Tag: Microsoft 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 […]

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 […]

The Power BI Premium Pricing Model – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly | The White Pages

The Power BI Premium Pricing Model – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly | The White Pages

On May 3, Microsoft announced sweeping changes to the pricing of Power BI by introducing a new “Power BI Premium” SKU. The announcement itself can be found here, and there a number of other related resources worth that I am listing here for convenience: Power BI Premium is intended to address deficiencies in the current […]

Is the Google Cloud Pricing Strategy Really That Different from AWS or Microsoft? | 1redDrop

Is the Google Cloud Pricing Strategy Really That Different from AWS or Microsoft? | 1redDrop

In an interview with CNBC, Tariq Shaukat, president of customers at Google Cloud, said: “We don’t need to compete on price to be honest. We definitely compete on value more than price … but if you look at the products, (they) are hard to compare side by side.” But in the very next statement he says […]

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 […]