Sunday, 23 September 2018

Cloud computing: How service providers can thrive

By Nigel Stephenson, Juniper Networks
Monday 19 October 09

Some predict cloud computing will relegate service providers to bit carriers, but they are the only players who can assure CIOs on security, performance and availability.

Cloud computing is rapidly coming of age. When Google demonstrated the Wave in May to its third-party developers, industry watchers commented that it was a major breakthrough in cloud computing, and asked whether desktop software has any future. Given the importance of the network in its delivery, cloud computing presents a significant opportunity for network service providers that are ready to grasp it: the enterprise software license market is estimated to be more than twice the managed network services market. Those service providers that see cloud as an opportunity can tap into an attractive new revenue stream: those that don’t could see their traditional revenue streams eroded. So how can service providers tap into this ongoing revenue stream? The answer lies in ensuring that the very essence of the cloud &ndash…

Cloud computing is rapidly coming of age. When Google demonstrated the Wave in May to its third-party developers, industry watchers commented that it was a major breakthrough in cloud computing, and asked whether desktop software has any future. Given the importance of the network in its delivery, cloud computing presents a significant opportunity for network service providers that are ready to grasp it: the enterprise software license market is estimated to be more than twice the managed network services market. Those service providers that see cloud as an opportunity can tap into an attractive new revenue stream: those that don’t could see their traditional revenue streams eroded. So how can service providers tap into this ongoing revenue stream? The answer lies in ensuring that the very essence of the cloud &ndash…

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