This paper attempts to define the concept of commodity computing. It is essentially about entrepreneurship based on the cloud computing technology. It is about how to build commercialized systems on the top of cloud computing technology (such as Azure) offered by public cloud computing vendors such as Microsoft. Current cloud computing technology has made it practical and financially attractive for an entrepreneurs to develop innovative IT services or products for a third party based on existing cloud computing offerings. A “Cloud Computing Commercialization Model” is proposed in this paper, with aims to build a bridge between the cloud computing technology and the technology-based entrepreneurship. More specifically, this paper explores how to develop customizable enterprise networks with existing technology available in a public cloud; these customizable enterprise networks have the commercial potentials to be delivered to any firm or organizations in many ways similar to a commodity like electricity.
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