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The Marriage of Virtual Machines, Software as a Service, and Cloud Computing
New technology, such as virtual machines and high-speed internet communication, is leading to wider remote application hosting. Here is a tutorial-level

personal cloud computing  operating systems. The ubiquitous personal computer (PC) killed the need for the VM system, and IBM's VM gradually faded from use. Recently, due to the low-cost availability of high-performance computer hardware, the 1960s VM concept has returned. VM systems have proved to be very cost-effective in implementation and in extending the VM concept beyond what was available in the past. A virtual machine has two major components. The first one is a computer system with ample compute power, memory, and the

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Before adopting any applications for key business functions, executives should perform a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis. Unfortunately, apples-to-apples comparisons can prove challenging. While it may be tempting to compare the initial license price of on-premises software to the annual subscription fees for cloud computing, this methodology fails to account for the ongoing internal operating costs for the on-premises software. Beyond direct software and hardware purchase and implementation costs, it’s also important for organizations to consider additional business drivers, including infrastructure and resource overhead, maintenance costs, ongoing operations, flexibility, and risk. Download this paper to learn more about how you can estimate the true TCO of cloud applications versus traditional on-premise software.

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