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Press Release -- April 30th, 2020
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Cloudscene to accelerate how customers access IBM public cloud with new Cloud Pathfinder for IBM Cloud app

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, 30th April, 2020 – Cloudscene, a leading intelligence platform and independent global marketplace, has launched the Cloud Pathfinder for IBM Cloud app. This app allows customers to efficiently search for, and connect with, IBM Cloud on-ramp providers who offer IBM Cloud Direct Link services.

As more and more enterprises today are adopting hybrid cloud strategies in order to migrate complex workloads to the public cloud, the Cloud Pathfinder for IBM Cloud app can simplify how enterprises find and procure the resources they need to harness the value of the public cloud.

“We’re delighted to have had the input of IBM in delivering an application dedicated to streamlining the process of connecting to the IBM public cloud,” said Belle Lajoie, Chief Executive Officer, Cloudscene.

“Enterprises are increasingly incorporating more complex cloud strategies like multi-cloud into their IT and business plans to remain competitive within a cloud-first era. We’re empowering these strategies by enabling sales teams and IT professionals with an easy way to find the best connectivity route to IBM public cloud from any on-net building or data center worldwide. For Cloudscene, this contributes to our wider strategic vision to streamline the way the telecommunications industry communicates and transacts,” said Lajoie.

Through an address search function in the app, IT and business decision makers enter where their data is currently (or will be) located, and the app shows which on-ramp providers offer IBM Cloud Direct Link services in their region. Customers can then shortlist which providers meet their requirements and reach out to the on-ramp providers directly for a scope and quote.

Key features of Cloud Pathfinder for IBM Cloud include the ability to:

  • Search for IBM Cloud connectivity from specific data centers or an address
  • Select a destination market and view the available IBM Cloud Direct Link providers
  • Search for connectivity to major public cloud providers to enable multi-cloud strategies
  • Shortlist and request quotes within minutes

Underpinned by Cloudscene, the world’s largest market intelligence platform and independent marketplace for cloud and connectivity services, Cloud Pathfinder for IBM Cloud provides the industry with reliable data to enable enterprise cloud strategies.

Cloud Pathfinder for IBM Cloud is available today as a free app for IBM Cloud via find.cloud/ibm.

Cloudscene is a member of IBM PartnerWorld, IBM’s partner program that empowers businesses with the tools and resources they need to help transform clients into industry leaders.

ABOUT CLOUDSCENE

Cloudscene is the world’s most comprehensive market intelligence platform for colocation data centers, cloud service providers, network fabrics, and cloud on-ramps. Built on a foundation of invaluable market data sourced by the industry, for the industry, Cloudscene has become the go-to resource for global, independent knowledge across 7,200+ service providers, 7,100+ data centers, and 110 countries. Cloudscene’s Marketplace brings together the sourcing and selling of network services empowering teams to make data-driven decisions in an entirely digital and automated way. www.cloudscene.com

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