Gartner Research

Calculating and Comparing Public Cloud IaaS Costs

Published: 19 November 2013

ID: G00258469

Analyst(s): Chris Gaun


Public IaaS offerings are defined with different virtualization parcels and pricing models, making strategic budget planning and determining correct provider or cloud strategy difficult. Gartner's guidance and tool provides direction on understanding and comparing costs for the public IaaS cloud.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Gartner's Spreadsheet Tool
    • Step 1: Prework
    • Step 2: Collect Data and Construct Solution

Risks and Pitfalls

Recommended Reading

  • Note 1

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