Amazon AWS 19th Price Reduction – a Closer Look


If you have been following me regularly then you would know that I maintain that charges for cloud services are not coming down in proportion to the routine reduction of hardware cost. So, let us examine in Amazon has reversed the trend with its latest announcement of price reduction. On 6th March, 2012 Amazon announced: … Continue reading

Proposed Google App Engine pricing demonstrates the hidden danger of cloud


In May this year, Google had announced that GAE is almost ready to graduate from Preview status and become an official Google product. Three things have been established. GAE has lost its distinctiveness and becoming a “me too” offering. It is getting out of the CPU based pricing to instance based pricing. The change in … Continue reading

Cloud – Market forces working


Some time back I had complained that price of cloud service offering are not coming down fast enough compared to the drop in hardware price reduction. But then we see the following release from Amazon – AWS. “…we’ve often told you that one of our goals is to drive down costs continuously and to pass … Continue reading

Amazon EC2 – How much has it changed in last 18 months?


Is there a significant change in the pricing? The answer is almost none – there slight decrease in the charge of higher end EC2 instances. You can see the summary status as on January 2010. So, what has actually changed? Free instance – 750 hours of micro instance with 10GB of storage free and 15GB … Continue reading

Is Cloud losing its Value Proposition


We all know that hardware prices always comes down – but have you noticed any such trend in cloud computing? So, what happens when hardware prices keep coming down and cloud services pricing remains steady? The cloud value proposition of lowering IT costs slowly disappears … right? There is no doubt that the range of … Continue reading

Cloud On-demand Hosting vs. Dedicated Server Hosting


How does the cost of dedicated hosted server solution compare with on demand hosting? For the purpose of the comparison I have selected Rackspace for dedicated server hosting and Amazon for on-demand cloud hosting. (In an earlier post I had compared the cost of different cloud providers). This is only a direct cost comparison. I … Continue reading

Cloud Economics – A Platform Comparison


Any new technology adoption happens because of one of the three reasons: Capability: It allows us to do something which was not feasible earlier Convenience: It simplifies Cost: It significantly reduces cost of doing something What is our expectation from cloud computing? As I had stated earlier, it is all about cost saving … (1) … Continue reading

Cloud Computing Service – Amazon EC2 vs Google GAE


Cloud Computing Service Service provider with large number of networked computer systems Allowing you to use a slice of that processing power and storage Shielding your program and data from others sharing the same service, and Charging you for your actual usage Value Proposition of Cloud Computing Elastic Capacity – Pay for what you actually … Continue reading

Cloud Strategy


(This post is triggered by John Gannon asking me a question about “the implication of VMware acquisition of Spring Source?”) IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service PaaS: Platform as a Service SaaS: Software as a Service The proposition: The proposition: The proposition: I will give you a virtual machine in the cloud which you can provision … Continue reading

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