Because we can never get away from ELAs. AWS has renamed ELAs to Reserved Instances and screwed us. I thought Amazon was customer obsessed.
ELAs are forever
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This is why we expect to see FINANCIAL cloud brokerage, offered by added-value resellers of cloud services. The ‘broker-dealer’ model in which the reseller buys RIs in bulk, repackages financial offerings (e.g. term of the RI, financial payment that’s more usual for enterprise CFOs, …). The added-value reseller also adds optimization ‘skills’ to monitor (and manage ?) sprawl and inefficient customer use.

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