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Silicon 70 2018

Enabling Service Providers, Telecom Operators, and Governments to Turn Their Cloud Intentions into Practice with ActivePlatform

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Cost and complexity are major barriers to success in the cloud economy. The search for a solution that can overcome those barriers, and the need for simplicity, spurred Oleg Tyagunov to create ActivePlatform. “ActivePlatfom was born to deliver simplicity, flexibility, and control in the digital journey,” says its SVP of Sales, Rony Moyal.

Founded in 2014 in Minsk, Belarus, ActivePlatform aims to balance delivering advanced architecture, flexibility in deployment, and in some cases, the necessity for complex integrations.

ActivePlatform saves IT solution providers millions of dollars in service delivery costs by automating cloud-services-delivery. ActivePlatform is the first of its kind to offer zero-cost ownership.

In Conversation with Oleg Tyagunov, Founder, and CEO of ActivePlatform

What is ActivePlatform and how does it help to deliver success?

ActivePlatform is a full-service cloud brokerage solution for cloud service providers and government clouds that make it easier to manage and control the cloud delivery and business profitability. Our cloud brokerage solution simplifies, unifies, and automates the selling, buying, delivery, and management of cloud services.

Recently recognized as an industry innovator by Gartner, Ovum, and Market and Markets, ActivePlatform delivers a cloud brokerage solution that creates the most efficient ecosystem across cloud vendors, resellers, and consumers. ActivePlatform has been rolled out in 20+ countries for thousands of VARs, Distributors, Telcos, and government IT hubs; currently managing more than100,000 subscriptions.

What is the added value of ActivePlatform and how is it benefitting different organizations?

Our job is to deliver simplicity, flexibility, and control. We accelerate our partners’ digital journey and allow them to cost-effectively engage and prosper in the $305 billion cloud economy. The three key factors to cloud enablement success are; lowering entry price to automation, eliminating manual processes to preserve margins, and simplifying the customer digital lifecycle experience. ActivePlatform achieves the above by:

  • Reducing in the cost of Pay-To Play, licensing, deployment and maintenace through introducing flexible deployment and integration options, flexible licensing, etc
  • Eliminating manual processes and reducing labor costs through automated services, provisioning, billing, and invoicing
  • Simplifying the customer’s digital lifecycle by providing a single portal for purchase and management of cloud services

 “ActivePlatform is listed as one of the 20 most promising Cloud Solution Providers.” What are the reasons behind your company’s industry recognition?

Our vision is to enable the leading Cloud Service Brokers in every geography in their journey to cloud success, by driving cloud success with the leaders of the industry thought the usage of our unique ability to translate market trends into innovation. Our Vision is what drove the recognition of ActivePlatform as the 20most promising Cloud Solution Providers.

Taking closer look at our vision we can name several reasons for our status achievement to include:

Zero TCO option:

ActivePlatform is the only option for shared risk, shared reward model in the industry

With Zero TCO:

  • Aligns business objectives between ActivePlatform
    and the organizations
  • Creates a bulletproof business case with joint capitalization
  • Is a preferred licensing terms
  • Is a No-cost ISV integrations

Engineer-less Customization: Scenario Oriented Architecture allows the companies to customize 70% of platform workflows without coding

With Engineer-less Customization:

  • Service providers can achieve unification of business rules and workflows across multiple internal systems
  • Business users are able to configure thousands of integrations using 3rd-party tools such as Zapier and Microsoft Flow
  • Service providers can easily develop and manage complex customizations with ease using pluggable “booster” extensions

Business Model Flexibility:

With Business Model Flexibility our platform will support all stages of Service Provider growth and maturity, allowing for:

  • Integration with any existing environment from basic systems to sophisticated OSS/BSS
  • Hybrid deployment for cloud-based and/or on-premise to provide full control
  • Multiple revenue-share options simplify economic justification

What are your future aspirations for the company?

ActivePlatform offers a white-labeled cloud brokerage platform which supports the service delivery of many cloud services and products (X-As-A-Service). This includes among many others, Office 365 and Azure. Using our platform, the Service provider can package multi-vendor API offers from its global catalog of leading brands with ease. Service providers on ActivePlatform can support thousands of end users with multi-vendor subscriptions. Currently, 70% of traditional IT service providers have not made the transition to allow them to become Cloud Services Brokers and risk becoming irrelevant in the new cloud market. We have a great solution and a great team and we are growing very fast. We strive to become the most successful cloud brokerage solution and cloud solution provider.

Meet the Charismatic Leader

Oleg Tyagunov, Founder, and CEO: Oleg Tyagunov is a successful entrepreneur in the information technology field. He initiated the cloud brokering platform development team in 2014 and grew this business unit into a product company in 2016 with the goal for it to become a recognized cloud brokerage enabler for service providers, value-added resellers, and public sector organizations in emerging markets.

To ActivePlatform, Oleg brings knowledge of cloud service provider business model and needs, which stems from Oleg’s leadership as CEO and founder at ActiveCloud in 2003. Since that time ActiveCloud became Top-3 XaaS provider in CIS and Russia according to IDC and J’son & Partners reports with over 50,000 customers and 35% CAGR for the last 3 years.

“By partnering with cloud solution providers and vendors, ActivePlatform powers the cloud delivery ecosystem and best practices exchange.”

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