There are many key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with cloud computing, including availability, reliability, service usage and more. But for anyone responsible for cloud investments or expenditures, cost-related metrics are critical. Without those numbers you won’t know whether you’re getting a positive return on investment (ROI) or even spending in the right place.
Cloud-related costs, however, can be difficult to nail down. Modeling a private cloud involves calculating both fixed costs (servers, licenses) and recurring costs (connectivity, maintenance) over a given number of years.