The question of what you pay and how much you pay in cloud services has become an ever-more pressing issue in the cloud computing industry.
But a new report by technology consultancy firm Evernote, which has tracked the changing landscape of cloud-based services, suggests there is still no clear answer on how you should pay for cloud services.
The Evernotes report, entitled The Cloud in 10 Words, has identified a number of issues that can affect the cost of cloud services, and offers a few ideas to help you navigate through the world of cloud payments.
Read more”Clouds are becoming more fragmented,” Evernotep chief technology officer Paul Tait said.
“Some of the cloud providers are making the mistake of not including certain types of services, such as paid hosting.
They don’t want to pay a premium for those types of features.
That’s not the right way to go about it.”
Tait pointed to a recent example of an online payments startup that didn’t include paid hosting, but was able to negotiate a much lower price with its customers for hosting.
“The customer was able [to] get more out of their purchase because they were paying for the hosting and the hosting wasn’t being included,” he said.
“When you’re paying for something you get a certain amount of value for that amount of time.
It’s the amount of money that the customer is actually paying for a certain service, which is usually a fixed period of time.”
The biggest obstacle to cloud payment systems is often pricing.
While many cloud services include basic pricing for hosting, storage, and bandwidth, some services include additional features, such the ability to pay per gigabyte of cloud storage.
In some cases, these additional features can be added to a cloud purchase for an extra fee.
For example, Amazon’s Everno platform, which provides hosting, has added a “cloud tier” to its services to help customers pay for storage.
Evernode says Amazon charges for this tier, but only applies it to cloud storage and not any other cloud service.
The Evernos report notes that some cloud services have an option for paying per gigabit, which allows the company to sell the same service at a lower price than it charges for the standard pricing.
In this case, the cost difference is usually the difference between the price of storage that is used by Amazon and the price paid by the customer for storage that isn’t used by the service.
This is a bit different from the traditional way in which a company might charge for a specific cloud service, such an application or application component.
But it is an example of how companies may make the decision to charge for certain features that may not necessarily be essential.
For instance, if a company has an API that provides access to a database, it could decide to charge customers for access to this database, instead of the application that is providing the API.
Eternotep says this is a case where “you are paying for features that are not really necessary for the service”.
The Eternotes report points to a number other factors that may impact the cost and value of a cloud payment system.
For instance, a company may have a specific reason for having its payment processing system run on a server owned by another company, or a company that is charging a premium to access the cloud.
In some cases though, such fees may be paid in the form of an invoice, rather than by a charge on the cloud account.
The price of an item could be reduced by the amount a customer pays for the item, or by the number of days that the product is used.
In this case there may be a limit to how many days the product can be used before it is considered as lost.
In order to avoid this, customers should consider the number and frequency of cloud purchases they make, as well as the cloud’s availability, the amount it costs to use, and the number or frequency of use of the product over time.
Tait said the Evernores report is “not intended to be a full-blown recommendation on the best cloud payment model”, but it does provide some useful advice on how to pay for services that are still in development.
“Some cloud providers may be selling their cloud service at discounted prices, but that’s not necessarily the right model for everyone,” he explained.
“There are some things to consider and pay attention to.”