Journal article

Cloud pricing models: Taxonomy, survey, and interdisciplinary challenges

C Wu, R Buyya, K Ramamohanarao

ACM Computing Surveys | Association for Computing Machinery | Published : 2020


This article provides a systematic review of cloud pricing in an interdisciplinary approach. It examines many historical cases of pricing in practice and tracks down multiple roots of pricing in research. The aim is to help both cloud service provider (CSP) and cloud customers to capture the essence of cloud pricing when they need to make a critical decision either to achieve competitive advantages or to manage cloud resource effectively. Currently, the number of available pricing schemes in the cloud market is overwhelming. It is an intricate issue to understand these schemes and associated pricing models clearly due to involving several domains of knowledge, such as cloud technologies, mic..

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