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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

Cloud Computing Trends: 2017 State of the Cloud Survey

In January 2017, RightScale conducted its sixth annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service. In 2017, we see several new themes emerging: a narrowing race among public cloud providers, decrease in private cloud adoption, a renewed focus among enterprises on optimizing cloud costs, and strong growth in Docker.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

How Telcos and Other MSPs Are Succeeding in Cloud

With the advent and strong adoption of public cloud services, the initial strategy of many telcos and larger MSPs was to build their own public or private clouds. However, as hyperscale clouds have continued to expand their service capabilities, service providers are now shifting their strategies. As their customers are quickly adopting public cloud from the hyperscale providers, forward-thinking...Read more

How to Compare AWS vs Azure vs Google vs SoftLayer

If you’re taking a strategic approach to your cloud strategy, it's not as simple as choosing Cloud A and putting every workload in Cloud A. Instead, you need to consider the requirements for each application or workload and select the cloud that is the best fit. To make it easier, we’ve broken down the key differences among public cloud vendors as they pertain to storage, container services, and...Read more
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