Cloud Total Ownership Costing

What a pleasure it was to attend the ICEAA conference in Atlanta. I had the opportunity to present the attached slide deck, developed by Steven Woodward of Cloud Perspectives and myself, on “cloud costing.”

When someone asks me if cloud is cheaper than on-premise the answer is, "It depends."

It is always interesting to see how many people think cloud is a magic bullet, reducing costs to almost nothing. That is sometimes true. And often cloud costs are as high or higher than on-premise.

Still, there are many reasons to consider cloud such as:

  1. Quick deployment with SaaS if you