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Comparing Cloud Instance Pricing: AWS vs Azure vs Google vs IBM

As cloud computing matures, the top public cloud providers are continuing to evolve their instance types and also reduce prices and add discounting options, creating opportunities to save money for the 85 percent of organizations that have a multi-cloud strategy. We show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and under which circumstances and what’s been...Read more

Where Is the $10B in Waste in Public Cloud Costs?

The public cloud providers recently announced their revenue for Q3, and the numbers are big and growing quickly. After looking at how much of the cloud providers’ revenue comes at the expense of cloud users not understanding how they can prevent wasted cloud spend, we identified three key areas for stopping waste right now.Read more

Cloud Cost Allocation with RightScale Optima Billing Centers

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.Read more

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

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