Cloud Computing is the chartered access to computer system resources ranging from applications to storage. The majority of internet-based services rely on cloud computing. Best examples are consumer services such as Gmail and cloud backup of your android phone images. Similarly, major organizations host all of their data and run all of their programs in the cloud. Netflix is another popular example that uses cloud computing to handle its video streaming service as well as its other business operations. Software providers are increasingly delivering their applications as services through the internet rather than as separate goods as they aim to transition to a subscription model, and cloud computing is becoming the default option for many apps.
The services covered by cloud computing include storage, processing, networking, natural language processing and even artificial intelligence. Almost any service that doesn’t require you to be physically near the computer gear you’re using can now be supplied through the cloud.
According to IDC data, more than a third of all IT expenditure worldwide traces to building the infrastructure supporting cloud computing. Traditional in-house IT investment has declined over the past few years as computing workloads have predominantly migrated to the cloud, whether through vendor-provided public cloud services or private clouds established by businesses themselves.
Business Analyst Gartner noted that IT companies are showing an increasing reliance on external sources of infrastructure, application, management, and security services. He predicted that by 2020, half of all worldwide organizations would have adopted the cloud and rightfully so.
The current rise in global cloud services investment is quicker than analysts had predicted. However, it’s unclear how much of that demand is generated by suppliers who now only provide cloud versions of their goods and how much is generated by enterprises that want to switch to the cloud.
The need for Calix
Calix is a cloud service provider but what separates it from other cloud providers is that it uses real-time data and insights for businesses to utilize and deliver exciting experiences to their subscribers. This results in increased subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue increasing their value. Calix helps companies achieve their business, technical, and operational goals.
Calix systems are used by many communications service providers to monetize the complicated framework that connects their subscribers to the cloud. Calix is the world’s revolutionary provider of cloud and software platforms, solutions, and services for a futuristic unified access network. Through Calix tools and services, customers can adopt DevOps to develop next-generation networks and improve subscriber experience by leveraging big data analytics. Calix is built to cater to three types of audiences:
Overview of services
Calix not only provides cloud computing services but also gives support in deployment enablement, broadband performance testing and future planning. Calix collaborates with the team of the user company to help them start or build their network into a service delivery powerhouse. Calix also offers a remote monitoring service that notifies issues promptly through intelligent and timely event alerts providing information on the location, severity, and path to resolution. Actionable, at-a-glance views of alarms and occurrences are provided by a web-based analytics and reporting platform.
Carl Russo, CEO
Carl Russo has worked in the networking and telecommunications businesses for over 30 years. He was a member of the Calix board of directors before becoming involved with the company in December 2002. Russo worked for Cisco in 1999 as the Vice President of optical strategy and the Group Vice President of optical networking following Cisco’s acquisition of Cerent Corporation, where he was President and CEO. Russo was in charge of Xircom product sales, marketing, development, and manufacturing where he was the COO. He was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Hyperchannel Networking Group. He founded Calix in 1999 intending to monetize and transform the endless subscriber demands placed on network providers through software-defined access networks.
Website : http://www.calix.com
Industry : Computer Software
Company size : 501-1,000 employees
Headquarters : San Jose, California
Type : Public Company
Founded : 1999