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Containers with @YourSpeedyCloud | @CloudExpo #SDN #PaaS #IaaS #Microservices
An exclusive Q&A with Alex Yu, CEO & co-founder of SpeedyCloud
By: Elizabeth White
Apr. 25, 2016 02:15 AM
"Containers and microservices are both part of our own cloud platform architecture, especially containers," explained Alex Yu, CEO & co-founder of SpeedyCloud, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff. "They are good stuff for rolling our new services, which benefit our customers."
Cloud Computing Journal: It seems we're now in the era of hybrid cloud and multi-cloud. To what degree does this hold true for your customers?
Alex Yu: We do have several big customers using hybrid cloud and multi-cloud. One of them is one of the biggest SNS services in China. They have been using our cloud servers and related products for almost two years. Not only that, they are also using their own infrastructure, building their own private clouds. During that period, they consulted us because we have our own private and hybrid clouds solutions that have been used by other customers. The customer is pretty happy with the final result, which has been serving them steadily and continuously.
Cloud Computing Journal: What role do you see PaaS playing for your customers and to what degree is PaaS being integrated into IaaS?
Yu: In China, the development of PaaS is not as fast as IaaS. First of all, a PaaS provider has to have strong infrastructure operation experiences, no matter if it's internal or products related. Thus a mature platform could be grown out of it. In fact, China's cloud market is still focusing on the IaaS side.
Some very big companies like Tencent may have the capabilities, but for some reason they don't want to build strong products based on them. Another reason is that companies still want to control their development platform, for example, when they want to control their bare metal servers, etc. Per SpeedyCloud's opinion, we strongly believe that PaaS will have its day, like IaaS does, and we are actually building our own PaaS platform and working with partners to set up app store-like services. And we welcome any foreign partners who are willing to contribute.
Cloud Computing Journal: How important are containers and microservices to your company and to your customers?
Yu: Both of them are part of our own cloud platform architecture, especially containers. They are good stuff for rolling our new services, which benefit our customers. Both scalability and deployment are made easy. We are really excited to see more potential for them in our platforms as well as our customers' products.
Cloud Computing Journal: To what degree does an entire cloud ecosystem play a role in your customer needs and visions?
Yu: More and more tech companies in China are recognizing the strengths and long-term ROIs of cloud. China is a huge market. Our customers need all kinds of services and tools to provide relief from the pains and help them overcome obstacles so they can focus on business development. And they are willing to pay for the good ones and grow together with each other. SpeedyCloud is eager to see more partners and customers join us to paint the whole picture of the cloud ecosystem. We sincerely hope foreign partners can come to China so that we can do some exciting stuff side-by-side. This is one of the reasons we are exhibiting at Cloud Expo, and we'd like to share our stories and ideas with anyone who is interested.
SpeedyCloud will be exhibiting at Cloud Expo New York, June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center.
Yu Hao, a.k.a. Alex Yu, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, has been running the Cloud Business Unit for one of the biggest CDN and hosting companies in China for more than 7 years.
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