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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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)
Article number7417298
JournalProceedings - IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM
StatePublished - 2015
Event58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2015Dec 10 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

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