Cloud Services

Cloud Services

Light Networks works with our customers to evaluate their current and future business objectives to assist them in developing decision criteria around which applications can be more effectively serviced from a cloud provider. Additionally, we can assist with the evaluation of service providers and ultimately contract negotiation to migrate services to the chosen provider.

  • Recent IDC cloud research shows that spending on public IT cloud services will reach $47.4 billion in 2013 and is expected to be more than $107 billion in 2017. Over the 2013–2017 forecast period, public IT cloud services will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5%, five times that of the industry overall.
  • By 2017, IDC expects public IT cloud services will drive 17% of the IT product spending and nearly half of all growth across five technology categories: applications, system infrastructure software, platform as a service (PaaS), servers, and basic services.
  • Software as a service (SaaS) will remain the largest public IT cloud services category, capturing 59.7% of revenues in 2017.

This market growth continues to be fueled by a rational desire for organizations to focus on their core competencies instead of focusing on delivering IT. Cloud based providers are rapidly expanding capabilities to support an ever-broadening suite of applications to support core business functions. Today, infrastructure applications such as: corporate email, IP Telephony, CRM and Storage are rapidly being out-tasked to the cloud.

Partners:

Appriver, Avaya, Box.com, Google Apps, Cisco HCS, Microsoft 365, West IP, Shoretel Sky, Thinking Phone Networks, And more

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