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Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Zaigham Mahmood, Ricardo Puttini, Thomas Erl

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Chapter 15. Cost Metrics and Pricing Models

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15.1 Business Cost Metrics

15.2 Cloud Usage Cost Metrics

15.3 Cost Management Considerations

Reducing operating costs and optimizing IT environments are pivotal to understanding and being able to compare the cost models behind provisioning on-premise and cloud-based environments. The pricing structures used by public clouds are typically based on utility-centric pay-per-usage models, enabling organizations to avoid up-front infrastructure investments. These models need to be assessed against the financial implications of on-premise infrastructure investments and associated total cost-of-ownership commitments. ...

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