A new economic model in cloud computing: Cloud service provider vs. network service provider

Jun Huang, Fang Fang, Yi Sun, Huifang Yan, Cong Cong Xing, Qiang Duan, Wei Wang

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Abstract

Cloud computing has emerged as a new computing paradigm and its economics has opened up a new research area. Though progress has been made toward address competitions among Cloud service providers (CSPs) or among network service providers (NSPs), few studies have focused on the relationship between CSPs and NSPs. In this paper, we investigate this problem and present a new economic model to characterize the competition between CSPs and NSPs. We then conduct thorough theoretical analysis and numeric experiments to validate the proposed model. The results show that the replacement coefficient, connection rate, service coefficient, the equilibrium will affect the market share and the profit of CSPs and NSPs. Through this study, we believe that the developed economic model is general and practical, thus it is applicable to model the Cloud computing market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959525
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2015Dec 10 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015

Other

Other58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period12/6/1512/10/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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Huang, J., Fang, F., Sun, Y., Yan, H., Xing, C. C., Duan, Q., & Wang, W. (2015). A new economic model in cloud computing: Cloud service provider vs. network service provider. In 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 [7417298] (2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7417298