Serial tech entrepreneur and Cloudscene founder, Bevan Slattery, responds to market demands by establishing an online marketplace for the supply of colocation, IaaS, voice, cloud and internet services.
BRISBANE, Australia, 8th August 2017 – Cloudscene, the world’s largest directory of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics, has today launched an independent telecommunications marketplace for buyers and sellers of connectivity services.
Cloudscene’s Marketplace will support buyers of colocation, IaaS, voice, cloud and internet services by directly connecting enterprises to the 5,000+ service providers listed on Cloudscene.
Serial tech entrepreneur and Cloudscene’s founder, Bevan Slattery said: “Cloudscene, as an idea, started a little over two years ago. It began in the form of a spreadsheet that I used to keep track of which providers were in which data centers across Australia and Asia, and then the world.
“Prior to Cloudscene, it wasn’t possible to get the level of detail I required to support the needs of the other telecommunications-based businesses I’d established. I figured if it’s a problem for me, it must be a problem for others.”
Quickly establishing itself as the industry’s go-to resource, Cloudscene began to receive countless requests from enterprise buyers looking to connect with the service providers listed on the global directory.
“Shortly after we launched Cloudscene, the market quickly realized the potential of the data our analysts were collating. With more than 6,000 data centers and 5,000 service providers, our users began asking us to help match them to service providers who could fulfill their needs for services such as transit, metro ethernet tails or international capacity.
“Initially we just helped by connecting people, but after a while we decided to build a solution that benefits the entire industry, and Cloudscene’s Marketplace was born,” said Bevan Slattery.
Whilst long-established network industry forums and user groups continue to be an important medium for community discussions and advice, they do not remove the time-consuming, manual quotation process for enterprises.
“With Marketplace, Cloudscene is now able to bring buyers and sellers together, to close the gap and facilitate a smoother buying experience. Coupled with the network intelligence offered by the data on our connectivity directory, we’re able to provide a much greater support to enterprise buyers,” said Bevan Slattery.
The initial launch of Cloudscene’s Marketplace provides free, unlimited listings to all enterprise buyers. The product roadmap will see the release of additional features in the future, such as direct messaging, analytics and sellers’ listings.
Cloudscene’s Marketplace is now open to the public and accessible via www.cloudscene.com/marketplace
Cloudscene is the world’s largest directory of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics. Established by tech entrepreneur, Bevan Slattery, Cloudscene has become the industry’s go-to-resource for comprehensive and verified data on colocation facilities. With market intelligence on more than 6,000 data centers across more than 110 countries, Cloudscene’s Marketplace connects buyers to 5,000+ sellers of connectivity services.