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With SpotCloud, Enomaly hopes to sell off the left over cloud capacity at a dramatic discount, putting money in the pockets of the providers while giving consumers access to a cheap, yet anonymous, cloud.
For cloud buyers, Cohen said, SpotCloud can offer up to 60 percent savings on cloud capacity. The online SpotCloud marketplace gives potential buyers access to a global network of cloud infrastructure providers based on location, cost and quality. Providers can be selected based on price and location.
Cohen said that SpotCloud is best suited for testing environments. As the exact cloud provider is unknown to the buyer, there are no SLAs.
For cloud providers, SpotCloud lets them sell off their unused capacity that would otherwise go unsold to increase utilization and give revenue a boost. Providers can define prices for their excess capacity and adjust the pricing model based on time and utilization.
"It's better to sell capacity than not … it's better to sell something than nothing," Cohen said.