Ever more complex
I'm getting to the point where everything in Azure has become so complex that it might be easier to just shift everything back on-prem!
Microsoft has slung out a limited sneak peek at Azure Shared Disks, which enable on-premises applications that run on clustered storage to be migrated cloudwards. According to Azure Storage corporate veep Ted Brockway, Azure Shared Disks will support enterprise applications currently running on Storage Area Networks (SANs). …
"The cost of a 1TB Premium SSD in West Europe, for example, is currently $122.88 per month."
For that kind of money I could own a hideously overpriced Intel Optane SSD 905P outright in well under as year. Note that I wouldn't purchase one, mind ... not when I could pay for a "normal" high-end SSD in a month or so for the same money.
4 days before this article, AWS launched a similar feature for EBS:
> Each EBS volume, when configured with the new Multi-Attach option, can be attached to a maximum of 16 EC2 instances in a single Availability Zone. Additionally, each Nitro-based EC2 instance can support the attachment of multiple Multi-Attach enabled EBS volumes.
> Multi-Attach for Provisioned IOPS (io1) volumes on Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is available today at no extra charge to customers in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Seoul) regions.
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