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Cloud Storage: A Business Model Toolkit for Service Providers

"Should we enter the Cloud Storage marketspace?"

We have built a free Cloud Storage Toolkit for Service Providers to help them answer the question: "Should we enter the Cloud Storage marketspace?"

The toolkit includes a tutorial and a spreadsheet - both of which are accessible immediately when you sign up for our Cloud Storage Strategy newsletter.

business model
[15-page tutorial]


THE TUTORIAL is a 15 page document which shows you how to use the Cloud Storage: A Business Model for Service Providers spreadsheet. It explains each of the 15 variables which make up the model, step-by-step.

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[15-variable spreadsheet model]


THE SPREADSHEET
is a customizable spreadsheet which takes in your input and is made up of three distinct parts: Inputs, Results, and Graphs.

You will input your individualized business model cost drivers which will in turn calculate your revenue generators.

cost drivers

cost drivers


The business model also calculates and graphs your gross margin, cumulative cash flows, and plots your monthly recurring revenue against your monthly gross margin.

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Steve Lesem is President/CEO of Mezeo Software. Previously, He was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the managed hosting provider VeriCenter. He has also served in leadership positions at SafeNet, BMC Software and IBM. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the primary author of the Cloud Storage Strategy Blog (www.cloudstoragestrategy.com), which frequently sees posts picked up by publications in the IT services and Web hosting spaces.