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Leveraging cloud computing, virtualisation and solar technologies to increase performance and reduce cost in small to medium-sized businesses

Ogunshile, Emmanuel Kayode Akinshola

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Víctor Méndez Muñoz
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Donald Ferguson
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Markus Helfert
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Claus Pahl
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Abstract

Cloud computing has been available for some time and is used in large organisations across the globe. We know that cloud computing is an economically viable concept in these large global organisations, however we do not understand sufficiently whether it can reduce costs in smaller organisations, given the traditionally large investment costs. This paper performs an investigation into cloud computing concepts to understand if it is a cost-effective solution to a medium-sized business. It draws on a business case which outlines the problems and requirements for an organisation, covers the technologies that are available and then evaluates which, if any, are the most economically viable. Alongside cloud computing it also analyses virtualisation technologies for system consolidation, and also solar energy solutions to reduce energy consumption costs. It then concludes which solutions meet the business requirements.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2018-January
Pages 310-321
Book Title Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
ISBN 9789897582950
APA6 Citation Ogunshile, E. K. A. (2018). Leveraging cloud computing, virtualisation and solar technologies to increase performance and reduce cost in small to medium-sized businesses. In V. Méndez Muñoz, D. Ferguson, M. Helfert, & C. Pahl (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science. , (310-321). https://doi.org/10.5220/0006641103100321
DOI https://doi.org/10.5220/0006641103100321
Keywords cloud services, solar energy, energy storage, digital systems, performance, virtualisation
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.5220/0006641103100321
Additional Information Additional Information : This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final version has been published in the CLOSER proceedings, and is available via the following link https://doi.org/10.5220/0006641103100321

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