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:
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.