Start Cloud Computing Business

If you have considerable knowledge in IT and cloud computing, you can start your own business. You will need a solid business plan and you must decide early on as to the business structure.

To get large capital, you can choose corporation. You can check with SEC, IRS, and the city or count office for legal requirements.

In the IT landscape, cloud computing is considered one of the major developments. Before, only large companies are capable to rapidly scale their performance. But today, you can enjoy this benefit without adding any staff, software, or equipment. Basically, the computing is internet-based wherein information, software, and shared resources are delivered in demand to computers. Before entering this type of business, you should know its difference from autonomic computing, grid computing, utility computing, mainframe computer, and peer to peer.

Starting a Cloud Computing Business

This is a great way to earn money because you can bill the consumption on utility or you can also opt for subscriptions. You can help companies and businesses in saving on their capital expenditures. This type of business will entail huge capital since you will be purchasing servers which consists of computer software and hardware. Aside from that, you will also need operating systems exclusive to cloud computing, as well as multi-core processors. You can lease out the office space. For this, you need to buy office equipment and supplies prior to the opening. Hire the needed personnel and your IT team to ensure that everything will operate smoothly. To be able to hire competent staffs, you need to check with the IRS to secure your Employer Identification Number.

Visit the county or city office to apply for a business license. It is important that you operate a legit business to avoid potential problems in the future. If you will choose the corporation as a business structure, you must address all incorporation issues and check with SEC. This is important to operate the business smoothly. A corporation will also have access to a larger capital amount which can cover all startup casts and the initial costs of running the business on the first few months.

A business plan is your key to success. Without it, you will find it hard to enter the market. Cloud computing is mainly an online activity and you must be proficient in using computers. You will be conducting the operations online and so your business site should provide relevant content. Content is king, and you should always keep that in mind. Make use of the right advertising strategies. You can submit to article directories or you can post blogs. Some forums can also help you in gathering helpful information about this type of business. Know your competitors and identify their weaknesses. You can use this info to your advantage. What are you waiting for? Work out the plan and you will know what to do.

