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A recent SmartMoney article tells us that Microsoft's chief software architect is concerned  that cloud services could undermine the company's margins over the long term. He also said that there was probably room only for a few players in the cloud. We beg to differ. IT Service Providers already have the core competencies required to deliver on the promise of cloud computing.  And profit margins are present in cloud storage. In the recent meetings on Cloud Storage at the SNIA Cloud Storage Technical Work Group, one of the specific topics was cloud interoperability, a discussion that assumes multiple clouds by multiple service providers. Read more on this subject on my blog. ... (more)

This Magic Moment

This November, I am presenting at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA. I welcome any opportunity to speak about my favorite subject: cloud storage, and how the cloud storage segment is providing a viable roadmap for how to create a profitable cloud computing industry. One year ago, the Mezeo Software team was finalizing plans to emerge from stealth mode. Since that time, the cloud storage market has undergone some significant changes and advancements. We may not have crossed Moore’s proverbial chasm just yet, but the energy in the spac... (more)

SoftLayer Launches CloudLayer

Not all service providers possess the in house capability, or desire, to build the raw infrastructure to deliver a cloud computing service.  Almost all of them do, however, know they need to deploy an advanced cloud computing solution, and are looking for partners and solutions to speed their offerings to market.  They are doing what they do best, integrating offerings into a cohesive service delivery stack, based on their vision for their current and future customers use of cloud computing.  Many do the real customization in the integration of the various infrastructures, design... (more)

Fast Track to Cloud Storage

Cloud Hosting Journal NaviSite is doing what many hosting companies are doing these days: getting into cloud computing. And they are getting plenty of attention in the process. At Mezeo, we are proud that NaviSite is using the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform software as part of its effort to build out cloud computing services. In the six months since our launch, we have seen rapid adoption of our platform in the service provider market across three continents. Our success is validating our strategy that there is a significant margin opportunity in cloud storage, and that service pr... (more)

Mezeo Software Launches Cloud Newsletter and New Business Model Toolkit

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Mezeo Software launched the Cloud Storage Strategy monthly newsletter. Sponsored by Mezeo, the Cloud Storage Strategy newsletter and blog focus on Cloud Storage insights and observations from industry thought leaders. The Business Model Toolkit helps Service Providers assess the benefits and costs of entering the Cloud Storage Market. The Model uses inputs to present a sample business model and calculate potential return on investment from offering a Cloud Storage service. Steve Lesem, CEO of Mezeo Software, explains that his ultimate goal for the new... (more)