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Read the RedMonk report on getting the most for your IaaS dollar

Analysts have a tough job when comparing and analyzing IaaS options for their customers. Cloud service providers offer different services with different SLAs, based on hardware that you really shouldn’t have to worry about, and all with varying pricing models.

Which is why Oracle appreciates that the developer-focused analyst firm RedMonk took the time to dig in to the details in a recent article IaaS Pricing Patterns and Trends 2018.

The report highlights the providers that offer the most compute, disk, and memory at various pricing levels and list prices. Here are two highlights:

  • “Oracle in particular is pricing aggressively on this front, offering more memory per dollar across all of their instances. They offer roughly 2.5x more memory/dollar in their VM.Standard2.24 instance as compared to their next nearest competitor."
  • “According to Oracle, 1 of their OCPUs is equivalent to 2 vCPUs, and on that basis Oracle emerges as the pricing leader for compute, offering the highest amount of vCPU compute capacity per dollar spent. Other providers are clustered with no clear competitive standouts.”

The report is based on prices in the lowest-cost US-based region, with no special pricing or discounts.

With Oracle, it just gets better from there. Oracle provides discounts through a Universal Credits model instead of requiring a commitment to specific reserved instances (with a pre-defined region, size, or OS) that limit your flexibility. Oracle provides discounts based on committed spend and the length of commitment, with the flexibility to use any IaaS or PaaS service. Mix, match, and change freely between resources or regions at any time. Any overages also receive the same discount.

Take a moment to read RedMonk’s article. Then, give Oracle Cloud a try.

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