Building Application-Specific Platforms

  • Enrique Castro-Leon
  • Robert Harmon


We covered the evolution of cloud server platforms in Chapter 4 and technical characteristics of these platforms in Chapter 5. Now let us look at processes and methodologies for building application-specific cloud platforms (ASCPs) as well as the companies and organizations that manufacture ASCPs. ASCPs are instances of external platforms. Internal platforms enable a company to increase economic efficiency through reuse of technology, processes and capital assets. External platforms amplify this benefit through network effects where additional companies join the effort, effectively forming a platform ecosystem.


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© Enrique Castro-Leon and Robert Harmon 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrique Castro-Leon
    • 1
  • Robert Harmon
    • 2
  1. 1.HillsboroUSA
  2. 2.Marketing & Technology MgmtPortland State University Marketing & Technology MgmtPortlandUSA

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