We are all familiar with the old saying, “That’s like comparing apples to oranges.” And although we learned this lesson during our early years, we somehow seem to discount this idiom when discussing the Cloud.
Specifically, IT buyers often feel justified when comparing the cost of a Cloud IaaS or SaaS provider with that of a Cloud-Enabled Hosting Provider. These types of providers are very different, and while each services a particular need effectively and efficiently,
by no means should their solutions be compared from a price perspective. A simple illustration is when the costs of Azure or AWS are compared with those of a true Cloud-Enabled Hosting Provider.