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Integrated service management for cloud: The heart of the IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform

Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #6 and was originally published on Sept. 16.

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Build a hybrid cloud using brokerage solutions

Note: Over the next two weeks, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post was originally published on Nov. 9.

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It’s all about the business: Winning in the cloud with IBM Cloud Service Provider platform

In a previous blog post, “The new “C” in CSP: from communications to cloud service provider”, I discussed the analysts’ estimates on public cloud market opportunity and expected growth. I explained why communications service providers (CSPs) are uniquely positioned to take advantage of this opportunity. I also summarized the actions that CSPs must take to […]

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IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform pumps new life into old networks

The IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform offers an end-to-end cloud computing solution portfolio specifically designed for CSPs. The IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform is a carrier-grade, advanced, reliable, highly secure, and scalable platform for creating, managing, and monetizing cloud services, and that provides the following benefits:

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The new “C” in CSP: from communications to cloud service provider

I’m sure you’ve seen the estimates from analysts on public cloud market opportunity and expected growth. They vary depending on the study, but conservative numbers have the opportunity at $89 Billion in 2015. This prediction represents a 25% compound growth rate (CGR) for all public services. Analysis shows that the software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) […]

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Multi-customer, multi-tenancy considerations

Multi-tenancy in cloud service models implies a need for policy-driven enforcement, segmentation, isolation, governance, service levels and chargeback billing models for various consumer constituencies. Consumers might use a public cloud provider’s service offerings or actually might be from the same organization, such as separate business units rather than distinct organizational entities, but still share infrastructure. […]

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