Cloud Stakeholders and Value Chain
This chapter casts light on the cloud/value chain and the various stakeholders that are involved in delivering cloud services. Cloud services right from creation until consumption are defined through various cloud views, such as a service-based view and a layered view. These views are the perspectives through which users see cloud services. This chapter also introduces the various stakeholders that participate in cloud services. It’s important to understand the role that each stakeholder plays and the basis on which they plan, deliver, and consume cloud services. In the cloud/value chain, roles like service creators, service aggregators, and service consumers are defined. How they plan for capacity is also explained in this chapter.