Opinion

Capex vs. Opex: Most People Miss the Point About Cloud Economics

The typical cost discussion regarding internal data center versus cloud provider costs is over-simplified and fails to assign a true cost structure to the internal data center side. This isn't really surprising: Most IT organizations really don't have a clear understanding of their true costs in the first place.
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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.