5 Things I Learned While Trying to Understand Today's Cloud Pricing

I went digging in the weeds of the current cloud pricing battlefield to understand what is going on so you don't have to. Here's what I learned matters a lot, a little, and just enough.

While price isn’t and shouldn’t be the most important factor when evaluating cloud service providers, the fact of the matter is, it does matter quite a bit. Being able to get a sense of what your monthly or yearly bill will be is important for budgeting. Unfortunately, cloud pricing isn’t a very opaque subject. To make matters worse, the major public cloud providers, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, are regularly trying to out do the others with changes to their pricing and discount structures. In this slideshow, I’ve gathered five important factors that experts say you need to consider when thinking about public cloud pricing. 

Learn more about cloud pricing when you attend Interop ITX, April 30 - May 4 in Las Vegas, and attend the session Cloud Price War: Metrics for Comparing Public and Private Cloud.


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