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reserved instances in Amazon AWS

Aug 27 2015

Not Only EC2 – 5 More AWS Services That Can Be Reserved

One of the main reasons most companies move their IT services to the cloud is to save money. With AWS, it is common knowledge that EC2 Reserved Instances exist at a discount compared to the On-Demand rate. RDS is another […]

Learn about the costs of running a relational database options with AWS RDS

Aug 20 2015

How Much Does It Cost to Run Relational Database (RDS) Options on AWS

Most modern applications nowadays are tiered into multiple compute instance groups to increase resilience and elasticity. The most common tiered approach is a 3-tier generalized approach made up of web servers on the first tier, an application server on the […]

learn to compare vmware and aws cloud costs

Aug 16 2015

Use Case: Comparing VMware and AWS Cloud Deployment Costs

When looking to move your application to the public cloud, it is important to plan for an optimized and cloud cost efficient configuration. Maybe you already have an application running in the public cloud, but are considering a hybrid cloud […]

Jul 14 2015

Price-Performance Cloud Portability: AWS vs. Azure

The term ‘application portability’ arose some time ago, though it’s only gained popularity as of late. So what does the term actually mean and why is it so important? When applications are designed, they’re usually created to fit in with […]

Learn about AWS storage cost solutions that could save your business money

Jul 6 2015

Not Only S3: 6 AWS Cloud Storage Cost Use Cases: Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we looked at the pricing models for three AWS storage options: EBS, EFS and Glacier. In this post, we will explore three more storage options to give you a broader view of your storage […]

Read about 6 AWS Storage Cost Use Cases

Jun 27 2015

Not Only S3: 6 AWS Cloud Storage Cost Use Cases: Part 1

Whenever cloud computing professionals talk about Amazon Web Services (AWS) and storage, the conversation usually revolves around Amazon S3. However the AWS cloud offers a wide range of storage and cost management options, each of which has its own specific […]

google preemptible

Jun 14 2015

Google Preemptible VM, AWS Spot Instances and SLA Based (Cloud) Computing

The AWS cloud introduced Spot instances about six years ago. That was very early in terms of public cloud adoption. This week, it was Google’s turn to take a step with their new Preemptible VMs. In addition to reducing the cost […]


Mar 8 2015

AWS’ New Powerful C4 Instance and The Complete EC2 Families Guide

AWS offers a number of different types of EC2 instances. Each instance type offers different compute, memory, and storage capabilities. Recently, AWS announced the latest generation of their compute optimized EC2 machine. This powerful machine is called the C4 instance […]


Dec 18 2014

Sizing Your AWS Cloud’s Capacity with BlazeMeter and Cloudyn

How do you prepare your service for the next spike in traffic? How do you correctly right-size your cloud environment for the upcoming year? Can you forecast your computing demand? Can you spot IT environment’s bottlenecks? While most people think […]


Dec 5 2014

[VIDEO] AWS’ New Reserved Instances: What They Are and How You Benefit

Around 5 years ago, Amazon introduced Reserved Instances (RI). This created a way for Amazon to increase capacity while achieving longer customer commitment. It seemed like a win-win situation. Amazon provided significant usage discounts ranging between 25-35% of the cost […]


Jun 8 2014

Meet Cloudyn at AWS Summit in Amsterdam

This Tuesday, June 10th the Beurs van Berlage building in the center of Amsterdam will host the AWS Summit – a mega conference for Amazon Web Services users and partners. Whether you are a DevOps expert or just contemplating moving […]


Apr 30 2014

AWS Data Transfer Costs: Where Are They Coming From?

If you are running on AWS, than most likely your cloud bills can be somewhat confusing at times without real transparency of actual usage and costs. A usual monthly event includes receiving your bill, seeing your AWS data transfer costs, […]


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