Cloud Squeeze – AWS Cost Optimization & Right Sizing with AI

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Cloud storage types, innovation and how to select the right one

Published on April 6, 2018
Cloud 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 Trust Advisor, Alternatives vs. Cloud cost optimization approaches

Published on March 22, 2018
AWS Trust 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
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 Cloud Cost Optimization Secrets

Published on November 2, 2017

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

Based on IDC research, the CAPEX-OPEX drive has created an environment whereby in 2018, the typical IT department will have a minority of their apps and platforms residing in on-premises data centers. The traditional mode of capacity planning focused on obtaining servers funded by applications able to achieve capital investment. Application groups had to obtain […]