruption to their integrated operations,” said Marshal Correia, Director, Enterprise Services, HP India.
RIM has unveiled BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365. It is a new RIM-hosted online service for midsized businesses and enterprises that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry smartphones, and allows organizations to self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. An open beta for the service is getting launched in over 30 countries.
“BlackBerry Business Cloud Services is an easy and cost-effective way for businesses and government agencies to extend Microsoft Office 365 to BlackBerry smartphones and manage the deployment in the cloud,” said Alan Panezic, Vice President, Research In Motion. “We have been working together with Microsoft and select customers through an early access program and we are pleased to now launch an open beta for the service.”
“BlackBerry Business Cloud Services will help accelerate how BlackBerry customers can realize the full benefits of the best productivity experience across the PC, browser and phone with Microsoft Office 365,” said Julia White, Senior Director, Microsoft’s Exchange Product Management Group. “This new service delivers valuable enhancements to Office 365 while preserving the cost and business agility benefits the cloud offers to organizations of all sizes.”
Managed service providers, systems integrators, carriers, resellers and other partners can also use the cloud service to manage BlackBerry deployments on behalf of their customers. A number of Fortune 500 customers and several government agencies in the US participated in an early access program and are among the many organizations that already plan to use the service.
Microsoft Office 365 customers can sign up for the BlackBerry Business Cloud Services beta at http://www.blackberry.com/beta/businesscloud. The cloud-based service is available for no additional charge to Microsoft Office 365 Midsized Businesses and Enterprises plan subscribers and works with BlackBerry smartphones on business or consumer data plans.