Should you build your own cloud computing system or simply leverage a third party cloud service? The answer to that question depends on which managed service provider you ask.
Terremark, a managed service provider in Miami, built its own cloud in its own datacenters, notes Fredric Paul at bMighty.com. But I have to wonder: How many small MSPs could afford to build a similar data center and cloud service? And why not leverage such existing cloud services as:
- Amazon Simple Storage Service
- Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
- Mosso, the cloud computing division of Rackspace
- Microsoft Azure Services
- JumpBox, and instant infrastructure service that allows MSPs and SaaS providers to launch open source applications in the Amazon.com cloud
With all the third-party cloud services coming online, does it really pay for MSPs to build their own?
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