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Amazon Web Services Shifts Focus to Predictable Storage Performance in the Cloud, but at What Cost?

Published: 21 August 2015

ID: G00280465

Analyst(s): Raj Bala, Valdis Filks

Summary

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.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

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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