Chapter 15

Cost Model Categories

This chapter conducts a literature reviews on different cost models. It especially covers the conceptual details of 11 different financial cost models as well as the calculations for these models. In comparison with other financial models, NPV and TCO/ROI are the most popular financial cost models for a cloud infrastructure


Financial models; multicriteria; categories; rational; portfolio; decision making; IT investment; net present value (NPV); cloud service consumer; cloud service providers; TCO/ROI

Following the description of the concept of cost modeling in Chapter 14, we will begin with a literature review first in this chapter. It will cover different literature sources, such as research papers, books, ...

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