How AWS paid for our trip to Hawaii

There is a great article over on LinkedIn about a very promising looking product to “bring back your cloud" into your own data center or colocation facility. Folks are getting sticker shock from their AWS bill and although some individuals are benefiting from it, (trips to Hawaii using credit card points..) most are trying to figure out how to reduce their spend and get to a more predictable hosting infrastructure.

We will definitely be checking out Cloudistics and their software. Maybe Bit Refinery can also reduce our “VMware tax" (love that..) as they call it.

Go check it out: How AWS paid for our trip to Hawaii
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A customer considering moving some of their infrastructure to us sent this screenshot of their current AWS billing. Crazy stuff considering they were spending about 26k a month when they had their own data center space: