How can we measure the cloud-based services?

In a cloud-computing environment we pay for the services that we use. So main criteria to measure a cloud based service its usage.

For computing resource we measure by usage in terms of time and the power of computing resource.

For a storage resource we measure by usage in terms of bytes (giga bytes) and bandwidth used in data transfer.

Another important aspect of measuring a cloud service is its availability. A cloud provider has to specify the service level agreement (SLA) for the time for which service will be available in cloud.

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