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The Secret World of IaaS Pricing


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The Secret World of IaaS Pricing

  1. 1. The Secret World of IaaS Pricing With: The ProfitBricks 30 Minute Webinar Series:
  2. 2. WELCOME Cloud Computing 2.02 • Welcome to the ProfitBricks 30 Minute Webinar! • Today’s Program: • “The Secret World of IaaS Pricing” • Why Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) pricing is confusing • Breaking down the impact of temporary storage, tiered vs configurable instances, and performance • How hidden costs like support and IOPS can surprise you on your bill Pete Johnson Cloud Platform Evangelist ProfitBricks @nerdguru Kenny Li Co-Founder & CEO Cloud Spectator @KennyMuLi
  3. 3. 3 • Founded in 2010, 125 Employees (July– 2013) • Global Cloud Computing Service – IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) – operations in Berlin, Germany and Boston, MA, • No legacy infrastructure, hardware or provisioning systems • Focus on delivering pure IaaS services with market leading price/performance ratios • Strong roadmap with additional DC’s and Innovative Cloud Computing Infrastructure ABOUT PROFITBRICKS
  4. 4. QUESTIONS, SLIDES, ETC Cloud Computing 2.04 • To ask a question: simply enter your questions in the GoToWebinar box • These slides will be made available on SlideShare
  5. 5. • Founded in 2011, 10 employees • Performance and Pricing analytics across the IaaS industry • Fully automated benchmarking suite to capture performance capabilities and fluctuation throughout time across public IaaS providers • Working to establish a standard in IaaS performance in the industry. About Cloud Spectator
  6. 6. Has run benchmarks on:
  7. 7. Cloud Computing 2.07 IAAS PRICING IN GENERAL What do you think about IaaS pricing? Is pricing straightforward or is it confusing?
  8. 8. NON-OBVIOUS STORAGE DIFFERENCES Cloud Computing 2.08 What’s the difference between types of storage you get with IaaS compute offerings?
  9. 9. COMPARING APPLES TO ORANGES Cloud Computing 2.09
  10. 10. COMPARING APPLES TO APPLES Cloud Computing 2.010
  11. 11. TIERED VS CONFIGURABLE SIZES Cloud Computing 2.011 How do tiered vs configurable sizes impact customer cost?
  12. 12. FINANCIAL IMPACT OF CONFIGURABLE VS TIERED INSTANCES Cloud Computing 2.012 0 50 100 150 200 250 m1.small m1.medium m1.large m1.xlarge m3.2xlarge c1.medium c1.xlarge cc2.8xlarge m2.xlarge m2.2xlarge m2.4xlarge cr1.8xlarge hi1.4xlarge hs1.8xlarge Cores RAM AWS Tiered Sizes ProfitBricks Cores & RAM Configurable GUI Sliders
  13. 13. PERFORMANCE Cloud Computing 2.013 Does performance matter?
  14. 14. PERFORMANCE = $ Cloud Computing 2.014 Why buy 4 CPUs when you can get similar performance out of 1 CPU?
  15. 15. OTHER COST FACTORS Cloud Computing 2.015 What about other costs like 24/7 telephone support & IOPS? Are those standard across providers?
  16. 16. SUMMARY Cloud Computing 2.016 • IaaS pricing is confusing, be careful what you are comparing with different vendors • Be aware of: • Temporary storage vs redundant block storage • Tiered vs configurable instance sizes • Performance differences = $ • Potentially hidden costs like phone support and IOPS
  17. 17. THANK YOU + QUESTIONS Cloud Computing 2.017 • Thanks for attending! Pete Johnson Cloud Platform Evangelist ProfitBricks @nerdguru Kenny Li Co-Founder & CEO Cloud Spectator @KennyMuLi As a reminder, you can ask questions: Start a 14-Day Free Trial or contact a ProfitBricks Cloud Account Executive: or Call: 1-866-852-8229 Download the companion white paper: Secret World of Cloud Computing IaaS Pricing