I remember talking to OnApp personnel. They told me I require half a dozen of servers, switches, routers and a lot of bandwidth for cloud hosting setup. Can anyone explain exactly what do I require to start cloud hosting and how much minimal cost would it require ?
Are you looking to start your own Cloud Hosting Company, or are you simply wanting to use Cloud Hosting for hosting your company applications?
If the prior, there are companies that will let you even white label their cloud hosting infrastructure. If the later, it will depend on your resource requirements. For instance some companies you can start as low as $20/mo on cloud infrastructure.
Also, if your simply looking to start offering cloud hosting, there are different platforms out there, and much of the hardware requirements depend on the platform.