2. GloNet spaces

GloNet adopts a cloud-based approach for the development of such support environment so that its supporting services can dynamically upgrade without influencing the nodes and stakeholders in the environment. As such the environment stakeholders procure the use of upgraded services, which are always available through the cloud, rather than buying static products which typically need to be installed and maintained by the stakeholders on adequately supporting computing facilities. Specifically, over the cloud two virtual spaces are considered
  • Collaborative solution space – where manufacturers, local suppliers and customers meet to co-design the product (and associated services)
  • Service provision space – a “registry” of the products, along their life-cycle, where the customer can have access to the specific services associated to the customized product