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World's first data center directory consolidates cloud providers

02 Sep 2016

An Australian entrepreneur has launched the world's very first consolidation directory for data center and colocation services, bringing together an otherwise fragmented market of services and confusion.

The directory, named Cloudscene, covers more than 110 countries by listing more than 4700 data centers, and more than 4200 cloud/internet service providers.

“The primary goal of Cloudscene is to deliver reliable and accurate data to market. To achieve this, we invested in an in-house product development team and Australian-based data analysts to undertake the research, analysis and verification work," says Jason Bingham, chief operating officer at Cloudscene.

The idea was developed from a need to change the buying process and make information about which providers operate in specific data centers more transparent.

“It’s been evident for some time that the traditionally long and difficult buying process for data center and enterprise cloud services was not going to change. It was out of frustration that the concept of Cloudscene was born. Having invested significantly on these services myself, it became obvious that there was an information gap that needed to be filled,” says Bevan Slattery, Cloudscene founder.

Cloudscene covers providers such as colocation, cloud solutions and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) through a single platform.

“Prospective tenants or home buyers haven’t needed to visit individual websites of real estate agents to get listing information for over a decade. So, why is the tech industry stuck in the past when it comes to enterprise IT services?” Slattery explains.

The platform has had update by large companies such as Digital Realty, Epsilon, Megaport, NextDC, Superloop and VentralIP, Vocus Communications and many others so far. The service is freely available to all providers and customers.

“We have an extensive product roadmap in which Cloudscene will grow enormously. This is just the beginning,” Bingham concludes.

Click here to visit Cloudscene.

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