12Nov 2013



Adoption of cloud architectures accelerating the end of Managed Services?

Cloud, Financial Planning by Digital Planet
cloud architectures accelerating

Brian Larkin recently gave his take on emerging trends at the Demystifying The Cloud Conference in the RDS. The topic at hand was “Is widespread adoption of cloud architectures accelerating the end of Managed Services”. Rather than viewing it as the end of the line, he offered that “the next 5-10 years will see the consumerisation of hardware from major vendors”, and that “Cloud will offer them reliable, scalable and cost effective performance beyond what they currently experience. He also stated that those who survive will be those who can offer a managed service around these new cloud systems. “When you go to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and say you have a problem – they won’t want to listen, they will have a green light that says the server is operational and that it’s your problem. Then you’ve got a real problem.”


The key areas addressed were:

  • The new landscape of providers and consumers
  • Who are the migration and transformation agents?
  • What is the role of the managed hoster and system integrator?


The goal of the session was to highlight the Importance of high performance and low cost secure access to Public Clouds, and the value of neutrality in implementing hybrid solutions.


“Is widespread adoption of cloud architectures accelerating the end of Managed Services”


Speaking with Brian were:

Jelle Frank – Global Marketing Manager Cloud – Interxion

John Shorten – Technical Director – TelecityGroup Ireland Limited


Jelle Frank manages the pan-European marketing and product development programme for Interxion’s sizeable and fast-growing cloud community. He has over 12 years of experience working in ICT product and business development. Prior to joining Interxion, he was responsible for product management and marketing of managed services at Imtech ICT, and was Senior Product Marketing manager at UPC, responsible for data services in the Netherlands. Jelle Frank began his career working in marketing management positions for KPN and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport



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