AsiaInfo and Amazon Web Services Alliance: A Bold Leap Forward or Wishful Thinking?

Ron Westfall - Research Director, Service Provider Infrastructure
Ron Westfall – Research Director, Service Provider Infrastructure

Summary Bullets:

  • AsiaInfo embarked on an alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a business Internet platform based on AWS infrastructure. The collaboration embeds AsiaInfo’s Veris Cloud Core solution on the AWS public cloud network, targeting operator- and enterprise IT-driven transformation of their operations and management.
  • Both AsiaInfo and AWS confront persistent operator reluctance to entrust core business processes on public cloud infrastructure, due to the wide-ranging consequences of a high-profile security breach. Can AsiaInfo and AWS overcome these hidebound operator reservations?

In recent interactions at the TM Forum Live! event, AsiaInfo promoted and re-touted the alliance it formed with AWS in February 2016. The AsiaInfo/AWS alliance – dubbed the Business Internet platform – embeds the AsiaInfo Veris Cloud Core solution, the company’s complete business support systems (BSS) suite, onto the AWS public cloud infrastructure. AsiaInfo is betting that operators, particularly ones that lack the resources of top-tier global operators, will accelerate their evaluation and adoption of public cloud-based BSS implementations. The reasons include the pay-as-you-grow economics and scaling flexibility that the public cloud infrastructure can provide when compared to private cloud, hybrid private/public cloud, and legacy on-premises implementations. What competitive benefits can AsiaInfo and AWS look to gain in the near-term? Continue reading “AsiaInfo and Amazon Web Services Alliance: A Bold Leap Forward or Wishful Thinking?”