74 Comments

  • Himanshu said on March 24, 2011
    HELLO, I AM NEW TO CLOUD COMPUTING AND WILLING TO START A BUSINESS WITH LESS INVESTMENT. FOR THAT I AM WAITING FOR SOME GUIDANCE THROUGH EXPERTS. I AM IN DELHI, INDIA. REGARDS, HIMANSHU
  • Mohit said on April 4, 2011
    HELLO, I WANT TO START A BUSINESS WITH LESS INVESTMENT IN CLOUD COMPUTING.I AM WAITING FOR SOME GUIDANCE. I AM IN NOUDA, INDIA. REGARDS, MOHIT
  • sachin said on May 7, 2011
    Hi I am sachin. I want to start a business in cloud computing , the next big thing!! Can you give some guidelines and initial setup required for that!!!
  • Sachin said on May 10, 2011
    Hi I am sachin. I want to start a business in cloud computing. Can you give some guidelines and initial setup required for the same.
  • Rahul said on May 22, 2011
    Hi, I WANT TO START A BUSINESS WITH LESS INVESTMENT(about 6 lach) IN CLOUD COMPUTING. I AM WAITING FOR SOME GUIDANCE. I AM IN punjab, INDIA. REGARDS,Rahul
  • Sarvo said on June 27, 2011
    hello there. i am interesting in starting cloud computing business specialty in medical offices. i am in ocala, florida, united state.
  • Chandrasekar said on June 27, 2011
    I would like to start up cloud computing business. Can you provide more information.
  • BalaChandra Kumar GV said on June 28, 2011
    Hi There, I want to start a Cloud Computing services center in Andhra Pradesh, India (City: Kurnool). Could you please let me know the infrastructure that is required for starting the same. I can start evaluating financially based on the information provided by you. Thanks.... BalaChandra.
  • Hemant Jain said on July 13, 2011
    I want to start a Cloud Computing services center in Jaipur, India.Could you please let me know the infrastructure that is required for starting the same.I am interested in deploying server for cloud computing, so can you please help me. Thanks.
  • Mahendra said on July 18, 2011
    I am from andhrapradesh, India wanted to start business on cloud computing. I need some info what are the softwares needs and hardware needs, etc. Thank, Mahendra
  • Srinivas said on July 22, 2011
    Hi this is srinivas I would like to start cloud computing business on a small scale in city of hyderabad India . Could you please send me details about infrastructure and kind of services related to cloud computing. Thanks Srinivas
  • SAPIN said on July 25, 2011
    Hello, I would like to start something innovative business and thinking to start the business in cloud computing. Kindly guide me. Thanks SAPIN, Kerala, India
  • Monica said on July 27, 2011
    Hi, I am from California and interested in starting my own cloud computing business. Can you provide some insight to it. Thanks
  • Rajender said on August 2, 2011
    Hi, I am from Melbourne, Australia and would like to start cloud computing business. Could you provide me information regarding it. Thanks
  • varun bhargava said on August 27, 2011
    hey, i am from melbourne. australia... i would like to start a cloud computing business...have few partners who are interested. could u please provide me with some guidelines. thanks
  • Mohammed Anas said on September 9, 2011
    am from a small town in Kerala, would like to provide training in cloud computing especially to school. Could you provide a business plan to do so thanks
  • Gulshan said on September 26, 2011
    Hai, I m system admin in an ISP. We want to go for Cloud Computing Business. So, I want to know key components for it, infrastructure .. please provide me more details of it.
  • innovi Consultants said on October 5, 2011
    Hi , We are planning to start Cloud computing business. Could you please advice us? We are located in Bangalore,India.
  • Ahamed said on October 27, 2011
    Hi, My friend wants to start a cloud computing business in hyderabad, can you please share what are the requirements from legal, infrastructure (soft and hardware) etc and expected capital to start serving atleast small companies in hyderabad. Thank Ahamed
  • Anant said on October 28, 2011
    I want to start a small business in cloud computing can you give me some suggestions?
  • Hani said on November 27, 2011
    hi, i want to start a small biz in cloud computing ,do you have a biz plan, i'm living in saudi arabia
  • Eli said on December 14, 2011
    Hello, I am Eli. I have very interesting idea that can make a lot of money. I currently do not have the financial support to start this business therefor, looking for investors and people who are interested in making lots of money. My business idea can expand into almost every sector possible(Logistics,Government,Public,Health and more). Please contact me if interested.
  • Deepak said on January 14, 2012
    Interested to be a cloud computing consultant for Small business in Rajasthan.
  • Velmurugan M said on January 30, 2012
    I was completed Diploma in computer science degree 1990, there after i was played in software developer in various Languages from COBOL, dBase III plus, Clipper, C, C++,core Java and now web development we playing in java servlet,spring,structs, html,jquery,js,css. Besides these experience and also i was played in the role of Manager - accounts and finance, now i am doing accounting services business at Pondicherry & Tamilnadu. Now looking for cloud computing business, can i get any franchises in this regard. if yes mean where i can move? 20: Pondicher, Pondicherry, India
  • Kumar said on February 23, 2012
    Hi, I'm from India, Bangalore.. I would like to start a cloud computing business...I have already some existing infrastructure and have partner who are also interested. It will be very helpful if you could provide me some guidelines. Thanks, Kumar
  • muj said on February 29, 2012
    hi,i'm from hyd, seriously interested in starting a cloud computing business... pls help in details about the procedure like registration, infrastructure, required capital and so on, so that i can step further on establishing as soon as possible, waiting for a response from u as soon as possible.
  • Nirav Shah said on March 8, 2012
