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Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Microsoft Azure™ Platform by Matias Woloski, Masashi Narumoto, Ryan Dunn, Scott Densmore, Dominic Betts, Eugenio Pace

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Chapter 4. How Much Will It Cost?

This chapter presents a basic cost model for running the aExpense application in the cloud. It makes some assumptions about the usage of the application and uses the current pricing information for Windows® Azure™ technology platform services to estimate annual operational costs.

The Premise

The existing, on-premises, version of aExpense is a typical business application. Adatum selected this application as a pilot cloud migration project because the application has features that are common to many of Adatum’s other business applications, and a Adatum hopes that any lessons learned from the project can be applied elsewhere. Adatum has deployed the aExpense application in its data center, with components installed ...

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