Thrice, in a trice, IBM cloud cuts prices | The Register

IBM has cut the price of cloud services three times in a week.

It’s far from unusual for clouds to cut prices: AWS and Azure often trade price cuts and say they’re duty bound to pass them on as their economies of scale improve.

IBM, however, enjoys a lowly position on Gartner’s most recent Magic Quadrant for infrastructure as a service. The analyst firm said the IBM Cloud could only offer a “disjointed experience:”, and added both partners and customers had to accept an “uncertain roadmap”.

We know that IBM’s working on a new cloud. And it seems that while we wait some price cuts are in order.

WebSphere, IBM virtual servers, and Watson Discovery customers are the lucky beneficiaries of the cuts.

Watson Discovery: Standard Plan axed, Advanced Plan gets more options
Deepika Devarajan last week announced cheaper options for the Watson Discover cloudy AI engine.

The company has discontinued the “Standard Plan”, replacing it with a more granular Advanced Plan price sheet.

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