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Cloudscene: World's largest cloud directory launches telco marketplace
Tue, 8th Aug 2017
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The world's largest directory of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics has launched an independent telecommunications marketplace

Cloudscene's Marketplace will support buyers and sellers of colocation, IaaS, voice, cloud and internet services by directly connecting enterprises to the 5,000+ service providers listed on Cloudscene.

Bevan Slattery, Cloudscene's founder, says, “Cloudscene, as an idea, started a little over two years ago. It began in the form of a spreadsheet that I used to keep track of which providers were in which data centers across Australia and Asia, and then the world.

“Prior to Cloudscene, it wasn't possible to get the level of detail I required to support the needs of the other telecommunications-based businesses I'd established. I figured if it's a problem for me, it must be a problem for others.

Slattery says that shortly after the launch of Cloudscene, the market quickly realized the potential of the data the company's analysts were collating.

“With more than 6,000 data centers and 5,000 service providers, our users began asking us to help match them to service providers who could fulfil their needs for services such as transit, metro ethernet tails or international capacity."

“Initially we just helped by connecting people, but after a while we decided to build a solution that benefits the entire industry, and Cloudscene's Marketplace was born,” Slattery adds.

The organisation explains that although long-established network industry forums and user groups continue to be an important medium for community discussions and advice, they do not remove the time-consuming, manual quotation process for enterprises.

Cloudscene is now able to bring buyers and sellers together, to close the gap and facilitate a smoother buying experience.

Slattery says this coupled with the network intelligence offered by the data on Cloudscene's connectivity directory means the company is able to provide a much greater support to enterprise buyers.

The initial launch of Cloudscene's Marketplace provides free, unlimited listings to all enterprise buyers