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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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