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Jon C | 28 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

Concerned about the relative costs of cloud computing? Released earlier this year is a joint report from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) concerning the costs of cloud for research. Specifically focused on cloud server infrastructure, the 64-page report is an essential read for anyone considering using hosted processing resources rather than in-house systems, not just research organisations.

So, what does the report tell us? First that costing the cloud is complicated, not least because of the variety of costing models used by different cloud providers. Numerous factors need to be taken into account, from physical hardware and software – through licensing, electricity and other and running costs – to operational overheads including the people required to...