IBM announced a new cloud services platform to help communications service providers capitalize on the growing market opportunity for public cloud services expected to increase to $89 billion by 2015. This announcement is about helping communications service providers bring their customers new services. Service providers can now quickly and cost-effectively enable hundreds or even thousands of new services and use an integrated cloud service management platform to create, deliver and manage those services.
The IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform is a comprehensive set of hardware, software and services to help providers rapidly deliver cloud computing on their own. It includes the most advanced, carrier-grade technology with all the essential security and service management capabilities to ensure reliability essential to their own customers.
It allows Communications Service Providers to rapidly transform their business to deliver new services over their existing networks and drive new sources of revenue. They can use it to deliver "as-a-service" offerings such as collaboration applications, customer relationship management services, data storage, back up and recovery, and industry-specific applications.