Purchasing Amazon EC2, an easy task?

We have recently taken a look at how easy it would be to shop at Amazon cloud computing offerings.  Let’s assume the following scenario. We are running an e-commerce site with all the IT in house. Now we are considering to migrate to the cloud and Amazon seems to be an interesting partner. We have […]

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How cloudy are you?

What is the difference between cloud computing, data centers and in house IT infrastructures.

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A framework for estimating the value of cloud computing

The second review in our series on cloud computing economics  is on the paper “Do Clouds Compute? A Framework for Estimating the Value of Cloud Computing” by M. Klems et al.  The authors are presenting a framework for comparing the two cases:  Purchase a service from the cloud or buy hardware and set up your […]

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Leveraging the cloud for Green IT

The third paper we want to look at, A. Spellmann et al., “Leveraging the Cloud for Green IT: Predicting the Energy, Cost and Performance of Cloud Computing” (1),  deals with the green aspects of cloud computing. This might not look like a paper contributing very much to cloud computing economics at first fight. This paper […]

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To cloud or not to cloud as a function of data center utilization

The economics of cloud computing is a topic that is far less trivial than it looks at first sight. Despite cloud computing being one of the big buzzwords in IT these days, literature on cloud computing economics is very rare. We have screened a significant part of the research on cloud computing and selected  three […]

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First Blog on cloud computing economics

This blog is part of the SITiO European project on cloud computing carried out from September 2009 till September 2011. In this blog we will post our research regarding the economics of cloud computing. We will develop a framework to support decision makers when decision whether to move to the cloud or not. To achieve […]

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