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$500 Billion in Lost Market Value: VC Firm Estimates Impact of Public Cloud Costs

Jon ToorJon Toor, CMO, Cloudian

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Cloud computing and on-prem computing will always co-exist, we believe. A recent article from the venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz makes a compelling case for that. The article (“The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox”) examined the impact of public cloud costs on public company financials and found that they reduce the total market value for those companies using cloud at scale by at least $500 billion.

Here are some of the article’s key findings:

In short, the article highlights the need to think carefully about which use cases are better suited for on-prem deployment. Public cloud can provide flexibility and scalability benefits, but at a cost that can significantly impact your company’s financial performance.

Cloudian was founded on the idea of bringing public cloud benefits to the data center, and we now have nearly 700 enterprise and service provider customers that have deployed our award-winning HyperStore object storage platform in on-prem and hybrid cloud environments. On-prem object storage can deliver public cloud-like benefits in your own data center, at less cost and with performance, agility, security and control advantages. In addition, as long as the object storage is highly S3-compatible, it can integrate easily with public cloud in a hybrid cloud model.

To learn more about how we can help you find the right cloud storage strategy for your organization, visit You can also read about deploying HyperStore on-prem with AWS Outposts at

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