Tag: Cloud Pricing

Does Oracle’s AWS Pricing Increase Make Strategic Sense? | Forbes

Does Oracle’s AWS Pricing Increase Make Strategic Sense? | Forbes

What Exactly Happened? As first reported by in a blog post by U.K.-based Oracle consultant Tim Hall, Oracle changed something called the “Oracle Processor Core Factor” from .5 to 1 for deployments on AWS and Azure. “This change in licensing terms effectively doubles the licensing requirements for some cloud implementations,” said Craig Guarente, CEO of Oracle licensing consultancy Palisade […]

IBM Announces New Pricing Model to Change Economics of Cloud Storage | IBM

IBM Announces New Pricing Model to Change Economics of Cloud Storage | IBM

LAS VEGAS – IBM InterConnect – 20 Mar 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled new additions to the IBM Cloud Object Storage family. The company is offering clients new choices for archival data and a new pricing model to more easily apply intelligence to unpredictable data patterns using analytics and cognitive tools. IBM also announced an expanded partnership […]

SuperChoice takes shine to cloud ‘spot pricing’ | iTnews

SuperChoice takes shine to cloud ‘spot pricing’ | iTnews

Cuts cost out of infrastructure services. SuperChoice is reworking its applications to run across multiple public clouds, enabling the company to take advantage of “spot pricing” and significantly lower its infrastructure costs. Chief information officer Ian Gibson told iTnews that the company, which provides hosted superannuation management and clearing house software, conducted its own research […]

Is there a best-fit pricing model for public cloud management services?-2 | Microland

Is there a best-fit pricing model for public cloud management services?-2 | Microland

In my previous blog, traditional pricing models and the typical characteristics of public cloud management. So the question to ask is, will the long established pricing models work here? T&M is evergreen but risky for customers, thus forcing them to quickly move away from this model. Providers do not want to go with fixed price […]

Is Your Data Center Pricing Page Hurting Your Sales Cycle? | SPHomeRun

Is Your Data Center Pricing Page Hurting Your Sales Cycle? | SPHomeRun

Traditional Colocation Pricing Model Have Negative Impact on Sales Customers require cooling capacity and space that they can grow into without making use of the conditioned UPS power for a while. This trend is normal as it is quite rare for a data center tenant to utilize 100% of the leased space. There are many factors […]

Cloud wars: Amazon Web Services expands pricing API in new effort to show cost savings | GeekWire

Cloud wars: Amazon Web Services expands pricing API in new effort to show cost savings | GeekWire

The ability to choose from a wide range of computing and storage services is one of cloud computing’s big draws, but saving money is probably even a bigger motivator. Amazon Web Services is trying to make this simpler by releasing an API providing pricing data for every AWS service, rather than just for the 13 selected services […]

Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017? | InformationWeek

Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017? | InformationWeek

Competition and price cutting might be good for cloud customers, but the glory days of low prices might not make it into 2017. For several years, competition in the cloud computing services market has stayed at an all-time high. Providers both large and small offered deeply discounted pricing on SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS in order […]

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 […]

Brexit bombshell: Microsoft raises cloud pricing 22% for UK businesses | TechRepublic

Brexit bombshell: Microsoft raises cloud pricing 22% for UK businesses | TechRepublic

UK enterprises using Microsoft software and cloud services will face a price increase on January 1, 2017, to align the pound with the Euro post-Brexit, Microsoft announced last week. “From January, British pound prices for on-premises enterprise software will increase by 13% to realign close to euro levels,” a press release stated. “Most enterprise cloud […]

Oracle’s Larry Ellison sets his sights on AWS and Azure, but doesn’t yet have the muscle to challenge them | Tech2

Oracle’s Larry Ellison sets his sights on AWS and Azure, but doesn’t yet have the muscle to challenge them | Tech2

Oracle dropped a bombshell at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco when they unveiled their second-generation cloud infrastructure. The bombshell in question is the fact that Oracle will now offer a “Dense IO Shape VM-type platform” that offers 28.8TB of space, 512GB of RAM and 36 CPU cores for the rock-bottom price of $5.4 per […]