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How to Make the Most of Your Unused EC2 Reservations

April 11 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Amazon S3 Cloud Cost Management EC2 reserved instances

AWS customers looking to reduce the cost of EC2 consumption know that reserved instances are generally much more cost-effective than on-demand. The payback can be huge with most Amazon cloud customers saving between 30%-46% on their AWS bill. [Read more […]

Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Meetup Recap

April 4 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Amazon S3 aws cost optimization Cloud Cost Management EC2 paas iaas silicon valley cloud computing meetup

Yesterday evening, Quixey in Mountain View played host to the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Meetup group. The topic, “Dynamic AWS cloud deployment, monitoring and optimization” is clearly one of great interest as over 350 people registered for the event. Sponsored […]

Amazon S3 Growing Wild in Australia

March 20 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Amazon S3 Australian cloud computing Sydney region

If you read our business intelligence on Amazon EC2 in last week’s blog post, some of you should have been able to boost your AWS computing performance by 30% while keeping your costs the same. Not too shabby for reading […]

Cost of EC2 – Tips and Tidbits

March 14 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Amazon S3 aws cloud optimization EC2 cost

One of the side-effects of monitoring the cost of EC2 with over 3 million AWS instances and 2.6 petabytes of Amazon S3 storage is that we are sitting on some really big data with some interesting industry trends and insight. […]

Amazon S3 – To Store or Not to Store

March 7 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Amazon S3 cloud storage glacier

A recent Symantec report highlighted how enterprises and SMBs are barely leveraging the efficiencies of cloud storage with only a 17% utilization rate of available cloud storage. Symantec claims that this results in companies “paying for roughly 6 times as […]

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