Fundamentals of Building a Successful Cloud

As a service provider, offering cloud services is another way to add new products to your portfolio while also adding value to your current solutions. Now that you have made the decision to add cloud services, you may be asking yourself “What do I need to do in order to start offering cloud to my enterprise customers?” Below we have outlined the next steps and deliverables you should consider to build a successful cloud and the importance of each component.

Often times Appcore gets asked about the components needed to build a successful cloud and why it is necessary to develop these before discussing cloud architecture. As CloudStack consultants we believe that defining the business, technology and operational areas and the deliverable for each within your organization enable us to design your infrastructure to support your goals. Without these we can not customize your cloud to support the products and services you intend to provide.

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Understand the Reasons to Invest in Cloud as a Service Provider

Below is an excerpt from our eBook: How to Build a Cloud Business

Cloud computing solutions help companies access innovations in a rapidly changing environment. The technology landscape is continuously changing and it’s easy to fall behind the times, especially when you’re
locked into infrastructure that you own and maintain. Sure, you invest in hardware improvements, but can they ever truly be competitive with others in your industry that continue to have access to the latest and
greatest technology can offer?

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CloudPlatform 4.3 - Increasing Flexibility and Options for Service Providers

Today, Appcore’s partner, Citrix announced the availability of Citrix CloudPlatform™ 4.3, a single unified cloud orchestration solution powered by Apache CloudStack. The latest version of this cloud solution from Citrix includes functionality for service providers to manage their cloud environment. 

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Appcore Introduces Program to Elevate Partner Profitability

Appcore recently announced the launch of a new services program designed to accelerate Appcore channel partners’ revenue and profit. The Appcore Partner Program will provide access to Appcore’s services portfolio and compensate service provider for the value of services they sell to their enterprise customers.

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Transitioning Your Business to Integrate Cloud

During the last week of February, I had the opportunity to attend Channel Partners in Las Vegas and spoke with dozens of data centers and managed service providers. I was pleased to see that cloud was the common theme of presentations and the topic on everyone’s mind.

We all know the opportunity that cloud presents and it has been repeatedly ingrained in our minds that we must include cloud in our services or risk being left behind. Most of us are already convinced, but the interesting discussions at Channel Partners was about how to be successful in selling cloud services.

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