Cloud pricing can be a frustrating experience. Everything is charged by different metrics. Some of the prices are spelled out, some are hidden behind paywalls or aren’t clear until you get your monthly bill and realize you forgot to turn off an instance that is chewing up your wallet. Some are charged by usage, others by the month.
I look at some of the issues in keeping track of your cloud costs and summarize the numerous services that are currently available. You can read my post on WindowsITpro here.