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

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

Cloud Computing Trend – Minus the Hype


If you subtract the hype, cloud computing is moving as a tortoise – slow and steady, more slow than steady. Will it win the race? May be; but not next year. The question is where we will be one year down the line. [You need to read this post in conjunction with my earlier post … Continue reading