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Cloud costing comparison services

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There are several services that can help you optimize your cloud spending and cut your monthly bills.

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Cloud costing comparison services

  1. 1. Cloud Costing Services David Strom AITP-STL 8/15 david@strom.com Copies of presentation: http://slideshare.net/davidstrom
  2. 2. Why bother with these services? • Find the cheapest cloud provider for a particular workload size and duration • Plan ahead by using reserved instances • Optimize your spend • Use a burstable CPU rate or distribute your workloads • Find a more cost-effective support plan
  3. 3. What you can rent these days • Azure G5: 48 GB RAM, 6.59 TB SSD, 32 cores • AWS c3: 60 GB RAM, 640 GB disk, 32 cores • Google n1: 208 GB RAM, 32 cores • Rackspace compute optimized: 240 GB RAM
  4. 4. Google vs. AWS
  5. 5. Why cloud math is tricky • How many hours are in a month?
  6. 6. AWS’ Spot Pricing
  7. 7. And price reductions!
  8. 8. Cloudorado.com
  9. 9. PlanForCloud.com
  10. 10. Cloudability.com
  11. 11. CloudHealth.com
  12. 12. So what next? • Examine your past year’s cloud bills carefully • Try out the free services first, both online and download their reports • Go wide or go deep, depending on your needs • Run a lot of sensitivity scenarios
  13. 13. Thanks for your attention! • Contact me: – david@strom.com – Twitter: @dstrom – Web: Strominator.com • Presentation slides available: – http://slideshare.net/davidstrom

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