When cloud computing first started gaining significant enterprise adoption around 2010 or so, it was hailed as a cost saver over in-house datacenters. And perhaps it still is, long term. Yet many industry pundits now praise cloud as a more effective, flexible system that offers competitive advantages, and requires greater expense. Whatever the case, the many costs of cloud cause companies no small amount of confusion. To provide guidance, I spoke with Kim Weins, VP of Marketing at Rightscale. Weins is widely regarded as a top expert in the costs of cloud computing.
The topics we covered:
1) The question is complex and can't be answered, yet I'll ask it anyway: which major cloud vendor is the "cheapest," AWS, Azure or Google Cloud?
3) Cloud providers offer an array of next-gen tools like artificial intelligence and machine learning. How do these tools influence comparing cloud costs?
4) The cloud market is often said to be in a "race to the bottom" price-wise. What do you see for the future of cloud costs?
Please join us for an in-depth discussion about cloud computing.
VP of Marketing, Rightscale