The cloud has revolutionized information technology and the data center in many ways. It has eased the burden on IT. It has allowed companies to backup data with confidence. If you ask anyone on the business side, however, the first thing they’re likely to mention is cost. Is cloud more or less expensive than on premise? How do I quantify the benefit of scale?
Over the past three years we have seen the cost of cloud decline significantly. In 2018, there is no reason to expect this trend to stop, and the other great trend of increasing performance should also stay strong. This is a boon for businesses of all sizes, and should allow some other interesting trends to develop. In this article, we’ll look at three exciting projections for the coming year that will come out of this increasing performance-to-price relationship, and what they mean for you… (continue reading)