I was interviewed recently for a great article on community cloud services published today in NetworkWorld, by Brandon Butler. Here is just a short excerpt:
From a vendor perspective, community clouds let service providers distinguish themselves in a growingly-crowded cloud market place, said Andi Mann, vice president of enterprise and cloud solutions for CA Technologies.
For example, numerous providers offer a range of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) products that appeal to a broad base of customers – vendors include Amazon Web Services, RackSpace, Terremark and Savvis. An offering by a vendor targeted for an individual market though can distinguish that provider and allow it to offer complimentary services to the industry as well. A healthcare IaaS cloud provider, for example, can also provide health-care related software as a service (SaaS), or even PaaS offerings, all targeted for that industry. “It’s the difference between providing servers, and providing a service,” Mann says.
Read more at: Are community cloud services the next hot thing?.