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Stay On Top of Expiring EC2 Reservations

April 21 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Alerts AWS EC2 reserved instances

Imagine your AWS EC2 RI 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 […]

How Salesforce Optimizes their AWS Cloud Consumption

April 14 2013 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management paas iaas

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 […]

AWS Users – Who They Are and What They Spend

February 21 2013 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management Cloud Pricing

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 […]

S3 Shadow Versions Hiding in the Cloud

February 13 2013 | by Vittaly Tavor AWS S3 Versioning

Last month while testing the new S3 Tracker tool, we ran a data collection report, and were shocked to discover half-a-terabyte of S3 shadow versions on our own production account! While we had suspected that the S3 versioning feature might create […]

Cloud Cost Trending and IT Change Management

January 21 2013 | by Zev Schonberg AWS cost comparison detailed billing reserved instances

Last Friday as I was wrapping things up, my inbox beeped with an email. One of our customers had just received their Cloudyn cost-to-date alert, informing them of their total AWS spend up until that point in the month. They […]

Will 2013 be Amazon’s Year of the Enterprise

January 11 2013 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management Customer Support net promoter

We are just wrapping up the first full week of 2013, and Amazon is already at the center of a stormy cloud debate. Financial analysts are predicting a huge year for AWS as they move into the enterprise space. However, […]

Unused EC2 Reservations Can Save You Money

December 31 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS EC2 reserved instances

I was recently talking to a Cloudyn customer about best practices for reducing AWS spend. While expecting that our Reserved Instance Calculator – which recommends optimal deployment plans – would top his list of penny-pinching tools, his actual choice was […]

More Cloud Value with Cloudyn & Scalr Combo

December 17 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Optimization Scalr

It’s official. Cloudyn and Scalr have integrated and joint customers are now able to monitor their cloud cost and consumption from within their Scalr console. The new functionality has already received some rave reviews. Drum-roll please. “As a customer of […]

The Big Data Group – Cloud Cost Benchmark Study

December 11 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management reserved instances

David Feinleib of The Big Data Group just published a report on best practices for achieving cloud cost efficiencies. Dave will be discussing the ramification of his study during an interactive webcast this Thursday, December 13 at 1PM ET. Register […]

unClouded Predictions for 2013

November 29 2012 | by Sharon Wagner Amazon Web Services AWS

Danish physicist, Niels Bohr reportedly quipped that “prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” With that in mind, I’d like to share some of my personal thoughts on five important cloud computing trends and developments we can expect to […]

Growing Reserved Instance Usage Shows Cloud Market is Maturing

November 13 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS aws cloud optimization Cloud Optimization reserved instances

It’s incredible how quickly things change here in the cloud. Just a couple of months ago here on the Cloudyn blog, we wrote the following: “…in the recent past, people seeking flexible and scalable computing power would opt for AWS […]

New AWS Pricing – It’s Getting Hairy (But We’ve Got Sharp Scissors)

November 6 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management reserved instances

Typically, when a vendor lowers their prices you’d have cause to celebrate. However, last week, when Amazon Web Services cut their On-Demand pricing, but not their Reserved Instance pricing, the benefits were not shared equally among all customers. While the […]

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