Microsoft’s new cloud price cuts benefit top-tier customers most

Competitive cost-cutting between clouds comes in cycles, and it seems Amazon and Microsoft have ushered in a new phase. Right after Amazon unveiled a new reserved instance type, Microsoft sliced prices for a slew of virtual machines on Microsoft Azure. Even steeper discounts are available on top of that, but for Enterprise Agreement customers only. [ […] Read more »

Amazon cuts cost of running Oracle’s database in its cloud

Amazon Web Services now lets companies run Oracle’s database for about 3 cents per hour, while at the same time adding more options for enterprises that want to move high-performance workloads to the cloud. The offering that makes this possible is Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service), which aims to offer cheap and resizable capacity, and […] Read more »