Get Started with the Cloud: Learning & Demos for New Users and Startups

Play Get Started with the Cloud: Learning & Demos for New Users and Startups

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    Guilherme​Mota

    Very nice for the beginners.

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    carlospined​ag

    Which is the better option for developers and testers in terms of cost/benefit?

    1. With AWS EC2 you pay per hour. AWS offer new low cost EC2 Instances with burstable performance starting with 1 GB in RAM. Very good option in terms of cost-performance.

    2. With Google you pay per minute.(minimum 10 minutes). Google offer two configurations with shared cores (614 MB and 1.7 GB RAM). With the "Sustained Use Discounts" you can reach an effective discount of 30%

    3. With Azure you pay per minute. Azure offers only one configuration with shared cores (768 MB in RAM). But SQLServer needs at least 1 GB in RAM...

    The "shared core" option is less expensive because you pay ONLY when your VM is consuming cycles of CPU (in other words, when App Server and DBMS are running; non waiting for requests).

    Could Azure offer more configurations with shared cores and more memory?

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