Cloud providers can benefit from playing both Consumer and Supplier side in SONM network.
As a Consumer cloud provider can gain extra cheap resources from SONM on demand.
For example, a hosting provider needs large extra storage for users backups. It has an option to buy new hard disks, install new hardware, configure networks, policies etc. Another option is to rent extra storage capacity at Amazon or Google or another big cloud provider. The third option is to use hardware supplied by SONM. This option will be obviously cheaper than previous two option, as there are much lower costs both for hardware acquisition and for support. Data security can easily be introduced on provider side.
Another example is starting GPU instances to the cloud provider customers. GPU is not common hardware for cloud provider infrastructure. Still this market is evolving and some cloud providers are willing to suggest new options to their customers. In this case SONM can provide unlimited GPU resources to provider and decrease market entrance costs and risks.
Thus SONM provides:
On the other side cloud providers can become Suppliers for SONM network. They can rent spare resources out to SONM Consumers, generating extra income.