In Jack Wallen’s article below, his points are more oriented towards someone looking to build a cloud data center, rather than someone looking to deploy to a cloud facility, such as Hosted Solutions.
Nearly everything still applies, but you can pretend that 9: It’s more environmentally sound than building up your own data center, 2: Hardware needs are replaced with Virtual Hardware needs, which can be scaled up as needed.
Are you thinking about setting up a cloud for deployment in your business or enterprise? Have you planned it out yet? If so, how far have you gotten with it? If you haven’t begun the setup process, check out this list of things to consider before you start deploying that cloud. It might confirm your belief that you’re on the right track — but it could persuade you otherwise.