Public vs. Private Cloud Deployment & Cost Analysis

Public vs. Private Cloud Deployment & Cost Analysis

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7 thoughts on “Public vs. Private Cloud Deployment & Cost Analysis

  1. Your costing calculations ignores hidden costs like security, GDPA tasks, audits, compliance like PCI/DSS for ecommerce payments in our case, rentals, physical security, time to build and execute cloud, cost for third party specialists of OpenStack, license for discovery and assessment tool,Migration tool migration efforts, etc.

  2. In my opinion the best option right now for small / medium enterprises are hybrid / private cloud environments utilising hyper converged technology (Nutanix) with certain Azure services (Azure AD, exchange online, SharePoint online) & office 365.

  3. I've found this out too. Public clouds are way too expensive. I'd recommend looking into renting data center space. Data center rentals have become commodities so there's a ton to choose from with backup power and network connectivity etc I've found them pretty inexpensive

  4. there doesn't seem to be any mention of the wide range of compute options available in the public cloud. i did not see any mention of anything other than the on-demand rates for the AWS instances used as a straw man? your $.43 hourly rate for a 4.2XL is peak on demand pricing. Those are now at $0.398/hr for on demand. But you should know that most seasoned AWS customers with steady utilization commit to buying Reserved Instances (RIs). The RI pricing for 4.2XL is at $0.155. With selective choices of managed services/platforms, bare metal offerings and workload density strategies using containerized workloads you can drive that down much farther. I did not watch the video to the very end as you started getting into solar power, backup generators and more but I would expect that given the incredible effort that you put into making this video that you could put a more detailed effort into accurately representing the public cloud. most importantly, once you buy all that gear it's yours. if you have superb cloud architecture strategy skills and stay up on the best practices you can trade RIs in the latest hardware and high performance gear such as GPUs without two year hardware cycles. If you run your numbers for AWS using RIs and match your workload patterns to the right service and compute options you're going to see a marked reduction. I would be interested to see what your sensitivity analysis as I have worked at AWS and also worked in the private cloud openstack space and I can't say I would run headlong into managing the latter given how quickly public cloud offerings are evolving and how much competition there is on the cost front. depending on your workload attributes you may even be able to get away with sparkplugs(serverless aka aws lambda) over instances/servers/vms. —

  5. is it possible to see this configuration? I am doing a research on private cloud and this really justice my view

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