Tag: Amazon Cloud Pricing

Kroger using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon | CNBC

Kroger using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon | CNBC

For Kroger, that fear has become more obvious by the day. In August, Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion and instantly cut prices at the upscale grocer. CNBC has also been reporting on Amazon’s potential efforts to crack the pharmacy market, another reason for Kroger to be concerned. Kroger gets about 9 percent of […]

Google Expands Per Second Billing Option for Cloud Customers

Google Expands Per Second Billing Option for Cloud Customers

Google Group Product Manager Paul Nash paradoxically informed Google cloud customers not to get too excited by it, as enterprises already signed up for Google’s existing per-minute billing option will see very little savings by moving to a per-second model—as small as a fraction of 1 percent. The real savings will come from moving from […]

Cloud compute pricing bakeoff: Google vs. AWS vs. Microsoft Azure | ZDNet

Cloud compute pricing bakeoff: Google vs. AWS vs. Microsoft Azure | ZDNet

Like everything in enterprise technology, pricing can be a bit complicated. Here’s an analysis from RightScale looking at how discounts alter the cloud pricing equation. Google comes out cheapest in most scenarios. With Amazon Web Services hosting its annual conference this week, talk about the price for performance and agility equation will be everywhere. Knowing […]

Oracle is starting a price war with Amazon | Business Insider

Oracle is starting a price war with Amazon | Business Insider

So Amazon built a service that does it for them, called Amazon Web Services Database Migration Service (DMS) . It promises to easily move Oracle’s customers (and other databases) to Amazon’s database in the AWS cloud. Now, Oracle is fighting back. It has launched its own AWS-killer cloud service, (aka Infrastructure as a Service) and wants […]

Cloud computing pricing: Beware the bill shock | ZDNet

Cloud computing pricing: Beware the bill shock | ZDNet

One of the benefits of cloud computing that’s often touted by providers is cutting costs: rather than having the hassle and expense of buying servers and equipping data centers, and paying for staff to maintain them, companies can offload their workloads to the cloud, where economies of scale around the infrastructure mean that costs are […]

New public cloud pricing models sweep the enterprise | TechTarget

New public cloud pricing models sweep the enterprise | TechTarget

Cloud providers kicked off 2016 with numerous price cuts and new cloud pricing models. Big vendors such as Amazon Web Services, Azure and Google are reducing prices on older technology to make way for newer products, such as reserved instance types, as well as trying to get enterprises to move to cloud. “Competitive cost cutting […]

Price isn’t everything: Google bets big on machine learning | SearchCloudComputing

Price isn’t everything: Google bets big on machine learning | SearchCloudComputing

Google is in a tenuous situation. Amazon has the early lead and tremendous pace of innovation, while IBM and Microsoft have deep roots with enterprise customers and know how to work on a broad range of workloads at scale, Reichman said. If those companies are viewed as the bookends of the public cloud market, Google […]

Cloud market moving to higher value services rather than commodity pricing | V3

Cloud market moving to higher value services rather than commodity pricing | V3

The latest Cloud Price Index report from analyst 451 Research claims to show that, rather than being dominated by cut-throat commodity pricing, the cloud market sees customers increasingly looking for value-added services, and providers are moving up the stack to meet this demand and maintain profits. “Despite all the noise about cloud becoming a commodity, […]

451 Research: Cloud Race To The Bottom Is ‘Red Herring’ | TechWeek Europe

451 Research: Cloud Race To The Bottom Is ‘Red Herring’ | TechWeek Europe

“In short, price doesn’t matter,” said 451 Research today. “Despite all the noise about cloud becoming a commodity, our research demonstrates a very limited relationship between price and market share. Certainly, being cheap doesn’t guarantee more revenue, and being expensive doesn’t guarantee less,” said research director Owen Rogers. “In fact, the real drama is the […]

New research reveals potential cloud pricing headaches for European customers | Cloud Tech News

New research reveals potential cloud pricing headaches for European customers | Cloud Tech News

The report, which aims to give enterprises insight into the cloud pricing landscape, argues the market in Europe is maturing, but issues are not likely to appear immediately. “With demand likely to increase, we don’t think the European cloud market is facing serious price pressure in the short term, as long as it is suitably […]