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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 Cloud — we routinely analyze the latest price reductions and discounts to show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and for which use cases.

Cloud Cost Allocation with RightScale Optima Billing Centers

August 14, 2017,
Posted By: Ryan O'Leary
Cloud cost allocation can be challenging for enterprises that have multiple business units and teams who are using an ever-growing number of cloud services and cloud providers. Billing Centers in RightScale Optima help you accurately allocate and report on all of your cloud costs for showback and chargeback across your organization.

AWS Reserved Instances vs. Google Committed Use Discounts

March 09, 2017,
Posted By: Kim Weins
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.

AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Pricing: Compute Instances

November 28, 2016,
Posted By: Kim Weins
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.

AWS Costs: How Much Are You Wasting?

November 15, 2016,
Posted By: Kim Weins
AWS costs can spiral out of control if you don’t optimize them. We'll show you how to determine how much you are wasting and how to fix it.