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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 […]

Microsoft raises Surface prices because of Brexit | PC Retail

Microsoft raises Surface prices because of Brexit | PC Retail

Microsoft has announced an increase in pricing for its Surface and Surface Book computers in the UK by more than £400 for some models as a result of post-Brexit sterling valuation drops. This is not an unprecedented move as the likes of Sonos, Apple and HP have all raised prices of computers, speakers and apps by […]

Microsoft CEO admits tech prices could rise as ‘hard’ Brexit takes grip | Daily Express

Microsoft CEO admits tech prices could rise as ‘hard’ Brexit takes grip | Daily Express

The software giant chief claims businesses would have to revisit their pricing strategy unless there is a significant growth in the falling currency. Theresa May is expected to announce a clean break from the European Union, with Tuesday’s speech likely to feature her intentions to take Britain out of the single market. The Prime Minister’s […]

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 […]

New pricing model for encoding with Azure Media Services coming in January 2017 | Microsoft Azure

New pricing model for encoding with Azure Media Services coming in January 2017 | Microsoft Azure

Based on customer demand and feedback, starting January 1, 2017, we will implement a new pricing model for on-demand encoding of media with Azure Media Services. For the Standard Encoder and Premium Encoder, we will be calculating usage based on the total duration of the media files produced as output by the encoder. Based on […]