Intel Chip Flaw Drives Volatility in Cloud Cost Expectations

Could the flaw in Intel’s chip designs cause a major change in cloud services prices? The Register’s John Leyden and Chris Williams broke news that a serious flaw has been found which impacts Linux, Windows and MacOS. Both Linux and … Read More

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Strategic Blue celebrates best ever year

Strategic Blue celebrates best ever year 2017 has been a landmark year for Strategic Blue.  Record trading revenues, record consulting revenues, record profitability, and serious traction with partners. This demonstrates that whilst we were far too early to market in 2009, … Read More

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Strategic Blue achieves Advanced Partner status with AWS

Strategic Blue achieves Advanced Partner status with AWS Since 2010, Strategic Blue has been intermediating between the standardized selling preferences of Amazon Web Services, and the customized buying preferences of AWS users.  Our ability to step into the billing chain … Read More

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Arbitraging AWS Reserved Instances

Arbitraging AWS Reserved Instances At Strategic Blue, we are often asked whether we offer RI Arbitrage services for other AWS Resellers and Channel Partners.  The answer is both yes and no, due to confusion around the term “arbitrage”. As former … Read More

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Roadmap towards Transparent Cloud Pricing

Roadmap towards Transparent Cloud Pricing Strategic Blue, in association with its partners in CloudWatch2, are pleased to announce the publication of the final version of our Roadmap Towards a Cloud Market Encouraging Transparent Pricing. http://www.cloudwatchhub.eu/Roadmap-for-transparent-pricing This is the culmination of … Read More

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Too much cloud price transparency?

Too much cloud price transparency? Can cloud providers offer so much price transparency that they somehow then become less transparent? Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but AWS’ announcement of “per second billing” for some of their virtual machine instances … Read More

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Committed-Use Discounts arrive at Google Compute Platform

Committed-Use Discounts arrive at Google Google has just announced a new “Committed-Use Discount” pricing model for its Google Compute Platform virtual machine instances.   Now this is going to be a little bit awkward, as Google Compute Platform’s “Sustained Usage … Read More

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Join Strategic Blue at Datacloud 2015 Monaco

Cloud should be traded as a commodity. Join us on June 3rd – 4th at Datacloud 2015 in Monaco as we put forward the case for cloud computing to be traded no differently from oil, gas or coal.

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Kentucky University selects Strategic Blue

Kentucky University selects Strategic Blue The University of Kentucky have announced the appointment of Strategic Blue as their financial cloud brokers, following the successful completion of a competitive RFP process. We tendered for a financial cloud broker, to help us set … Read More

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Cloudyn lands $4MM funding

Our cloud cost management partner, Cloudyn, just landed $4MM in Series A funding from Titanium Investments and existing investor RDSeed. Cloudyn CEO, Sharon Wagner has big plans for the additional funding, extending their services which currently focus on AWS, GCE … Read More

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