Whether in reaction to economic conditions, or taking advantage of the leveling off of the core services that used to differentiate cloud providers, companies are beginning to take a closer look at their cloud sprawl and spend. Some are resetting strategies by taking things back in house; some are going in the opposite direction and spreading workloads across multiple providers to find the best fit for their business; and some are using this inflection point to reconsider whether they want to continue building on a legacy centralized architecture or prepare for a more decentralized and distributed future.
So while things like egress costs and price performance appear to be about saving money, what they’re really about — to me — is something more profound: the beginning of a new phase for cloud computing that shifts control back to the customer.
“Linode has phenomenally-generous bandwidth that, all told, has shown us savings of around 60% over AWS even without considering the savings on hardware,” said Jonathan. “It’s easy to get new servers whenever we want, the Linode API is extremely reliable, and pricing is never a surprise. We also use Linode Managed Databases, and we’ve found that Linode’s CPU performance per dollar blows everyone else out of the water.”Jonathan Oliver, CEO, Smarty
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