Costs and Security in Clouds
Yao Chen and Radu Sion
Cloud computing has emerged as an important paradigm for deploying services and applications for both enter prises and end-users. In this chapter, we explore two important aspects of cloud computing –costsand security. We aim to answer two questions: (1) Is cloud computing a cost effective endeavor? (2) How much security can we afford in the cloud while maintaining the cost benefits of outsourcing?