$10k is not a bad number
If only some of the places I knew had as much sense as these folks.
One company I was at for a while was spending upwards of $400,000/month (at the peak - then came back down to mid-upper $200k/mo).
You see stuff like that and you think "Face wall"
I offered to get them out and save millions, but the board didn't want to. (everyone else did including execs).
I suppose needless to say that particular company is pretty much dead now having axed ~85% of their staff late last year.
I know of a few other places in similar boats - spending six figures a month on cloud while simultaneously not wanting to get out - for stupid reasons too. They know the ROI but they don't care. They believe in the cloud. They bought it hook line and sinker. They experience the outages, the bad performance, the poor support, you name it. After all that they still don't care.
I'm hoping the crappy economy eventually hangs those people out to dry...but am not holding my breath.
Fortunately I haven't had to deal with such stuff in a long time now, stress levels very low now I don't have to worry about amazon crap failing left and right.