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Amazon undercuts Google's cloud prices - providing you can pay up front

Amazon undercuts Google's cloud prices - providing you can pay up front | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Amazon has introduced a way to pay for cloud infrastructure that undercuts Google – provided you're willing to shell out up front towards at least one year of use.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has changed the way it charges for its Reserved Instance (RI) compute infrastructure on its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). EC2 customers pay for Reserved Instance infrastructure whether they use it or not, unlike EC2's On Demand Instances.

The charges for Reserved Instances are no longer split into light, medium and heavy usage but instead reflect how much a user is willing to pay up front.

Users can chose to pay no up-front costs, or some or all of the costs up front, and must commit to paying for one or three years of usage. A table produced by the cloud portfolio management company RightScale summarises the available payment options below.

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Cash is king and Amazon as a Bank

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Gartner: 1/3 of consumer data will be stored in the cloud by '16

Consumer adoption of cloud services will continue to increase in the coming years, with one-third of personal data being stored in the cloud by 2016, Gartner predicts.

Today, only about 7% of personal data is stored in the cloud. But, Gartner researchers say the ability for consumers to capture data on their smartphones and tablets, using cameras and video recording devices, will drive the need to store data outside of local traditional options, such as on a personal computer hard drive or an external hard drive. Plus, the advent of technology allowing data to be automatically uploaded to the cloud, will mean that 36% of consumer data will be stored in the cloud within four years.

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Cloudwatt : une quarantaine de partenaires signés

Cloudwatt : une quarantaine de partenaires signés | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Première grosse plate-forme Cloud OpenStack européenne, Cloudwatt commence à intéresser le channel. Son directeur de la stratégie et du marketing Pierre Paperon, expose la philosophie de la société en la matière.Alors que ses premières offrescommencent tout juste à être commercialisées*, Cloudwatt revendique déjà une quarantaine de partenaires signés. Essentiellement des intégrateurs systèmes et dans une moindre mesure des éditeurs indépendants. Mais il faudra encore patienter avant que la liste ne soit dévoilée. Seul partenaire officiel : APX qui a révélé la signature d’un contrat au cours de l’été.


« Les partenaires sont une partie critique de la stratégie de Cloudwatt », explique Pierre Paperon, son directeur de la stratégie, du marketing, de la communication et du e-commerce. Ils pourraient représenter 30% de son activité à terme. Le fournisseur de Cloud compte notamment sur le channel pour aider les clients à migrer sur son IaaS et pour leur fournir des applications hébergées sur son infrastructure.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Sur un marché encore frileux, la patience et la résilience paient... Bravo à toute l'équipe !

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