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The Economics of Cloud Computing

Bill Williams

The Economics of Cloud Computing
Bill Williams
Copyright© 2012 Cisco Systems, Inc. Published by: Cisco Press 800 East 96th Street Indianapolis, IN 46240 USA All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review. Printed in the United States of America First Printing June 2012 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Williams, Bill, 1970The economics of cloud computing / Bill Williams. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-58714-306-9 (pbk. : alk. paper) — ISBN 1-58714-306-2 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Cloud computing. 2. Information technology—Economic aspects. I. Title. QA76.585.W55 2012 004.6782—dc23 ISBN-13: 978-1-58714-306-9 ISBN-10: 1-58714-306-2

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