Why Benchmarking Cloud vs. Current IT Costs is So Hard

Cloud providers make their services' costs quite transparent, says CIO.com's Bernard Golden. The trouble is, for most companies, current data center costs remain opaque. Will new tools help?
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
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.