Guest Column: Reducing Costs Of Cloud Hosting
By Prateek Kathpal, founder of Adeptol
Everyone today is talking about cloud content management and information hosting in cloud. The web has changed how people consume, share, discover and connect around content. Cloud-based content management allows users to upload and store content in these private and public clouds and manage & share content seamlessly with others across the continents.
Storage companies are also choosing public cloud storage service providers like Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure for daily data storage needs. Customers and users only pay for bandwidth and space that they actually use with these services.
The problem with cloud-based content hosting is that you can start and set up your new application using these storage cloud services at a very low cost, but these costs can rise quite a lot as your application usage increases. For example, the cost for uploading a 1GB document into EC2 or Azure can cost up to 35 cents and then accessing this document 4-5 times over the life span of document can cost up to $2, and this is all for just a single 1GB file. Think of the costs involved when you are uploading/downloading hundreds and thousands of documents from within your application.