Cost Optimisation

Don’t get Caught Out by AWS Data Egress Fees…

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It’s no secret that AWS, like most cloud providers, charge nothing for data ingress.  It’s free to put your data in to the cloud, yet they do charge for data egress – getting your data back out again.  This fact is often overlooked when modelling the business case for cloud versus on premise. Recently NASA have committed to upload hundreds of petabytes of data in to AWS, and it seems they failed to factor egress costs into their business case.… Read More »Don’t get Caught Out by AWS Data Egress Fees…

Cloud Computing is too Expensive (Says Mark Zuckerberg)

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At a recent conference about bio-sequencing, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, called out that cloud computing costs are getting way too expensive, and that this is holding up advancements in medical research. He specifically called out AWS (Amazon Web Services) and jokingly suggested he may call Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to discuss. Perhaps he has a point in relation to this specific use case – genome sequencing is hugely compute intensive and is an expensive process whether you run it… Read More »Cloud Computing is too Expensive (Says Mark Zuckerberg)