Reply to post: Re: Bandwidth and Storage

What's this 'pay as you go' cloud crap? Dunno about you, but my apps don't work that way

Trevor_Pott Gold badge

Re: Bandwidth and Storage

Is what you do running a traditional x86 workload that needs to remain idle 24/7, even when not in use? Then you have provisioned that for 24/7, even though you may only use.

Or have you - as the article suggested - rewritten everything from the ground up to be a burstable application. In that case you pay a very small base idle fee and burst up as you need it.

If you have a traditional application you are paying for what you provision, not what you use. If you have a burstable app, then when you do is abnormal; it represents a tiny fraction of deployed applications in the world today.

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