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To Lease or Not to Lease from Storage Clouds
April 2010 (vol. 43 no. 4)
pp. 44-50
Edward Walker, University of Texas at Austin
Walter Brisken, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Jonathan Romney, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Storage clouds are online services for leasing disk storage. A new modeling tool, formulated from empirical data spanning many years, lets organizations rationally evaluate the benefit of using storage clouds versus purchasing hard disk drives.

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Index Terms:
Cloud computing, e-Commerce, Computing and information systems management, Economics
Edward Walker, Walter Brisken, Jonathan Romney, "To Lease or Not to Lease from Storage Clouds," Computer, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 44-50, April 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.115
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