Make Cloud Automation Technology Work For You

Automation technology plays an instrumental role for service providers that employ it. A 2013 study by Attunity found that 30 percent of companies surveyed wanted to streamline their cloud management processes. This further suggests that cloud automation technology is not only important, it’s growing in implementation, and especially in the United States.

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6 Common Complexities of Building a Public Cloud - What Service Providers Need to Know

Hundreds of service providers are looking to implement a multi-tenant public cloud environment every year and the most common question for all of them is; do I try and build this myself or find a vendor to partner with?

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Why (and How) IaaS Providers Should Add Local Cloud Service Offerings

You have probably heard of the larger public cloud providers, including Rackspace and Amazon Web Services. Wouldn’t it be nice to, as a service provider, offer similar services to your current customers instead of allowing them to consume resources from a larger cloud provider? Local cloud has many benefits to both service providers and your end users. In this blog post, I will discuss local cloud and the benefits it brings to your business. 

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3 Key Ways to Differentiate Yourself from Other IaaS Providers

As every good businessperson knows, differentiation in the marketplace is the key to success. This rings true among all markets, regardless of the industry in which your business performs. As markets become more complex, it is crucial now more than ever that service providers utilize differences to their advantage. Most customers can find other entities from which to purchase your services, so creating a business plan that leverages the distinct benefits your customers receive will help you not only retain your current customers, but also expand your market footprint.

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Techniques for Measuring ROI in the Cloud

For service providers, measuring data collected within your cloud environment to calculate return on investment (ROI) is a comprehensive way to numerically visualize the benefits your company gains from offering compute resources to your end users. As in any business, it is important to recognize current revenue and learn where you can widen your profits. There are many ways that service providers can measure ROI. One method isn’t necessarily better than another, but a holistic view will give you a better idea regarding the profits your business is receiving.

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