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This article describes a successful cloud community—BankID—established in Norway, with the cloud infrastructure shared and owned by the Norwegian banking industry. The set of capabilities running on the BankID industry cloud 3 enables electronic identification (eID), authentication and electronic signing (e-signing). Using these capabilities, the Norwegian(More)
End-to-End (E2E) differentiated services refer to content and application services delivered over Internet with differentiated grade of quality of service (QoS) involving multiple network and ecosystem actors. Such services represent a prospective way to assure QoS required by demanding customers, who cannot be satisfied with QoS delivered by the usual best(More)
Cloud computing represents a major change in how IT resources are delivered and consumed and will influence the telecom industry, its future services and business offerings. Generating new revenues through offering cloud-based services is less discussed in the literature, followed by a lack of commonly agreed and complete methodologies for this purpose. In(More)
We consider the relationship of Internet service providers (ISP) like network operators and content service providers in the Internet ecosystem. Currently the position of ISPs is challenged by the emergence of powerful content service providers, especially with the spreading of bandwidth demanding video services. One issue here is that the further(More)
Cost savings are frequently mentioned as the main driver for cloud computing due to reduced CapEx and OpEx through consolidated data centers, reduced HW/SW investments and IT staffing. Generating new revenues and business through offering cloud-based services are more seldom discussed. When addressing the former cost savings, methodologies like TCO (Total(More)
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