Bare necessities: Services needed or required by SMBs

When we’re discussing the cloud, usually we’re discussing the cost reduction, lowering capital investment, or both. These discussions are mostly relevant for large enterprises because they can gain significant benefits from the cloud environment, by having a well designed and implemented cloud. But, what’s there for small and medium businesses (SMBs) regarding cloud computing?

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Successful cloud service provider: Requirements (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of this blog entry, we covered the first five requirements (self-service portal, service catalog, automated provisioning, complex topology creation and deployment, and Platform-Virtualization management). So, let’s continue with short description of the next five requirements, which are as important for cloud providers as the first five.

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Successful cloud service provider: Requirements (Part 1 of 2)

What are the requirements for a cloud provider to become successful, to manage effectively client expectation, ensure the required service level agreement, and at the same time manage a cloud environment?

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Government as cloud provider

Most of the cloud discussions happening today are related to large enterprises because they can gain significant benefits from the cloud environment. What about government, its institutions and agencies? Can the cloud model become a model for them, influence the way they work, their operations, and their efficiency? Will the government adopt a cloud model?

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