Telco Cloud buying guide

With vendors, data centre providers and services outfits making a mint in the swirling Cloud market it was always a question of time until telecommunications companies would jump on the bandwagon.

With vendors, data centre providers and services outfits making a mint in the swirling Cloud market it was always a question of time until telecommunications companies would jump on the bandwagon.

Now, telcos such as Telstra, Optus and Macquarie Telecom talk of the Cloud with gusto and services offerings across Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) move down into the mid-market.

For the would-be Cloud customer this course of events poses a dilemma: Do they stick with their IT services provider or go with their telco?

See our three part Cloud on call series to find out more:

Cloud on call: Should you go with a telco for Cloud? (part 1)

With vendors, data centre providers and services outfits making a mint in the swirling Cloud market it was always a question of time until telecommunications companies would jump on the bandwagon…

Cloud on call: Should you go with a telco for Cloud? (Part 2)

Not one to sit on the sidelines, Optus too has deployed a Cloud-based IaaS platform, partnering with Virtual Compute Environment — a coalition of Cisco, VMware and EMC product — to launch its Cloud suite…

Cloud on call: Should you go with a telco for Cloud? (Part 3) When examining the vast array of Cloud providers in the industry, it’s the network that continues to permeate conversations and is often touted a key differentiator — a win, in fact — for the telcos…

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