The new data centers are far larger and more efficient than what is offered by enterprise hosting operations.

That’s something we hear a lot more about. It comes down in many respects to scalability and elasticity of a cloud-based data centers that operate on commodity infrastructures.

The difference in cost is just one comparison that comes with the latest infographic from Wikibon.


Via: Wikibon

Like most infographics, the data presented will undoubtedly raise questions about the choice of information that is being presented. This one compares costs between multi-tenant and traditional data centers. It shows market projections for cloud computing and projects the revenues for Amazon Web Services.

The Wikibon infographic is decent enough but reminds me of the graphics that newspapers make for a Sunday story. They’re fine enough but all we can really expect is a snapshot of the market.

What do you think?

alex williams