Originally Posted by Fraiche
Cloud is certainly not for every organization but I am actually evaluating cloud solutions for a client that has an absolutely clueless IT department.
In that scenario, it would make perfect sense.
Does anyone here have experience in implementing cloud solutions? Or have any recommendations on who offers reliable implementation and hosting services?
Btw, the Sharepoint GIT discussionis great. Keep it going.
What do you mean by "implementing cloud solutions"? Setting up a SaaS application? A virtual private cloud? Consuming Infrastructure as a Service to run their apps?
I've worked in the SaaS market for more than 5 years, initially at a hosting provider specializing in managed services for SaaS applications (so I've talked to or supported dozens of providers), and for the last year at a SaaS software company.
My predictions: within the decade "on premises" will be all but gone. By 2015 SaaS subscriptions will be larger in total dollars than perpetual licenses.
I think that OpSource (my former employer) has a great DIY cloud infrastructure. They also offer higher level application support than most other cloud providers or MSPs. http://www.opsource.net/Solutions/Cloud-Computing