One of the values that must be evaluated in cloud solutions is management. The application lifecycle is a long period (years) divided in phases. In a dev book, we tend to talk about development or deployment phases, which we consider to be just the first part of an application's lifecycle. However, they are just the smallest part of an application's lifecycle. The longest period is production. Every phase is subject to costs:
Acquisition cost: It contains the following subcosts:
Production cost: It comprises the following expenditures:
New development cost
Dismiss or migration cost
One of the biggest mistakes that can be made in a solution is missing management costs evaluation. What happens is that a solution can have a cheap acquisition phase, but an expensive management phase during production. At last, what happens is that a solution can cost too much. Which...