Are cloud price hikes a harbinger of the future?

Microsoft and others seem to be raising the prices of their cloud computing services, at least in certain regions (like Europe). Is this a foreshadowing of things to come for everyone?
  • Cloud Computing
  • Microsoft
  • Avaya
Named by Wired.com as one of the 10 most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard Golden serves as vice president of strategy for ActiveState Software, an independent provider of CloudFoundry. He is the author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing, his most recent book being Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Learn more about him at www.bernardgolden.com.