F5 Goes Hourly: New Pricing Model for AWS
More and more vendors are seeing the value of moving to hourly pricing which is aligning to practices that cloud providers have latched on to for some time. Virtual machine instances have long been available for hourly consumption which is a popular model as it requires no long term commitment, and scaling for peak hours becomes an attractive option.
Big-IP and the F5 on AWS Options
F5 has opened the door on a new pricing model that allows for hourly consumption of their Big-IP Virtual Edition which provides an excellent option for customers and prospective customers to leverage their product.
Not only is there a new pricing model, but you can even get some AWS credit by signing up for the trial which sounds like a win-win for people who want to kick the tires on a Big-IP deployment.
View the press release here which also contains their sign-up links for the 30 day trial.