Cloud providers Google, AWS and Microsoft are doing some spring-cleaning -
out with the old, in with the new - when it comes to pricing services.
With the latest cuts, here's a news flash: There's a new business model
driving cloud that is every bit as exponential in growth -- with order of
magnitude improvements to pricing -- as Moore's Law has been to computing.
Let's call it "Bezos' Law," and go straight to the math
Bezos' law is the observation that, over the history of cloud, a unit of
computing power price is reduced by 50% approximately every 3 years
If Bezos' law reflects reality, most enterprises should dump their
datacenters and move to the public cloud. Let's factor in recent events.
Google was first to announce "deep" cuts in on-demand instance pricing across
the board. GigaOm's Barb Darrow was quick to capture the excitement: And
bam: Google cuts on-dema... (more)
Editor's note: An abridged version of this post ran last week on
the Gigaom blog.
With an ear to the ground and an eye on the sky, Gigaom's Barb Darrow
chronicles the competitive factors shaping the bumpy journey that is cloud
computing among the superpowers (AWS in fight of its life as customers like
Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing). Wherever you stand on the
debate over which cloud giant will reign supreme, it's clear the economic
forces shaping the market are evolving quickly.
Now comes new cloud computing data based on Total Cost of Infrastructure
(TCOI) pr... (more)
Most people are aware that Windows Server 2003 is coming to the End of
Support (EOS) on July 14th 2015. This means enterprises are more or less
forced to stop running applications on the WS2003 Operating System, migrate
them to a newer OS or replace them. EOS dramatically changes the solid
"run-your-business operating platform" to one where there will be no security
patches, no compliance and escalating costs. There are few events that open
up such large security concerns, throw compliance out the window and have a
greater than million dollar price tag all at the same time.
There are people who take life slowly, accept it on its terms, meditate, read
about meditation, and internalize books like "Wherever You Go, There You
Are," a bestseller by a guy with a hyphenated name. I'm more of a Malcolm
Gladwell fan -- Outliers or his newest book "David and Goliath: Underdogs,
Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants."
Maybe I'm just naturally the type that will spend 10,000 hours practicing,
sharpening, mastering, thinking about the advantages a startup has over
leaders in the market, getting back in the game. I've been in enterprise
software for 30 years a... (more)
Greg O'Connor's Session at Cloud Expo
I do dream in color, not always vivid color, but color just the same. Today,
I was awakened by one of my 5 boys in the middle of a great dream about the
future. In my dream, I was in a big white room just as a door was opening and
someone was about to walk in. Who was that? That's when I was awakened.
Don't you hate dream interruption? Or Idruption? Quick note, I heard the iPad
comes with an Idruption finisher, those guys at Apple are so innovative.
What I do recall from my dream was that it was the summer of 2012, and Jeff
Bezos, Paul Sagan a... (more)