Evaluating the Cloud’s Business Impact and Economics
SO FAR, YOU HAVE learned that the cloud is bringing with it new business models and economics. Large companies are saving costs, reducing staff, and improving system scalability by moving from on-site data centers to the cloud. Small companies are leveraging pay-on-demand models to “right-size” their computing needs quickly and cost effectively. The cloud business model and its economic opportunities for all businesses, large and small, is the subject of this chapter.
This chapter examines the impact of the cloud business model on businesses and the resulting economic opportunities. By the time you finish this chapter, you will be able to do the following: