Opinion

Power: One Cloud Cost Advantage That May Be Irresistible

Can cloud providers achieve economies of scale that preclude almost any organization's data center from being cost-competitive? Doing the math on one real-life example, a Microsoft data center, gets pretty interesting.
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Named by Wired.com as one of the 10 most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard Golden serves as vice president of strategy for ActiveState Software, an independent provider of CloudFoundry. He is the author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing, his most recent book being Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Learn more about him at www.bernardgolden.com.