No Need for Cloud Rush
But there's no need to rush, says Alpna Doshi, the CIO at Indian operator Reliance Communications Ltd.
Doshi, named earlier this year as a key individual in The Top 20 Bridge Builders for her efforts in bringing together and sharing RCom's network and IT skills, says a measured approach is needed. (See RCom Tries to Bridge the Chasm.)
In a recent conversation with Light Reading India, she said that there's no reason to rush into the cloud services market just because you can: "It is more important to ensure that the service assurance and business assurance is there, rather than to push the technology for the sake of pushing it."
Check out the full interview here: Alpna J Doshi: CIO, Reliance Communications
Of course, exercising caution does not mean CSPs should sit and wait to see what happens in the cloud services market. They need to figure out what they're going to do, when they're going to do it and how and why they're going to do it. And that in itself is opening up an interesting new market for the vendor community. (See Analyst: AlcaLu Could Have a Cloud Hit and AlcaLu Unveils Its Carrier Cloud Play.)
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading