This chapter explains why the public cloud business is so important today, what its advantages are from the service providers’ perspective, and what is the scale of the global cloud business.
This chapter will introduce you to the worldwide trend towards data localisation regulations. You will learn how this trend is creating a massive business opportunity for local service providers in setting up in-country cloud businesses.
This chapter delves into the competitive advantages of an in-country public cloud, vis-à-vis a global cloud, which make it an attractive and sustainable business proposition for service providers.
This chapter goes into the actual running of a cloud business by presenting five mantras—best practices—that will guarantee business success for regional or domestic public cloud providers.
This chapter explains the numbers that make the in-country cloud business so lucrative. The chapter also offers actionable advice on the cost and the revenue parameters of running a profitable cloud services business. The chapter has a bonus worksheet that will help investors create a robust business case for setting up an in-country cloud services business.