The Cloud Services market estimates an increase by 18% from 2016 until 2017, according to Forbes Magazine (246.8 billion dollars from 209.2 billion dollars). The figures are clear and reflect the development of the on demand, ‘as-a-service’ business.
The three fundamental business levels of on demand technology, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) define the way we do IT business today.
Infrastructure as a Service – IaaS
Provider (A) absorbs the costs of investment of physical equipment and makes them available his / her client (Provider B) in a more efficient, flexible manner and of course, financially optimized : OpEx vs. CapEx.
Example: Renting out dedicated servers which provide Cloud Hosting Services
Platform as a Service – PaaS
Provider (B) is in the portfolio of the supplier (A), thus using the redundant and securely managed physical infrastructure to provide services based on his own platform.
Examples: Virtual Data Center, Server Hosting, Resource Hosting, Big Data Platform Providers
Software as a Service – SaaS
Provider (C) is hosting his / her own application that offers end customer services via the supplier (A) or (B), while not having responsibility of the physical equipment, operating systems nor provisioning platform. The customer is enjoying SLA-based safety and connectivity of his or her own application.
Example: CRM developers, iOS/Android applications, databases, web-developers.
In a digitally competitive era, security, quality of service and pricing combined represent the winning ticket. End-users move from one application to another, from one platform to another and from one Service Provider to another, thus enabling a more flexible churn. EUDC offers to any kind of service providers the neutral opportunity to do business: EUDC Business Marketplace.
EUDC accommodates and is managing each of the three levels of vendors and providers: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service alike, and encourages them to do business among themselves, in a transparent and neutral way.
EUDC Marketplace is a business platform that encourages the presence of all vendors and providers in order to do business and serve own solutions. A Neutral Data Center represents the interconnection within any legally-approved Telco Provider in the European Union.
This business opportunity was facilitated by the multitude of customers and providers already accommodated in EUDC.
How it works:
- The distribution market of IT equipment suppliers are looking for co-location in EUDC in order to deliver new added value services,
- Startups on iOS and Android applications host applications in EUDC at various IaaS providers respectively
- Hosting companies apply for virtual servers for the purpose of providing email hosting services
EUDC invites and encourages you to look for clients, suppliers and new business opportunities on the EUDC Marketplace. For more details, contact us here.