From a business prospective the docklet architecture provides the opportunity to create a marketplace for docklet developers. Providers and developers can publish on the marketplace the docklets by providing SLA and pricing model (Pay as you Go, fixed price, etc.) based on which cloud platform the docklets are hosted. On the other hand, docklet consumers that are looking for ready to use widgets (as a service) to support applications can find on the marketplace valuable source of selected components. The marketplace is managed by a cloud broker which selects the providers and establishes the necessary level of security in order to give the consumers a high level of service and confidence.
Cloud Computing >