WHO WE ARE
Accelon Capital is a private investment firm which specializes in investing in growth stage companies with focus on Cloud computing and SaaS technologies. The Accelon team has decades of successful private equity investing and venture investing experience. We provide a combination of flexible financing structure and operating experience to create a win-win relationship with entrepreneurs and owners who are looking for liquidity or growth capital for expanding their business.
The Accelon team has decades of successful private equity investing and operating experience
Cloud computing is a rapidly growing technology that many organizations are adopting to enable their digital transformation. As per the latest Gartner report, by 2022, cloud shift across key enterprise IT markets will increase to 28%, up from 19% in 2018. Organizations without a cloud-first strategy — where the cloud is primary, prioritized and promoted — will likely fall behind competitors
World is hybrid
As cloud computing becomes mainstream, public and private cloud are driving digital business. However, CIOs are moving towards a hybrid cloud infrastructure, where they use a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. According to IDC, 95% of organization who have already adopted the cloud are using a hybrid/MultiCloud infrastructure.
The surge in hybrid/MultiCloud adoption is due to the fact that, it offers the best of both worlds — the cost optimization, agility, flexibility, scalability and elasticity benefits of public cloud, in conjunction with the control, compliance, security and reliability of private cloud.
Challenges of Hybrid/MultiCloud
Hybrid/MultiCloud computing is key to efficient management of a firm’s application workloads as different applications require a different platform. However, hybrid cloud does not come without its fair share of challenges and issues. The challenges include security concerns, effective management problems, scheduling and execution issues, and numerous other problems.
How to solve these challenges?
The management and operational challenges of hybrid/MultiCloud infrastructure are not insurmountable, but they will require a new approach to hybrid MultiCloud management – one that requires a uniform means for provisioning, access control, capacity management, performance analysis, billing and cost control, among others. Organizations needs to adopt the new generation of unified infrastructure management platforms which will enable them to visualize, monitor, manage and automate their real hybrid cloud environment in a single pane of glass.
Software as a service” (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly viable choice for organizations looking for the accessibility and versatility of software solutions and data analysis tools without the need to rely on installing and running applications on their own computer systems and data centers.
SaaS is taking over the cloud computing market – in fact, according to a study from IDC, SaaS will account for roughly 60% of public cloud spending by 2020. The overall growth of the SaaS industry will surge in the coming years as more companies adopt SaaS solutions for a variety of business functions, not limited to core engineering and sales applications as seen during the early years of Salesforce popularity.
Challenges of the SaaS Model
As SaaS model is more frequently used for strategic and mission-critical applications, security tops the list. According to Forrester, security is the No.1 reason preventing firms from moving to SaaS.
As cloud computing resources are more highly concentrated than traditional network systems, in large part because of virtualization technology that allows a single server to hold many virtual machines and potentially the data of multiple customers. If a server is hacked with multiple virtual machines, now these multiple VMs are at risk rather than one at a time.
The other challenge for SaaS providers is governance processes and procedures to address regulatory compliance. With the emergence of European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and a number of countries who are developing legislation and passing laws about data privacy that are similar in tone to GDPR, it is becoming critical for SaaS providers to develop a data governance framework to meet all the regulatory requirements.