Cost modeling of a network service provider cloud platform

Jarno Lähteenmäki, Nan Zhang, Heikki Hämmäinen, Matti Swan

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Abstract

The cloud service model is spreading into the telecommunications industry, forcing the telecommunications providers to adjust their production models. The network service provider cloud platform, also called as Telco Cloud, utilizing a
cloud based production model, is a solution to respond to the changing market forces. The cloud based production model is a new concept in the context of telecommunication services and the cost structure of the network service provider cloud platform is poorly understood. Thus, this empirical research uses a single company single case study approach to examine the network service provider cloud cost structures and constructs a cost model to network service provider cloud by using semi-structured interviews. The results indicate that the network service provider cloud improves cost efficiency compared to the traditional platform model due to server virtualization and consolidation. The
contributed cost model can be used for analyzing feasibility of an application on-boarding in network service providers that are utilizing cloud platforms for the communications services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering Workshop (IC2EW), Berlin, Germany 4-6 April, 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages148-153
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3684-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 Apr 20168 Apr 2016

Workshop

WorkshopIEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering
Abbreviated titleIC2EW
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period04/04/201608/04/2016

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