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Parallel Archiving System supports web applications that are periodically renewed, frequently changed in design and supporting technologies, and are required to keep the previous periods’ applications operational in parallel with the current period application to form an easy-to-access archive for historical data. The system implements each period’s application with a virtual machine to preserve the technologies and deploys it in a cloud platform. This paper studies the costs of a cloud-based Parallel Archiving System that include the cost of virtual machine, database server, data storage, business transactions and website traffic. This study will help a manager in determining how many of previous periods’ applications an organization can afford to run for a given budget.