Global Cloud Xchange, which we knew as Reliance Globalcom until its rebranding earlier this year, is making good on the cloud part of its name. This morning they launched a new cloud service and ecosystem aimed at the global enterprise market.
Under the leadership of new CEO Bill Barney, GCX has been remaking itself in the mold of the cloud revolution. The undersea cables and other assets are being repackaged and retooled as the underlying connectivity fabric for that cloud. That means plenty of dynamic provisioning, automation, and virtualization.
Beyond that, however, details are pretty vague so far, promising application delivery built off of cloud services served by cloud nodes that are supported and powered by those network assets. This is more of a vision declaration than anything else, laying out the path Barney intends to lead the company on over the next few years. Exactly how they intend to get there is something we’ll just have to wait and see about.
If anything GCX is late to this game of course, but on the other hand the global enterprise cloud market remains quite fluid.
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