Calculate your cloud costs with this simple formula

“Cloudops” is the latest buzzword. Its meaning is simple: the ability to operate workloads, including both applications and data, once they get to the public cloud.

What’s not so simple is figuring out what cloudops will cost over time, both based on future changes in technology costs and on adding or deleting workloads from the public cloud. 

The good news is that the back-of-the-napkin calculation to get started with is straightforward, once you’ve determined the values of a few basic variables:

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from InfoWorld Cloud Computing