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Pay per Use! Cloud’s Promising Price Models

Informationen zur Arbeit

Abschlussarbeitstyp: Bachelor, Master
Betreuer: Sebastian Lins
Forschungsgruppe: Critical Information Infrastructures

Archivierungsnummer: 4989
Abschlussarbeitsstatus: In Bearbeitung
Beginn: 05. Januar 2023
Abgabe: unbekannt

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Cloud services are used for everything, for example, for messaging (e.g., WhatsApp), collaborating in teams (e.g., Asana), managing businesses (e.g., SAP ByDesign), streaming video and music (e.g., Amazon Music and Video), and playing games online (e.g., GamingAnywhere), and cloud services will continue to transform the world we live in on multiple levels and in various ways.

Cloud services became famous for their pay-per-use pricing idea: you only pay for the IT resources you really use, such as the amount of CPU usage, data storage in TB, or user licenses.

But is pay-per-use really applied in practice? What pricing models are typically used when offering cloud services? What can customers expect and should they be careful of not being fooled by the idea of pay-per-use? These and related questions are important to get a truthful picture on cloud pricing models. The objective of this thesis is to identify and compare pricing models used for cloud services. You conduct a literature review, interview cloud providers, do a survey–whatever you like. I will guide you through the process.

Wu et al. (2019): Cloud Pricing Models: Taxonomy, Survey, and Interdisciplinary Challenges.