Cloud computing is receiving an increasing level of attention, as evidenced by the rapidly growing number of qualitative surveys and analysis that has been published over the past few years.
Cloud computing is a paradigm shift organizations use the computing resources to conduct their business. Cloud computing is a new general purpose Internet-based technology through which information is stored in servers and provided as a service and on-demand to clients. The computing resources are accessed by mainstream businesses as a pooled or leased resource over networks. Hence traditional IT investment decisions models are not directly suitable to perform the cost-benefit and investment decisions for cloud computing resources.
This paper presents research on the return-on-investment and pricing models and seeks to build a model for quantitative assessment of cloud computing.
The results of this analysis model are intended to facilitate a more informed decision making for cloud computing resources.