Cloud services, whatever their structure, are gaining in popularity. Organizations of all types are outsourcing IT datacenter services and business applications to the Cloud.
Mobile and fixed carriers are embracing cloud strategies as smartphones and other devices drive increased consumption of Cloud services such as online storage, music playlists, mobile TV and social media. Government networks are also starting to build smart and secure communities in the cloud.
In the cloud, providers need granular visibility, policy control, QoS enforcement, and security to comply with customer expectations and SLA and service availability contracts. They must be able to manage the efficient delivery of business or consumer-critical apps and ensure good user experiences. There is also the need for customer self-care capabilities, along with real-time reporting to resolve problems and in-depth analytics to understand usage patterns in the Cloud in order to support current requirements and to offer new-cloud based services that will increase revenues.
Cloud Use Cases: Allot solutions are being employed in Cloud-based data centers worldwide to implement use cases such as Usage Analytics, Data Center Resource Management, SLA Management (service tiering), Data Center Service Protection (DDoS protection), Media Caching, and more.