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AWS Slack notification on cost changes in your account

Published on September 17, 2018
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AWS + Slack for cost changes

Picture this story with three fictional characters at ABC company: Tom – Data Scientist Jill – DevOps Mike – CFO Tom and Jill work in different departments and Tom who is a Data Scientist needs to provision GPU resources for his AI research. Mike is the CFO/Controller and pays the AWS bills and has budgetary […]

Amazon’s T3 – Who should use it, when, how and the why?

Published on August 23, 2018
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Amazons T3 instance type

Amazon just announced on August 21st a the third generation of the T series – T3. This article will look at: How does the T3 class works? Is T3 class an instance type to use in your EC2 arsenal list? If so, when does it make sense to enable T3? T2 standard got vastly misunderstood […]

Cloud cost management with CapEx isn’t working

Published on August 7, 2018
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Which way to go CapEx or OpEx

In this article let’s look at some research statistics on how cloud customers go about cost management and also whom they look to for cloud cost management. Also, let us look at satisfaction levels in this industry and the overall market forces at why there is a sudden rise in DevOps talent globally. So much […]

Types of cloud storage – Compare block storage types

Published on April 6, 2018
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Cloud storage types - SSD or HDD storage

In this article, let’s look at some of the recent innovations with cloud storage, block storage – the kinds of device types associated with compute (EC2) types, the financial impact of various choices and its performance impact. Block storage devices are what’s needed to connect computing devices, and there are two types of storage classifications […]

AWS Trusted Advisor, alternatives & cost optimization approaches

Published on March 22, 2018
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AWS Trusted Advisor, Alternatives vs. Cloud cost optimization approaches

The cloud cost calculators computed savings for moving on-premises infrastructure to the cloud. Based on IDC research, traditional on-premises infrastructure spend is shrinking currently at 55%, with public and private clouds increasing at 25% and 8% respectively. The savings of CapEx to OpEx and on-premises to the cloud movement is real. “What one didn’t anticipate […]

Amazon’s T2 Unlimited – Who should use it, when, how and the why?

Published on March 6, 2018
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Amazon’s T2 Unlimited - Who should use it, when, how and the why?

Amazon recently introduced a feature that can be turned on in real time for a T2 instance family EC2 instance type, called T2 unlimited. In this article, let’s answer these three questions: Does it make sense to use a T class instance type? How does the T class work and what is “burstable”? When does […]

7 AWS cost optimization techniques

Published on November 2, 2017
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Get the most out of the your AWS cloud

Are you a small business trying to learn more about AWS cloud cost management? Has your AWS monthly bill and usage gone up and you cannot tell if you are using all that you paid for? The ease of creating compute resources in AWS cloud has created an environment where your AWS bill continues to […]

Capacity planning for the cloud – A new way of thinking needed

Published on September 13, 2017
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Migration to the cloud

Migrations to the cloud is happening at a record pace and per the stats from Gartner the public cloud is expected to grow at 16.3+% for the next four years. Public clouds led the way for cloud adoption with continued growth and public cloud is expected to continue growing 74% in the next five years. […]

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