I'm finally back home again after hitting three continents in ten days. During this trip, which took me to Canada, Europe and India, I visited with some of the largest service providers in the world.
While cloud computing wasn't the only topic on the agenda in those meetings, it certainly led to the most animated conversations. We exchanged good ideas and discussed the business opportunities for enterprise customers.
What I always find interesting in these cloud conversations is that while each of them are different, there are some striking similarities in each. First, is the common focus on providing faster time to value for customers. This is about delivering cloud services in hours instead of weeks. Second is addressing enterprise requirements around security, reliability and service levels. More on the topic of security in my next blog post.
Finally, these providers are starting out with compute or infrastructure as a service and then building additional value services on top such as collaboration and communication services or testing as a service.
As CTO of BMC, I'm excited to have these kinds of discussions with partners. Cloud is a big focus for BMC customers, and it's our mission to help them successfully manage their private, public or hybrid cloud environment.