A Day Late and a Dollar Short: The Case for Research on Cloud Billing Systems

@inproceedings{Jellinek2014ADL,
  title={A Day Late and a Dollar Short: The Case for Research on Cloud Billing Systems},
  author={Robert Jellinek and Yan Zhai and Thomas Ristenpart and Michael M. Swift},
  booktitle={HotCloud},
  year={2014}
}
Cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Rackspace Public Cloud have been the subject of numerous measurement studies considering performance, reliability, and cost efficiency. However, little attention has been paid to billing. Cloud providers rely upon complex, large-scale billing systems that track customer resource usage at fine granularity and generate bills reflecting measured usage. However, it is not known how visible such usage is to customers… CONTINUE READING