11-02-2016, 21:53 #1
[EN] Verizon officially shutting down their Public Cloud platform on April 12th
And another one bites the dust.
11-02-2016, 22:39 #2
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12-02-2016, 06:28 #4
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12-02-2016, 16:23 #5
Verizon Exits The Public Cloud Arena
Public cloud hasn't been a hot seller in the channel because these solutions haven't been channel friendly.
February 12, 2016
Telecom giant Verizon will be closing its public cloud platform by spring, according to a letter to customers Thursday.
Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Verizon told its customers that any virtual servers running on its Public Cloud, Reserved Performance and Marketplace Services will be shut down by April 12. Verizon urged users to migrate to its pricier Virtual Private Cloud offering or find another cloud alternative.
Verizon Cloud Storage (VCS) users won't be impacted, the company said.
Verizon partners said the carrier's move to decommission its public cloud could throw some weight behind any partnership between Verizon and Google. The two are developing a Verizon-branded hybrid cloud service that runs on Google's public cloud, according to sources familiar with the deal.
"I think this is more evidence of that. It makes no sense for Verizon to maintain their own public cloud infrastructure if they are going to be doing that with Google," said one executive with a Verizon partner who requested anonymity.
"Culturally, these companies couldn't be more different," said the partner exec, "so how they integrate from either a partnership perspective or maybe through a merger or acquisition will be fascinating. I think that Google's technology within its cloud platform is a couple generations beyond where Verizon's cloud platform is."
Verizon users took to Twitter to share the letter Thursday. According to the letter, Verizon won't retain any data remaining on its public cloud platform after its discontinuation date and leftover content will be "irrecoverably deleted." Some partners speculated that the move could mean Verizon will sell off its data center assets.
During its fourth quarter earnings call, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said the provider is evaluating the potential sale of its data centers, but no decision had been reached as of January.
Two executives with Verizon partners that asked not to be named said the shutdown won't impact their businesses because they aren't selling Verizon's public cloud offerings.
"We definitely sell more private cloud as opposed to public cloud offerings," one partner executive said.
Master agent and Verizon partner Intelisys isn't surprised by Verizon's decision to shut down its public cloud, said Andrew Pryfogle, senior vice president of cloud transformation for Petaluma, Calif.-based Intelisys.
"We are seeing huge growth in private hybrid cloud sales right now, and Verizon is a significant player in this space," said Pryfogle.
Public cloud hasn't been a hot seller in the channel because these solutions haven't been channel friendly. However, because business customers have workloads in both the public and private cloud, partners will be tasked with helping these customers migrate their data before the shutdown, Pryfogle said.
"Customers that had significant infrastructure in Verizon's public cloud will have to find new homes. Some of it could very well end up in an Azure or AWS, and some will end up in private cloud instead," he said.
The shutdown further proves that the pool of public cloud players is dwindling, with competition being edged out by industry heavyweights like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure that allow users to spin up cloud services simply with a credit card. Hewlett-Packard made a similar move when it announced last year that its Helion Public Cloud platform would be shut down as of Jan. 31 in an effort to double down on its private and managed cloud offerings.
According to a Verizon spokesperson when reached for comment by CRN, the impending public cloud closure puts an end only to the cloud service that accepts credit card payments.
"As we continue to focus on the enterprise market, we’re discontinuing the niche cloud service that accepted individual credit card swipes on April 12. We have an enterprise-class range of cloud services including multi-tenant offerings such as cloud storage and virtual private cloud for enterprise and government customers. We’re making significant investments in our cloud platform in 2016," Verizon said.
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12-02-2016, 19:27 #6
Verizon Shutting Down Public Cloud
Verizon Communications, which several years ago had huge public cloud ambitions, is shutting down its public cloud service, which competes head to head with giants like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
The company notified its cloud customers of the coming change Thursday, giving them one month to move their data or lose it forever. It has already removed any mention of public cloud compute services from its website.
The move appears to be a confirmation of what many in the industry have been predicting, especially since news started coming out of big telcos looking to offload massive data center portfolios they had amassed in recent years to go after the cloud services market. It has become almost impossible to compete with AWS, Azure, and to a lesser extent with Google Cloud Platform in the market for renting virtual compute power over the internet and charging by the hour.
In competing with each other, these giants have made the cost of using cloud VMs so low and built out global infrastructure so big, no-one can really manage to keep up. HP made several attempts to become a public cloud provider but failed, and so did Dell. Notably, IBM is still in the market, gradually expanding its cloud data center capacity around the world.
Publicly, Verizon has been quiet about its plan to discontinue public cloud services, one of its spokespeople telling Fortune the closure affected a “cloud service that accepts credit card payments…” The world learned about it from a tweet by one of its cloud customers, who posted the entire notice, giving customers the deadline of April 12 to move their data elsewhere:
And another one bites the dust. Verizon officially shutting down their Public Cloud platform on April 12th. pic.twitter.com/K4a5XQygEq
— Kenn White (@kennwhite) February 11, 2016
A Verizon spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment from Data Center Knowledge in time for publication.
The company is offering its Virtual Private Cloud services as an alternative. These are dedicated, physically isolated cloud environments. They are usually a lot more expensive than public cloud services, where many customer VMs run on shared physical servers.
“Please take steps now to plan for migration to VPC or another alternative before the discontinuation date,” the notice read. “Verizon will retain no content or data remaining on these Cloud Spaces after that date and any content or data that you do not transfer prior to discontinuation will be irrecoverably deleted.”
Services being shut down are Public Cloud and Reserved Performance Cloud Spaces. Public cloud storage services will remain intact.
Kenneth White, the user who posted Verizon’s notice on Twitter, is a security researcher and co-founder of the Open Crypto Audit Project. In another tweet, he referred to Verizon’s “credit card payment” response to Fortune as spin:
Reading press reports where VZN is spinning the shutdown of their Public Cloud IaaS as simply ending the platform “that took credit cards”. — Kenn White (@kennwhite) February 12, 2016
One of the people who commented under White’s original tweet was involved in one of HP’s failed early efforts to build a public cloud business, saying those efforts stood little chance against AWS:
@kennwhite @cloudpundit that was snark on my part full disclosure, i worked on HP pub cloud effort in early years. no chance against AWS
— Tim Pletcher (@tpletch) February 11, 2016
The commenter, Tim Pletcher, was a senior engineering manager at HP between 2011 and 2014, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Gartner analyst Lydia Leong, one of the top industry analysts covering cloud services, wrote in a tweet that although the technology behind Verizon’s public cloud was impressive, going from vision to successful product is a difficult road:
@kennwhite @Chris_Gaun @tpletch I think it was lot more than that. Translating a complex vision into a working service was, surprise, hard. — Lydia Leong (@cloudpundit) February 12, 2016
14-02-2016, 21:43 #7
- Data de Ingresso
- Oct 2010
- Rio de Janeiro
Eu acho que o problema deles não era canal, e sim excesso de fleecing (sendo que fleecing por definição já é um excesso)...