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Azure and AWS Reserved instance options

Azure and AWS Reserved instance options 15/04/2018

You’ve been looking at your cloud and you don’t like the cost of pay as you go – sure it’s flexible but you really do pay for it. You’ve also looked at your usage and you’ve realised that its actually pretty flat – no real bursting, growth is contained and broadly flat. But here’s the thing – you don’t want to be tied down to a long-term contract, which with Azure making inroads into the market, AWS are now very keen on doing. So, what do you do:

  • Pay for the flexibility – doesn’t feel right to pay for something you aren’t using
  • Lock yourself in to a reserved instance model that means you’re stuck with AWS, potentially for three years to unlock the real savings

Wouldn’t it be great to have a third option taking advantage of both flexible licensing and reduced cost? Well now you can. You can buy reserved instances for six months, nine months, sixteen months – in fact basically whatever period of time you want to meet your needs. There is a commodities market in reserved instances – really. It’s not well known but it exists.

We can work with you to deliver bespoke terms on reserve instances through the secondary market, meaning you can save money and retain flexibility. Come and speak to us – we here you help you optimise your cloud.

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