Category Archives: Product / Features


Openstack And The Future of Enterprise Private Cloud – Impressions, notes and thoughts from OpenStack Summit 2014

The OpenStack Summit in Atlanta last week was quite intense. It focused this year on bringing developers and users together. The fact OpenStack is already strongly backed by an impressive amount of both big and small companies indicates a strong momentum for OpenStack to become the standard for the enterprise private cloud and marks a shift… Continue reading >


Chances are that you’re missing out on some ‘quick win’ optimization opportunities…

Amazon’s New Resizing Policy on Reserved Instances Explained Reserved instances are probably the most challenging aspect of managing complex cloud deployments on AWS. Last month, we posted about relocating existing reservations between availability zones (AZs). Soon after, Amazon raised the bar even further by enabling AWS users to modify instance types. This has opened the… Continue reading >


Cloudyn’s EC2 Relocation Feature Cuts Your AWS Bill Down to Size

Keeping track of your AWS bill can be a full time job. Not only do you have to follow Amazon’s frequent AWS pricing updates – every new feature potentially opens up new savings opportunities. As you can imagine, many AWS customers are quite literally leaving frustrating amounts of cash on Amazon’s cloud. You’ve Got Unused Reservations!… Continue reading >


A Trip Down Memory Lane – Cloudyn’s Best Tips, Tricks & Cheats of 2013

Before bidding a final farewell to 2013 we wanted to share highlights from our top five most popular blog posts of the year that shed light on which trends will likely be hot in 2014. How to Measure Organizational Accountability: Who Left the (Cloud) Lights On? In the world of cloud computing, identifying the source… Continue reading >

Fluffy Gold: Managed Service Providers Tap into Cloud Monitoring & Optimization

Forecasted to reach $20 Billion by 2016, the cloud computing market arguably offers MSPs the most exciting business opportunity of the decade. Even conservative analysts estimate MSPs will manage 15% of cloud spending given current IT trends. However, as enterprises adopt the cloud, legacy IT spend decreases. To remain relevant, MSPs must evolve to embrace… Continue reading >

How to Amortize Your EC2 Reserved Instance Cost

In the world of AWS billing, there are different types of payments – one-time fees, recurring usage charges, and usage fees that are charged upfront. When it comes to managing your cloud cost and capacity, this level of variety can create some confusion. Do You Know Where Your One-Time Fees are? When you purchase Amazon… Continue reading >

Show Me The Consolidated Billing!

As the cloud permeates throughout the enterprise, monitoring and optimization become an organizational imperative. Consolidated Billing is an excellent example. It used to be acceptable for several business units to run (and pay for) their own cloud deployments separately. Working within small business units or teams, early adopters would experiment with cloud computing and open… Continue reading >