Carriers have most of the network assets they believe they need to provide enterprise cloud services in toe-to-toe competition with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Google and Rackspace. Whichever iteration of cloud computing one looks at, the common theme is undoubtedly compute centric. The buildup of the various infrastructure elements that make up the cloud service providers has focused on providing computational and storage resources in a variety of configurations and delivery models. Through the use of virtualization, concentration, allocation of unused resources and the volume economies of scale, users can now take advantage of significant cost reductions. Read this paper to learn a new perspective on the red hot Cloud market and Kontron’s role in carrier cloud computing.