[#SyntecCamp] When large groups and startups come together around the cloud

by bold-lichterman

“Cloud Computing, a real growth lever for both professional and consumer markets”. This is the theme chosen by Syntec Numérique, on Tuesday April 16, to organize its 2nd Barcamp of the year 2013.

The event, devoted to the challenges of Cloud Computing, was intended to promote exchange between large groups and startups. To do this, Syntec Numérique brought together key players in the sector, publishers, hosts, digital service companies (ESN), etc.

The morning took place in 4 parts: a presentation of studies on the penetration of the cloud on the markets, feedback on the establishment of successful partnerships, thematic workshops, then a summary of the discussions.

Stephanie Ortega, Associate of the Technologies department KPMG, started the day by presenting the results of its last three cloud surveys. Here are the main figures revealed:

  • Cloud revenue share of CSPs is expected to grow from 27% to 50% of their overall revenue in the next 2 years
  • 40% of respondents believe the level of influence over technology decision-making is decreasing, under the influence of the cloud
  • 30% of decision-makers say that the cost of integrating the Cloud project is higher than expected
  • When asked about their top reasons for using the cloud, 59% cite cost reduction and 31% ease of adoption.

Feedback on successful partnerships followed. Julien Potier from Alcatel-Lucent and Philippe Laurent of ITC Ariane presented their unified communication solution in SaaS mode. Alcatel-Lucent provides the software brick while ITC provides integration and hosting services. Eventually, this offer will be distributed by other resellers.

A hosting service guaranteeing an irreproachable quality of service. This is what promise Cedexis, represented by Julien Coulon, and LinkByNet, represented by Johnny Da Silva. This initiative will thus enable LinByNet to transform itself in the long term into an “International Cloud Broker”.

At the end of the morning, each group was able to benefit from 45 minutes of discussions around one of the 8 themes proposed.

  • “The partnership to expand its service offering”
  • “Identify the right intermediaries to build your Cloud offer: better map the partner ecosystem”
  • “The right partner for the right technical infrastructure”
  • “Ungrouping, physicalization, IPv6… New partnership approaches for Cloud operators”
  • “The Cloud, a means of the industrial data security strategy in globalized projects”
  • “Contractualization of service and security commitments: points of vigilance”
  • “Financial impact and financing of the transformation to the Cloud”
  • “The Cloud partnership, an ally for distribution”

Interview with Bruno Vanryb, president of the Syntec Numérique editors’ college: