Tag Archives: AWS


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 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! We’ve… Continue reading >

Cloudyn Weekly Digest

So what are the stories that rocked the cloud in the past week? Here’s The Cloudyn summary. Michael Dell keynote at Dell World: “Disrupt the status quo, democratize technology” Michael Dell is a huge champion of entrepreneurship. And as an Entrepreneur, Dell took a risk that was based on his gut feeling. We all wanted… Continue reading >

Cloud Sinners and Saints – A CIO Confessional

In most areas of life, but particularly in business, we love comparing our good (and not-so-good) deeds with those of our peers. This benchmarking enables us to ensure our performance meets industry standards while identifying areas for growth. For those of you using the Amazon cloud, our webcast replay will be an excellent opportunity to… Continue reading >

Stay On Top of Expiring EC2 Reservations

Imagine your AWS EC2 reservations are about to expire. Wouldn’t it be great to be reminded so you can keep your Amazon EC2 pricing down while running a smooth and cost effective Cloud deployment ? We thought so too and armed with some insightful customer feedback, we recently introduced our newest alert. This particular alert… Continue reading >

How Salesforce Optimizes their AWS Cloud Consumption

A few weeks back we hosted a Silicon Vally Cloud Computing Meetup with Scalr and Quixey. A the event, Nate Lindstrom, Director of Network Operations at Salesforce spoke about best practices for managing cloud deployment such as cloud performance and cost optimization, security, scaling, tracking assets and much more. Check out his presentation here: Leveraging… Continue reading >

AWS Users – Who They Are and What They Spend

At the start of 2013 we wanted to get a clear picture of our customer base. So we analyzed the profile of 260 Cloudyn customers and the resulting data produced a great map of the AWS users base – including company size, revenue, location, and of course their actual AWS spend plus their potential saving… Continue reading >