Part of the allure of cloud initially was the fact that it was just so easy to use; all you really needed was a credit card to spin up a new cloud server, and you could take your pick from a number of vendors. Of course, we know now that cloud is much more complicated than that, and requires a lot of extra management, provisioning, and support in order to work at an optimal level and truly solve business challenges. That’s where cloud services providers come in.
Letter from the Editor: 2016 Talkin' Cloud 100
In this year’s list we wanted to go back to our roots and recognize CSPs in all that they do to help customers meet business objectives