Cisco sponsors PaaS report… big opportunity for communication service providers

PLATFORM AS A SERVICE: THE NEXT BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS INTRODUCTION
When Cloud Computing first dawned on our consciousness three or four years ago, many Communications Service Providers (CSPs) focused on the infrastructure layer. It was a logical first step: most CSPs have co-location or hosting facilities in place, and their
network assets enable them to offer a more complete cloud delivery package than many hosting-only providers. As a result, CSPs are rolling out a variety of infrastructure-based cloud services, including Compute as a Service and Storage as a Service, in private (dedicated) and public (shared) configurations.
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