Cloudways has been at the London Cloud Computing World Forum. It is the fourth edition of this very interesting event where a good number of the biggest players in cloud infrastructure, services and related ecosystem can be found.
It is a great event for networking and getting to know what and who is hot in the cloud arena. In this mood, Cloudways attended this event to strengthen existing partnerships (i.e. with a meeting with Elastichosts) and to forge new ones.
In this sense, we were quite impressed with the cloud management software Cloudify, and open source solution by Gigaspaces that seems a great tool for us to create a layer of abstraction for cloud deployments over different cloud providers and aligns very well with our current priorities. The CTO of Gigaspaces, Nati Shalom, gave us an amazing introduction to it, what was in itself worth the trip.
Additionally, in our effort to provide our layer of managed services over the best available cloud infrastructure, we approached a few IaaS providers to be added to our Power Cloud service partners list. We follow here a strategy aiming to offer a small selection of cloud providers to our customers, each with an specific trait (be it pricing, security, features…), and that as a whole cover as better as possible the range of priorities that we have seen in our customers.
All in all, it has been a great experience and we have come back home with lots of ideas, new friends and starting partnerships that we hope will help improve our service and make it more appealing to every one!