    Hi, I'm from Baroda,Gujarat.. I would like to start a cloud computing business. I'm IT professional and having 5 year of QA experience. Please let me know how can i start cloud computing business with minimum investment.
  • Munesh said on March 10, 2012
    Hi, I would Like to start a cloud computing business in mumbai,please share the requirements from legal, infrastructure (soft and hardware) etc and expected capital to start serving small companies in Mumbai. Thanks Munesh
  • vasilis said on March 12, 2012
    Hi, I am from Greece. I would Like to start a cloud computing business. I am a computer scientist. Please let me know the legal, infrastructure software and hardware etc requirements and the expected capital on how I can start cloud computing business in my country.
  • Mikiyas said on March 28, 2012
    Hi, I would Like to start a cloud computing business in Addis Ababa ethiopia i would like to have more information on cloud computing and business ideas
  • Atul said on April 17, 2012
    Hi, I am from Pune, India. I would Like to start a cloud computing business. Please let me know the legal, infrastructure software and hardware etc requirements and the expected capital on how I can start cloud computing business
  • Sathya said on April 29, 2012
    Hello, I am Sathya. I am an IT Architect and have good idea in application development. I would like to start cloud computing business in Jakarta, Indonesia or Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Sumit said on May 5, 2012
    Hi i am new to cloud Computing technology and willing to start a business in cloud computing storage provider. Could you please guide me how can i start and what would be the approximately capital required for small and medium size business clients. I am from Gurgaon. You can send me an email at: sumit.rajj@gmail.com Thanks
  • Vijayabaskar said on May 8, 2012
    Hi, am doing computer education business in Thriruvarur,Tamil Nadu, India. am willing to do cloud computing business with low investment in initial stage. can you guide by giving more information about this.
  • boulaiye said on June 26, 2012
    I want to start a cloud computing business in freetown Sierra Leone. I'm a novice in cloud computing. I will happy to know what is required to to start a small business along this line.
  • tracy said on August 27, 2012
    Hi, i'm from san diego, ca. why can't we start our own big company as a cloud computing service provider? all we need is money, advanced computer knowledge, and sales experts. we can buy one cloud compute-ready box. that box should be at least 2u server, with 8x quad core processor, with 128gb of ram, with 12 x 1tb hdd. we can collocate our machine in one of the datacenter here in california. i heard that internap is a good company that sells bandwidth. used machine on ebay cost about 2000 to 3000 us dollars. collocation cost about 1200 to 3600 us dollars per year. microsoft windows server cost about 2000 to 3000, websitepanel is free, mssql server 2008 r2 express edition is also free. start up capital is about 5000 to 8000 us dollars depending on what we want. anyone interested can email me. we can do beta testing in your house if you have at least 6mbps download/2mbps upload and at least 5 static ip address. i can provide a student license of microsoft server (not for business, strictly for beta testing only).
  • dr2 said on September 5, 2012
    Hi i'm looking to start a cloud business in the uk please can u help with regards to firewalls, newcastle upon tyne
  • Bharat Thakkar said on September 9, 2012
    We are Interested to takeover / Buy a running Computer Business / Cloud Computing Business. Write on bgtinfosolutions at gmail dot com
  • K N Singh said on September 20, 2012
    I want to cloud computing business. Please give me software and hardware plan.
  • bhaparma said on October 1, 2012
    Hi, I am interested in starting my own cloud computing business. I am working in IT industry from last 10 years and have good knowledge about servers/infrastructure etc. I am staying in Mumbai but I can start this business even in rural India where ever needed. Can any one guide me for this. Please?
  • narendran said on October 17, 2012
    I would like to know abt cloud computing and start a business in it.. can u please help me...
  • Selvan, Malaysia said on October 17, 2012
    There are some funding opportunity available for cloud start-up. Do you have ideas for cloud solutions, solution for SMEs and consumer application? contact me at selvan@asia.com.
  • raman said on October 24, 2012
    hi. i want to start up a business in cloud computing. i want to know each and very single detail regarding it. how it should work?? please guide me. reply asap..thnks
  • Zia said on October 25, 2012
    I wanted to start cloud business in India Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad was looking for guidance so that I can start the ground work
  • Vijay Solse said on October 30, 2012
    hi this is Vijay Solse. I am working in HP as a Network Engineer in Data Center. & now i would like to start business in cloud computing. So please share me guidelines and how to start this. I am not having that much investment. and i wanted to start in New mumbai.
  • Santosh Singh said on November 8, 2012
    I need to develop my own cloud which help to others, pls guide me, How I will proceed ... for Delhi, India. Thank you.
  • ashok said on November 15, 2012
    i want to start a small business in cloud computing in orissa plz guide me
  • amit kumar said on November 29, 2012
    I am SAP professional and want to start my business in cloud computing. I am based out in Gurgaon(INDIA)
  • Shafaq said on December 18, 2012
    Seems there is no one to help...so many questions..without any reply..has any one got any reply please let us know. I suggest work it out yourselves guys and take a risk. This is how you learn much faster under pressure.
  • Linu Mohan said on January 17, 2013
    i would like to start a cloud computing business with low investment in palakkad, Kearala. i have done cloud computing course from IIHT Banglore. if anyone is interested in starting a venture like this, please do contact me at mohanlinu@gmail.com
