What is Cloud Service Provider?

A cloud service provider or cloud provider is an organisation or entity that offers cloud computing products and services to businesses and individuals alike. A CSP generally provides three types of services:

Points to Remember


  • There are several cloud service providers in the market. Amazon Web Services (AWS) [link to #1.4] is one the most popular cloud providers that offers its services to millions of customers around the globe.
  • Other renowned cloud providers are Cisco, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle, Rackspace, IBM (SoftLayer), Citrix, Microsoft Azure [link to #1.5], SAP and Verizon.