[Koha] koha as a ready-made VM appliance?

Manos PETRIDIS egpetridis at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 9 19:07:52 NZST 2013

I know "I'm late with the idea", I do follow the list :-) 

What I asked was if there are koha implementations on the major clouds out
there (Amazon, Microsoft etc.), ready-made for their customer to use.
Therefore, the library is a customer of the cloud provider, and seeks only
consultation from Koha support providers. Quite a different business
scenario, as neither the Koha consultant nor the customer need to have their
own infrastructure in order to have a large/scalable Koha installation.

Unless of course Amazon and Microsoft are already on the Koha support
provider list, and I'm simply not up-to-date.


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Subject: Re: [Koha] koha as a ready-made VM appliance?

Manos PETRIDIS schrieb am 08.08.2013

> n fact it could be a godsend for small libraries that can't invest 
> even in the smaller koha local set-up. Perhaps someone could even 
> "sell" his/her expertise in setting-up koha  and supporting libraries
under this scheme.
> The software may be open and  free, the know-how is not.

Lots of people "sell" their expertise. That is the way business is done with
free software. We even have a whole website of Koha support providers. Most
people developing Koha are part of Koha support companies.

I am sure there are way more libraries using a hosted version of Koha than
run it on their own servers. You may be a bit late with that idea. ;)

-- Mirko
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