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)

(3)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
kq4ym
50%
50%
kq4ym,
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.
danielcawrey
50%
50%
danielcawrey,
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. 
Phil_Britt
50%
50%
Phil_Britt,
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.
More Blogs from Scott Ferguson

For the last several years, CIOs and IT professionals have been wrestling with two specific issues as they work toward a cloud-centric future: Agile IT and the rush toward digital transformation. While enterprises want to keep innovating, finding a starting point and knowing which projects to tackle first remain a major obstacle.

To get a better handle on Agile IT and digital transformation, Light Reading Managing Editor Scott Ferguson recently spoke to two experts in these fields: Dan Kearnan, senior director of marketing for cloud at SAP, and Roy Illsley, a distinguished analyst with Ovum.

From its roots in industrial farm machinery and other equipment, John Deere has always looked for a technological edge. About 20 years ago, it was GPS and then 4G LTE. Now it's turning its attention to AI, machine learning and IoT.
Artificial intelligence and automation will become more integral to the enterprise, and 90% of all apps will have integrated AI capabilities by 2020, according to Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.
IBM is now offering access to Nvidia's Tesla V100 GPUs through its cloud offerings to help accelerate AI, HPC and other high-throughput workloads.
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the factories making Stanley Black & Decker tools and other equipment.
Featured Video
Upcoming Live Events
September 17-19, 2019, Dallas, Texas
October 1-2, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana
October 10, 2019, New York, New York
October 22, 2019, Los Angeles, CA
November 5, 2019, London, England
November 7, 2019, London, UK
November 14, 2019, Maritim Hotel, Berlin
December 3-5, 2019, Vienna, Austria
December 3, 2019, New York, New York
March 16-18, 2020, Embassy Suites, Denver, Colorado
May 18-20, 2020, Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX
All Upcoming Live Events