VSHN.timer #159: Always Sunny In The Rich Cloud’s World

24. Oct 2022

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about businesses working all night, working all day, to pay the Cloud bills they have to pay, ain’t it sad? And still, there never seems to be a single penny left for them. That’s too bad.

1. David Heinemeier Hansson, of Basecamp, Hey, and Ruby on Rails fame, argues that renting computers on the Cloud is a bad deal for medium-sized companies with stable growth; in their case, it means over half a million dollars per year for services from Amazon just to run Hey!


2. The world economy is heading into recession, and according to a new study, 81% of executives and directors have ordered to reduce or take on no additional cloud spending. Is this the end of an era?


3. Speaking about slowing cloud spending, Docker is increasing prices between 14% and 28% this week and is also restricting the size of Team accounts to 100 users, pushing affected organizations to upgrade. You might want to review your contract quickly.


4. Wanclouds commissioned a survey of more than 500 U.S. IT decision-makers in Q3 of 2022 and compiled the results into the 2022 Cloud Cost and Optimization Outlook. In a nutshell: Cloud spending is slowing down, and Kubernetes appears as a major driver of Cloud costs.


5. The VSHN.timer tool of the week is the AWS Pricing Google Sheets add-on, adding the latest AWS pricing data in your spreadsheets, making it easy to perform cloud cost analysis directly without error-prone copy-and-paste from pricing websites. It even tracks the latest discounts from AWS!


How do you manage cloud costs in your organization? Do you think you must leave, you have to go, to Las Vegas or Monaco? Would you like to suggest some cost-saving tips to our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

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PS3: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about business: #15, #26, #35, #41, #70, #112, and #141.

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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