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Apr 16 2009   2:54AM GMT

McKinsey Report Claims the Cloud will cost you money…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

This ones from the register.co.uk

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/15/mckinsey_cloud_report/

The full report – is available here

http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=16384

Executive Summary:

  • Costs can double
  • Numbers based on Amazon’s cloud
  • Cloud costs 366 a month per unit of computing output compared with $150 a month for the conventional data center
  • McKinsey Recommendation: Keep stuff in house, and virtualize as much as you can

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