Tag: Microsoft Cloud Pricing

Are Cloud Companies Moving Away from Pricing Transparency?: eDiscovery Trends | JDSupra

Are Cloud Companies Moving Away from Pricing Transparency?: eDiscovery Trends | JDSupra

Last May, I wrote a post asking if pricing transparency is finally happening in eDiscovery.  Here’s an article where the trend seems to be reversing – at least for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS, aka cloud) companies in general.  And, what the heck is a SaaS “unicorn”? In his article on OpenView – Why SaaS Companies Are Moving […]

Alibaba Could Take Kroger to the Next Level Fast | The Motley Fool

Alibaba Could Take Kroger to the Next Level Fast | The Motley Fool

A worthy opponent If a merger occurs, Kroger would become even more of a powerhouse in groceries, and a solid investment candidate. It’s already a quality company that has been knocked back due to the investments in pricing it needed to make to compete with Amazon and Walmart. The Amazon purchase of Whole Foods scared […]

Four Ways To Avoid Vendor Lock-In When Moving To The Public Cloud | Forbes

Four Ways To Avoid Vendor Lock-In When Moving To The Public Cloud | Forbes

Today, the cloud market is dominated by a few mega-providers: Amazon, Google and Microsoft. On the surface, they deliver a similar looking set of infrastructure, with the virtual machine being the basic computational unit. Under the hood, however, there are important differences among them. While moving an application from one virtualization format to another is […]

Factors Likely to Decide Kroger’s (KR) Fate in Q3 Earnings | Nasdaq.com

Factors Likely to Decide Kroger’s (KR) Fate in Q3 Earnings | Nasdaq.com

Kroger’s top – line has been also benefiting from Customer 1st strategy, digital efforts and recent buyouts. Third-quarter revenue is projected to come in at $27,307 million, up 2.8% year over year. However, stiff competition, volatility in food prices, an aggressive promotional environment and waning store traffic remain the primary headwinds with which Kroger is […]

Cloud pricing discussions at AWS re:Invent? Your cheat sheet to a complicated topic | Diginomica

Cloud pricing discussions at AWS re:Invent? Your cheat sheet to a complicated topic | Diginomica

As AWS re:Invent kicks off the post-Thanksgiving holiday interregnum it is worth opening the kimono on cloud pricing. Let’s be clear from the get-go – it’s complicated and coming up with the right cost profile is far from easy. Although AWS controls and dominates the proceedings, many of the attendees use the cloud-savvy, budget-flush demographic […]

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 […]

Amazon Web Services shakes up cloud pricing with per-second billing  |Hi Tech Beacon

Amazon Web Services shakes up cloud pricing with per-second billing |Hi Tech Beacon

Amazon Web Services customers will soon pay for their elastic cloud compute (EC2) Linux instances and elastic block store (EBS) volumes by the second instead of by the hour, the company announced today. AWS has offered per-hour billing since launching services in 2006. Per second billing for all new and existing Linux instances on EC2 […]

Oracle introduces new cloud pricing models with further glance at beating AWS | Cloud Tech News

Oracle introduces new cloud pricing models with further glance at beating AWS | Cloud Tech News

Oracle OpenWorld may still be a couple of weeks away, but Larry Ellison gave a glimpse of what to expect in San Francisco with the announcement of new licensing and pricing structures – promising to beat Amazon by at least 50% on cost. Ellison, Oracle’s CTO, took to the stage to not only discuss the […]

Google antes up its own cloud migration appliance | ZDNet

Google antes up its own cloud migration appliance | ZDNet

Now that Google is getting serious about pursuing the enterprise cloud business, it too is getting into the migration appliance space. The logistics are similar – you go online and order the device, and then it’s shipped to you for a set period of time before you send it back. But, not surprisingly, the designs […]

Public cloud pricing may be a double edge sword | Computer Dealer News

Public cloud pricing may be a double edge sword | Computer Dealer News

Recently, OVH placed second overall in North American-based public cloud suppliers from the Cloud Spectator report. Cloud Spectator is a Boston-based research and consulting firm that analyzes cloud performance along with price comparing all competitors. OVH was first in the European ranking from Cloud Spectator. Combey does not see a price war with cloud because […]