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Cloud Cost Analysis

Cloud Cost Analysis

Cloud cost analysis can be difficult because cloud providers offer different pricing models, unique discounting options, and frequent price cuts. For the major cloud providers — AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and IBM Bluemix — we routinely analyze the latest discounts and price reductions to show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and for which use cases.

AWS Reserved Instances vs. Google Committed Use Discounts

Today Google announced the latest salvo in the cloud pricing wars, Committed Use Discounts, which are a competitor to AWS Reserved Instances. We compared AWS Reserved Instances (RIs) vs. Google Committed Use Discounts (CUDs) to see which one provides the lowest cost to users.Read more

AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Pricing: Compute Instances

Comparing cloud pricing is complicated. It can be difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons because cloud providers offer different pricing models, unique discounting options, and frequent price cuts. This article dives down into the details to show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and under which circumstances.Read more

Cloud Costs: Gain Full Visibility with Plugin Costs

Getting a full picture of cloud costs can be challenging. Most enterprises receive bills from several cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers as well as SaaS providers. In addition, there are a variety of private cloud costs, software license costs, and internal overhead costs. Learn how you can aggregate and analyze all of your cloud costs in one place.Read more

How to Manage Cloud Costs via a Single API

At RightScale, we are helping customers as they move toward automated outcomes where data and analytics are used to drive action. The Cloud Analytics API can help you progress toward a more automated approach to managing cloud costs. We show you three ways you can use it to optimize instance costs.Read more

Get Showback Reporting for AWS, Azure and More Clouds

In May we released a brand-new RightScale Cloud Analytics dashboard for managing all your AWS costs as well as your instance costs for Azure, Google, SoftLayer, OpenStack, and VMware and other public and private clouds. Today we are releasing a new feature that will enable showback reporting for cloud costs across your enterprise.Read more

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