An Interaction with Cloudscene | TelecomDrive.com
Brisbane, Australia based Cloudscene has its focus towards enabling collocation and cloud services for its global customers. From data center power, security and building size to location and contact details, Cloudscene’s independent and verified data supports users in selecting IaaS, cloud and internet service providers.
Bevan Slattery, founder of Cloudscene speaks with Zia Askari from TelecomDrive.com about the company’s core focus and its plans.
Please share with us your key focus areas today?
It was out of frustration that the concept of Cloudscene was born. Having invested significantly in enterprise IT services myself, it became obvious that there was an information gap and a need for greater transparency in terms of the worldwide availability and connectivity of colocation data centers.
Today, we are the largest cloud directory with more than 5,700 data centers and over 5,000 cloud service providers listed across the globe. Our core focus is providing comprehensive, accurate and insightful data to support our users in the selection of colocation and cloud services.
How do you look at the emerging opportunities in the cloud space?
The demand for data is relentless and enterprises are experiencing incredible pressure to improve performance and deliver a consistent network experience.
This is driving the surge in hybrid cloud strategies which allow companies to respond instantly to changes in business needs and scale rapidly.
However, it was apparent that locating data centers with the desired direct connections was both time consuming and difficult to obtain. This drove our decision to develop a cloud on-ramps feature on Cloudscene to provide ease of access to cloud network data.
Which are the major geographies of key interest to you as an organisation?
Earlier this year Cloudscene revealed the 2017 Top Ten Colocation Ecosystems to uncover the standout regions when it comes to data center density and connectivity.
The United States is by far the largest data center market in the world, so it was no surprise that five of its cities made the cut. However, it was Europe that dominated the top three spots and Sydney made an appearance at number eight thanks to Australia’s considerable growth over the last three years.
Based on a combined data center density (number of data centers) and connectivity (PoPs) score, the top ten colocation ecosystems are:
- Washington DC
- Bay Area
- Los Angeles
What kind of innovative offerings can we expect from the organisation in the coming months?
In the coming months Cloudscene will be launching an independent marketplace for the buying and selling of connectivity services worldwide.
What kind of growth are you looking forward to… Where is this growth going to come from?
We live in a fast-paced world where there is an expectation that information will be at your fingertips 24/7 and, until Cloudscene, this wasn’t the case when it came to finding a colocation data center.
The demand for data is relentless and enterprises are experiencing incredible pressure to improve performance and deliver a consistent network experience. This is driving the surge in hybrid cloud strategies which allow companies to respond instantly to changes in business needs and scale rapidly.