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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

2 responses to “Broadband Bandwidth Cap and Cloud Computing”

  1. Shankar

    In Cloud Computing, we pay for what we compute. Similary when it comes to network bandwidth we should only pay for what we surf. I remember writing a white paper about this in my MBA. Paying for what we surf is the just and fair model.

    Shankar

  2. Krishnan Subramanian

    If you read my post carefully, you will understand that that is exactly my point. It is easy for anyone to see that flat rate is used by companies to make up for the usage of small number of heavy users by a big number of light users. If they really want to make heavy users pay for their use, they should shift to utility pricing where people pay for what they use irrespective of whether they are light users or heavy users. Cable companies cannot want to have the cake and eat it too.