A group of cloud vendors including Cohesive FT, ACIS, Guardtime and PerspecSys have joined cloud organization Cloud Best Practices Networks to launch a cloud revenues program aimed at web hosting providers. According to its website, the Cloud Best Practices Network is a forum that is aimed at building a “knowledge base of cloud best practices that underpin a consulting and solutions program that assists customers to migrate successfully and profitably to cloud computing.” In preparing for the cloud revenues program, CBPN spent three years researching key customer areas for cloud enablement including government, healthcare, small business, and enterprise sectors. The program is designed to help web hosting provider launch new cloud services in these high-growth markets by partnering with cloud vendors to deliver these cloud solutions across their existing cloud platforms. The program also features a full support program including cloud application technical blueprints, template product plans with revenue models, cloud migration professional services, turnkey marketing campaigns, PR and sales training. “Although the Cloud hype has been deafening, the reality is that it has yet to turn into meaningful revenue streams for hosting providers,” said Neil McEvoy, CEO of Cloud Best Practices Network. “Many are still focused mainly on traditional co-location and dedicated web hosting. The CBPN Cloud Revenues Program is a significant step forward in identifying the new services that will meet that need.” A group of cloud vendors has been selected that will provide a complete Cloud migration roadmap and a portfolio of innovative cloud applications.