Plots Key Offerings to Define Market and Accelerate Enterprise Adoption of the Cloud
SAN MATEO, Calif.—November 16, 2009—Appirio (www.appirio.com), a cloud solution provider, today launched the first interactive cloud ecosystem map. The map builds on Appirio's experience moving hundreds of enterprises to the cloud, and seeks to provide better transparency into the evolving cloud ecosystem. It aims to help enterprises accelerate their adoption of the cloud by creating a standard taxonomy and definitions for a market that has quickly become crowded and confusing.
“The cloud ecosystem is evolving so quickly that it's difficult for most enterprises to keep up,” said Ryan Nichols, head of cloudsourcing and cloud strategy for Appirio. “We created the ecosystem map to track this evolution ourselves, and have decided to publish it to help others assess the ‘lay of the land.’ With broader community involvement, we can create a living, breathing map where anyone can access, drill down and interact with dynamic information. This will bring some much-needed clarity to the cloud market.”