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Cloud Service Providers: A Comparative Analysis of Cloud Storage Pricing

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Shahid Yaqub Tabassam, Iqra Sattar, Nayyar Manzoor, Salman Ashraf

Shahid Yaqub Tabassam, Iqra Sattar, Nayyar Manzoor and Salman Ashraf. Cloud Service Providers: A Comparative Analysis of Cloud Storage Pricing. International Journal of Computer Applications 162(1):22-26, March 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Shahid Yaqub Tabassam and Iqra Sattar and Nayyar Manzoor and Salman Ashraf},
	title = {Cloud Service Providers: A Comparative Analysis of Cloud Storage Pricing},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {March 2017},
	volume = {162},
	number = {1},
	month = {Mar},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {22-26},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017913211},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Cloud computing provides easy access and high performance computing on the data. Other major challenge faced by software companies is storage of data at affordable cost and makes available all the time.  For both the consumers and the business customers cloud storage is a major repository. Perceptible means of contest is pricing but the difficulty of pricing plans may make a judgment difficult. In this paper the major cloud service providing companies are selected and their pricing plan is surveyed and compared them using the unit price as the means of comparison.

The pricing plan is compared by point wise for value of storage volume and an overall comparison is made by Pareto-dominance criteria. Under both approaches, most providers appear to offer pricing plans that are more costly and can be expelled from a procurement selection in favor of a limited number of dominant service providers.


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Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing