There are several trends in the cloud market that service providers and telcos must embrace; calling for an alignment of business strategy. Here are three of these trends: Hybrid cloud This approach means companies can pick and mix private and public clouds, place workloads in the cloud based on how well they fit, share workloads on multiple public clouds and scale up or down as needed. Our view is that hybrid cloud is a means to moving all workloads eventually to the cloud. You can see our thoughts here. Business Cloud News suggests that hybrid cloud has been held back to date, but that a "strong backing for open application programming interfaces (APIs) and multi-cloud orchestration platforms is making it far easier to integrate cloud services and on-premise workloads alike. As a result, we will continue to see hybrid cloud dominate the conversation." For service providers and telcos, adopting solutions that can clearly manage multiple clouds and orchestration across these is important. It also calls for positioning to be found against the giants of the industry - showcasing how and why your hybrid cloud solution is different. Containers and Shifting Workloads Cloud customers want ways to more easily move applications between clouds. Rather than be locked into a particular hypervisor environment such as VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V or Xen, containers provide a mechanism through which applications can be moved between cloud environments according to Cloud Computing Admin. Service providers must have options available to them to deliver container technology so thatRead MoreThe post Cloud Service Provider Trends to Shape Business Strategy appeared first on Cloud Management Software and Cloud Orchestration Software | Flexiant.