Cloud Roundup: Cbeyond, Savvis, Data Foundry, TDS

June 14th, 2012 by · 1 Comment

Here are some quick looks at developments amongst the growing cloud services segment, including items from Cbeyond, Savvis, Data Foundry, and TDS:

cbey highlighted a cloud serivces deal with Alexander J. Wayne & Associates. The insurance broker will be supplementing the voice and data it already buys from Cbeyond with secure cloud and private networking services. This is Cbeyond’s game plan right now, to take its low margin CLEC-type SME customer base and sell higher margin cloud services and managed networking into it. They’re not the only ones going down this path, but the market is still in wait & see mode.

Savvis (news, filings) [a subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings)] announced a strategic agreement with Hortonworks. They’ll be integrating the Hortonworks Data Platform into their suite of cloud services. The Apache-Hadoop-powered massively scalable data analysis platform does seem like a natural for a pay-per-use cloud environment. Will this be the next type of must-have enterprise cloud service to make the rounds?

Down in Austin, Texas, Data Foundry added a local SaaS provider to the its customer list at its new Texas 1 data center. Bazaarvoice is relocating its IT infrastructure into the facility in order to scale properly in response to demand for its social software and data analytics.

And on Monday, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (:TDS, news) made an interesting move, purchasing Iowa-based Vital Support Systems for $45M. The deal gives them IT solutions capabilities in-house that complement the company’s hosted and managed services and of course the TDS Telecommunications business. Vital Support Systems generated $76M in revenue last year and has about 140 employees, and TDS will probably be operating the company as an independent unit for now.

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Categories: CLEC · Cloud Computing · Datacenter

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