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Bad cloud investments can cause more headaches than cures, which is why providers such as Sungard are offering orchestration services to make sure businesses mix and match the right solutions. Ian Campbell reports

New technologies follow an all-too-familiar pattern. First comes the hype, the road to Damascus conversion to a new way of doing things that everyone tells you is transformational. Next it’s the implementation, the day-to-day reality of trying to realise the vision in a real world where the bottom line is top of the agenda. Then comes the hangover.

Simon Withers, vice-president of infrastructure-as-a-service at Sungard Availability Services, believes a lot of businesses that invested...

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