Cloud computing pricing and economics
- December 10, 2018
Microsoft hopes a series of features, deployment options and price changes can convince more customers to migrate their database workloads to Azure and not to rival clouds.
- November 12, 2018
Why does private equity firm Vista Equity Partners want to pay nearly $2 billion for IT spend analytics vendor Apptio? Here's a clue: It's the rise of hybrid cloud.
- June 20, 2018
IoT sensors can produce seemingly endless streams of data, so users must beware how much to send back to the cloud to avoid jaw-dropping monthly bills.
- May 09, 2018
Microsoft added multi-master write replication and more granular cost controls to Cosmos DB to cover the broadest number of uses in the hotly competitive managed database market.
- April 16, 2018
Recently added Google and Microsoft cloud cost control tools are critical for users who want to gain insight into how corporate cloud budgets are spent.
- September 29, 2017
Amazon, Microsoft and Google have all changed their cloud pricing models this month, as the focus returns to cloud costs and which vendor offers the best deal to its users.
- May 04, 2017
Users anticipate fewer multicloud management snags with Ansible natively integrated into the latest version of Red Hat's CloudForms management platform.
- March 23, 2017
Public cloud customers have a range of storage options but still battle with complexity. IBM's Flex service is intended to ease that issue and get a leg up on the market.
- January 26, 2017
HPE scooped up cloud cost management vendor Cloud Cruiser this week, a move that might cause some users to question whether the tool will continue to offer multicloud support.
- January 25, 2017
Changes to Azure licensing options that streamline pay-as-you-go options underscore Microsoft's subscription-based business model and its commitment to channel partners.
- October 21, 2016
Google is revamping its Cloud Storage services to woo users and challenge AWS with price cuts, lifecycle management and cold storage with quicker retrieval times than Amazon Glacier.
- October 05, 2016
The latest Azure price cuts may not mean much to those using higher-level services, but they're an incentive for on-premises users Microsoft wants to entice to the cloud.
- September 16, 2016
Managing cloud costs offers different challenges than on-premises budgeting. While users and providers are getting better, it's still a maturing space.
- July 29, 2016
A cloud service agreement helps providers and users know what to expect before going into business together – but it's crucial to read the fine print and understand the different commitments for ...
- July 19, 2016
IT pros use everything from common sense to new tools to determine the best deal for running workloads in their own data centers or in the public cloud.