14 minutes | Apr 27, 2021

Basics of Cloud Economics

SHOW: Season 3, Show 2OVERVIEW: From the creators of the Internet's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, The Cloudcast, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) introduce this new podcast,  Cloudcast Basics.THE BASICS OF CLOUD ECONOMICSIntroduction & Explanation: Payment Flexibility (Free Tiers, Per-user (SaaS), On-Demand, Reserved-Instances, Usage-Credits, Spot Markets, Capacity Usage); Can Mix & Match as neededImmediate access to different parts of the stack, at different price points and different trade-off levels (IaaS vs. Serverless vs. PaaS vs. SaaS)A certain amount of IT skills can be “outsourced” to the cloud, but with more flexible payment models than legacy outsourcing. Not actually moving the people, but acquiring technology that runs itself.Discounts tend to live at the beginning (free tiers, introductory offers), and then when you start becoming “too big to leave”.Keeping track of spending is just as complicated, and sometimes more complicated than in your data center - can only spin up what you own vs. the “unlimited cloud”Pricing models continue to be complex in the cloud (per-user, per-task, per-GB, per-usage, etc.), but there are so many options that you might be able to better align it to your business needs. SUBSCRIBE: Please subscribe anywhere you get podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc.).CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotwLEARNING CLOUD COMPUTING:Here are some great places to begin your cloud journey, if you're interested in getting hands-on experience with the technology, or you'd like to build your skills towards a certification. CBT Nuggets - Training and CertificationsA Cloud Guru - Training and CertificationsCloud Academy - Training and CertificationsKatakoda - Self-Paced, Interactive LearningGitHub - Code Samples and CollaborationFEEDBACK?Web: Cloudcast Basics Email: show at cloudcastbasics dot netTwitter: @cloudcastbasics
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