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Keeping Your Cloud Costs Under Control 85

Tech writer David Strom offer this in-depth article on keeping your cloud costs suppressed. He writes: "Some cloud providers don’t make pricing available until you sign up for their service. Others hide pricing schedules behind complex formulae. And therein lies the challenge for an IT manager who wants to try to find the best-priced cloud: you have to read the fine print, and make sure you understand what is billable, how it is measured and priced, and when the meter starts (and stops) running. Let’s look at where you can get more precise cost information, as well as examine a few of the growing number of third-party comparison services that can help you get more control over your cloud costs."
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Keeping Your Cloud Costs Under Control

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  • Re:Unit of time (Score:5, Interesting)

    by QuantumRiff ( 120817 ) on Monday July 02, 2012 @11:14AM (#40517383)

    Plus bandwidth (incoming, between regions, etc), plus storage. Plus database size (if you use hosted one) plus dedicated IO for certain databases.. Plus Load balancers.. plus DNS queries.. Plus extra for their internal network with IPSec. minus some amounts if you purchase a "reserved instance". Then throw in just how much CPU is a "high CPU" Instance. And how does your needs map to that..

    But your right. a witty one line answer to make the previous guy feel dumb is all you really need. Its that simple.

  • And So It Begins (Score:5, Interesting)

    by StormReaver ( 59959 ) on Monday July 02, 2012 @12:23PM (#40517949)

    This is following a similar arc that the mainframe to PC story followed. Sadly, the people who are old enough to remember it are retiring, and the younger people who have not studies computing history are too ignorant to see it.

    The "cloud" nonsense is repeating history, and will have easily predictable outcomes. We will eventually be heralding the arrival of the "new" technology that allows us to have control over our own computing (but with laws that have to be circumvented or repealed due to Government totalitarianism).

    I can't help by shake my head in disbelief.

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