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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5 Part Recipe to Implement Cloud-Based Applications

As a service provider, cloud-based applications can serve as a way to obtain more revenue for your company and more effectively meet your end users' needs. This blog lays out a five-part recipe for implementing cloud-based applications in your cloud environment. It is a complex process to implement cloud-based applications in your cloud environment, but if implemented according to a plan that your team members can follow, it can be simplified so that you can provide custom applications to your end users.

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