Cloud services are getting more and more popular. There are startups being developed all the time that are hoping to get involved. If you’re an entrepreneur wanting to develop a cloud service, you should read this first.
One thing you have to keep in mind is the fact that cloud services are everywhere these days. You’re not exactly first to the party, as I’m sure you’re aware. But you need to make sure that your presence as the party potent and memorable. You can’t just become another cloud service that gets lost in the cloud crowd.
The danger of simply scratching an itch
A lot of businesses set up a new cloud service because a different, established service didn’t do what they needed it to do. In fact, this general thinking is how most startups in any field begin. A popular product doesn’t do this very specific thing, so they create a new product that does. Finding that problem area is considered a sweet spot when it comes to starting up a new business venture. But you need to be careful that you’re not simply disguising a feature as a product.
The fact is that you’re going to need to do more than simply scratch that original itch. All this really does is appeal to a particular niche, and not a particularly big one at that. You need to have a full-blooded and practical service that has more going for it than that itch-scratcher. Otherwise, your service could be doomed to fail from the start.
The right management and development platform
Developing a cloud service is complex enough. But in its development stages, it’s often not too different to developing any other piece of software. Coders and designers will create the service and test it on local servers. But, of course, to get it up and running for the public you need the right infrastructure. The local infrastructure used for initial development and testing probably won’t cut it.
Looking into the right reseller management is a good place to start if you’re reselling a cloud service. The company providing such a service may also be able to help you out with other cloud business needs. This helps you ensure you can get the balance of bandwidth and revenue correct. Getting this wrong can create worrying business dangers.
Dealing with the competition
A lot of the really popular online services aren’t completely original. The fact is that most of them were inspired by other, similar services. They simply did it better and offered a better deal. This goes for the world of cloud services and in other online spheres. Just look at something like Facebook. It wasn’t the first of its kind – it was simply the best.
You need to make absolutely sure whether your cloud service concept has already been used. It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go ahead with the plan. However, if someone is already targeting that niche, then you need to change your game plan. You need to ensure that your service is both easier to use and more affordable. This is a difficult task. But if your service isn’t going to be completely unique – and very few services will be – this is an absolute must.