How can operators offering cloud services differentiate themselves?

Cloud data center expert Marshall Bartoszek lays out the major opportunities for network operators looking to differentiate themselves in the competitive cloud services market.

Where is the main opportunity for differentiation in the cloud services offerings market?

Network operators have run sophisticated data centers for years; they need to leverage their expertise in colocation and data center services. The network operators also must move beyond working with the "pipes" alone and start providing managed cloud services. The network operators need to take the next step in offering managed cloud services. Operators are in an optimal position to provide private, public or hybrid cloud services to their Fortune 500 customers.

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This was last published in December 2011

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