Hosted Private Clouds for SMBs

Hosted Private Clouds for SMBs

Issue Summary

While private clouds are commonly associated with larger enterprises, small and medium businesses (SMBs) also have concerns about the security of their data. Nearly a third of SMBs are using private clouds for a majority of their infrastructure and applications, according to research from AMI Partners Inc. Unlike enterprises, SMBs struggle to achieve the economies of scale by building private clouds. By leveraging the service provider infrastructure, SMBs can realize benefits from private clouds they are hard-pressed to achieve on their own. This Pulse Digital Issue will explore those benefits, the opportunity for channel partners to resell them and what to look for in a hosted private cloud provider.

Table of Contents

  • Benefits of Hosted Private Clouds
  • Dedicated Vs. Virtual Private Clouds
  • Partner Opportunity in Private Clouds
  • Reselling Hosted Private Clouds
  • Hosted Private Cloud Service Providers
  • Selecting a Hosted Cloud Service Provider

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Discover what type of private cloud – internal or external, dedicated or virtual – SMBs prefer.
  • Identify eight areas where service providers offer advantages in delivering private clouds.
  • Review the types and what to look for in a hosted private cloud provider.