AWS product releases indicate a shifting focus to predictability over cost to support mission-critical workloads, including those requiring high I/O performance. Consumers of IaaS must balance the trade-off between cost and predictability when choosing storage solutions in AWS.
Impacts and Recommendations
- Public cloud IaaS customers frequently fail to rightsize storage in terms of performance and capacity, and thus overpay
- Mission-critical applications can be operated by enterprises in AWS with predictable, scalable performance after careful workload assessment by consumers of IaaS
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