Cloud Utility Price Models

Sururah A. Bello, Christoph Reich


Cloud Computing’s service models have a number of proprietary pricing models as the services has been commoditized to some extent. The SaaS especially so far has been known with a flat price within the usage time. Pricing models need to be more flexible to prevent customers from thinking that paying same price for a service over a period is no more cost effective, in spite of the level of utilization of the service. For Cloud Computing this has to be taken into account. Africans have a business model with peculiarity. In order to expand the acceptability of Cloud Computing to the African market, this peculiarity must be accommodated. This study proposes cloud utility price models to give the Cloud customer the luxury of different usage style and determine a customer specific, individual, most suitable price model. It gives the customer the opportunity to choose a price model for the predicted usage and work within the budget.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

A. Bello S. and Reich C. (2013). Cloud Utility Price Models . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8565-52-5, pages 317-320. DOI: 10.5220/0004350503170320

in Bibtex Style

author={Sururah A. Bello and Christoph Reich},
title={Cloud Utility Price Models},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - Cloud Utility Price Models
SN - 978-989-8565-52-5
AU - A. Bello S.
AU - Reich C.
PY - 2013
SP - 317
EP - 320
DO - 10.5220/0004350503170320