A Marketplace Framework for Trading Cloud-Based Services
The importance of marketplace frameworks, where demand and supply for electronic services meet, has gained momentum with the recent technological innovations of cloud computing. In particular the emerging market for cloud and XaaS offerings is, in the current early stage of development, scattered and represented by many single offerings. New intermediaries are required for the consolidation of the available service offerings and for providing a one-stop shopping opportunity for customers. This paper proposes a new cloud marketplace solution that enables on the one hand an integrated platform for the development and selling of XaaS products and on the other hand a one-stop shopping for customers interested in services.