SlideshowAWS: We Charge by the Second Now

How fast can the billing cycle go?
(Source: ECN)
How fast can the billing cycle go?
(Source: ECN)

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User Rank: Light Sabre
9/22/2017 | 12:38:02 PM
Re: Timing Makes Sense
There's probably no limit on how small the units could be charged. How about per millisecond. With data running near the speed of light, I would guess the cloud companies could squeeze quite a profit out of smaller and smaller pricing units.
User Rank: Light Sabre
9/19/2017 | 5:37:11 PM
Re: Timing Makes Sense
I wonder: Does the speed of billing mean that customers will pay more during high-usage times? It would seem that by the second would be more granular, therefore possibly costing more. 
User Rank: Light Sabre
9/19/2017 | 12:48:12 PM
Timing Makes Sense
With the speed that customers accesss and turn off AWS, the per-second billing makes sense. Wouldn't surprise me if a few years down the road we see billing on a tenth-of-a-second basis.
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