Cloud Business Model Development for Service Providers

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  • cloud marketplace

    A cloud marketplace is an online storefront, operated by a cloud provider, through which customers may subscribe to Software as a Service (SaaS) applications that are built on, integrate with or complement the cloud provider's main infrastructure, pl... 

  • patent

    A patent is a government-awarded license that grants the inventor of a product or process exclusive rights to its manufacture, use or sale for a specified time period. In return, the inventor agrees to publication. 

  • patent troll

    A patent troll is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. 

  • cloud broker

    A cloud broker is a third-party individual or business that acts as an intermediary between the purchaser of a cloud computing service and the sellers of that service.   

  • Red Hat Cloud Partner Program

    The Red Hat Cloud Partner Program is an initiative offering Red Hat certification for cloud providers. 

  • GB billing

    In the telecommunications industry, gigabyte (GB) billing is a form of Internet usage-based billing determined by how many GBs of bandwidth are used by a customer across an Internet service provider's (ISP's) network. 

  • Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider

    A Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider is a member in the company's cloud partner program that has met requirements to offer Red Hat products and services in a cloud computing environment. 

  • cloud aggregator

    A cloud aggregator is a type of cloud broker that packages and integrates multiple cloud computing services into one or more composite services. 

  • cloud federation

    Cloud federation is the practice of interconnecting service providers' cloud environments to load balance traffic and accommodate spikes in demand. 

  • telecom cloud provider

    A telecom cloud provider is a telecommunications company that has shifted a significant part of its business from landline service to devote resources to providing cloud services. 

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About Cloud Business Model Development for Service Providers

As cloud computing changes how businesses run their IT services and operate in a global market, cloud business model development is also changing the way a growing group of providers offer services to their customers. From telecom operators to pure-play cloud providers, to VARs to Managed Services Providers, learn how different cloud providers' core competencies affect how they go to market, choose essential partners and function within the evolving cloud market.