Hi, JF. If you are able to accurately predict your yearly cloud utilization, look to take advantage of individual CSPs’ pricing and payment options. For example, AWS offers “Reserved Instances” for many of their EC3 services that can provide significant savings while shifting the purchase to a more traditional CAPEX model. When these options aren’t available for PaaS or SaaS types of cloud-based services such as the development tools you mentioned, check the reseller and VAR market for options to “pre-purchase” these offerings. This may require a multi-year commitment, but a large reseller is often able to provide discounts due to their higher volumes of cloud consumption.

Comment editor

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.