  • Narmadanand Patel said on March 7, 2013
    Hello, I would to like start business a Cloud Computing, but i have no idea about this. So please guide me. Thank You
  • S H Narang said on March 25, 2013
    Hi I am very keen to start a Cloud Computing related business from any location in India. Please contact and guide me. Thank You. S H Narang
  • Taps said on April 4, 2013
    HI, I am from pune and i am interested to start business in cloud computing. I basically want to know basic investment amount require for it along with all basic requirements to run it.
  • RAVI KARKERA said on April 8, 2013
    Hi, I am an IT professional / practice around 24 years experience; I have the knowledge and even place but need of finance, ready to part for a stake and the estimate projection is around Rs.5 CR - if interested mail me - ravi27.anand@gmail.com
  • jonas nendongo said on April 23, 2013
    i m doing a cloud computing project as my final year project, i need international connections and knowledge... those interested, e-mail me:jnendongo@yahoo.com. i am from namibia, africa. studying for an honors in digital communication technology . thank you!!!!
  • Preetam said on May 7, 2013
    Hi I am an IT professional with 5 years of experience currently working as system administrator Karnataka India. Trying to get in to cloud computing. Want to know about infrastructure required for this business minimum no of man power to manage entire system, the basic investment needed for business. What type of IT corporate's we can approach with as there are many top level IT corporate's like IBM Microsoft etc are providing cloud service is it possible to compete these strong service providers, If need to survive what type of service need to maintain, which technology is better to adapt either Windows 2012, Linux ,or any other kindly know the way to get in to cloud computing & be success full .
  • Veday Jain said on May 13, 2013
    Hi , I am 8 years in field of IT and currently located in Perth, Australia. I am looking to relocate to Indore, India and planning to start Cloud computing business. Could you please advice? Thanks & Regards Veday Jain
  • salman said on May 23, 2013
    Hi, I am an IT engineer and currently located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and interested in building my own cloud computing company. I will be thankful if you kindly advise me with the infrastructures required for this business and how many IT specialists do I have to hire. Also, expected budget to start such business. thanks
  • vasanth said on June 1, 2013
    Hello, I am interested in starting a Business related to cloud computing. Do let me know the investment, pre-requisites and all the things I should know. I am a Technical Savvy person working in IT. Thanks and regards, Vasanth
  • Patrick Marshall said on June 6, 2013
    We are an IT certification Prep school licensed and located in Phoenix, AZ. We are considering starting a small cloud computing company. can you provide us with the basic startup information of cut sheet that list equip, bandwidth, etc.? Thank you, Patrick
  • pankaj said on September 6, 2013
    want to start cloud computing in mumbai. need help from startup to end. what will be the approximate investment required. thanks
  • Christie said on October 10, 2013
    We are starting a cloud based company in NJ, and we would like to know the infrastructure/equipment/number of developers needed to get started. Could you please advice? Thank you.
  • mike ndoko said on March 18, 2014
    please I live in Douala Cameroon. I would want to start a cloud computer business on a small scale. Would want to hire some one who is knowledgeable.
  • shravan kumar jha said on May 22, 2014
    i want to start up cloud computing based software company so please help me.
  • Vinay said on August 3, 2014
    Hello All, Those who want to start a new business in cloud computing Please mail me your details and what you want to do in brief at vinay.gupta@speirnet.com, we r in Noida & Delhi..
  • kishore said on September 3, 2014
    Hi, i want to start cloud computing S/W company in south India . could you please suggest how much investment for this business.
  • sanjay gupta said on October 10, 2014
    Hi, I want to start a new business in cloud computing please give me detail information. Thanks
  • Prasad said on October 13, 2014
    HI, we a bunch of frnds trying to venture in Cloud Computing sector. Hoping to start the business in feb 2015. I'm interested in hiring a knowledgeable person who help us out in the business. Please advice.
  • Jean-Pierre said on April 10, 2015
    Hi, I want to start a new business in cloud computing and would like more information please. Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Shiva said on June 18, 2015
    I am shiva from malaysia. Anybody wanna joint venture with me in any tech or internet biz in malaysia. Pls email me
  • Ratnakar said on July 17, 2015
    Hi, I am from Mumbai, India having 14 years of IT experience .I would Like to start a cloud computing business. Is it possible to get franchise from companies like Amazon/IBM/Microsoft/Google etc to set up a franchise. Please let me know the legal, infrastructure software and hardware etc requirements and the expected capital on how I can start cloud computing business.
  • tellai bachir said on July 22, 2015
    Hi, I am from Algeria i want to start a new business in cloud computing and would like more information please.
  • johannes Makhosini Nkosi said on November 21, 2015
    Hi I am Makhosini . I want to start a business in cloud computing. Can you give some guidelines and initial setup required for the same.
  • Kenny Yusuff said on April 6, 2016
    My name is kenny Yusuff from Nigeria. I am the group managing director of Navini group. A member of the group, Navini Techinat limited is desirous to start a cloud computing services in the area of storage.Can somebody here assist with a straight forward step by step method to achieve this. Thank you. Kenny Yusuff

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