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Have You Gotten Your Cloud Discount or Credits Yet?

February 9 2015 | by Vittaly Tavor Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization

It seems as if cloud offerings are becoming more complex by the day, beginning with the wide variety of available products and features all the way down to calculating their respective prices. With that, there are different types of packages […]

Why Are Cloud Costs Such an Important Operational Metric?

December 21 2014 | by Boris Goldberg Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization

I would like to present one of my favorite cloud discussions: cloud costs monitoring for IT departments working in the cloud. In the following post, I will cover the evolution of IT monitoring and the importance of cloud costs metrics. […]

2 Real-Life Stories about Cloud Cost Allocation

November 16 2014 | by Zev Schonberg Cloud Cost Management

Consolidated billing and reserved instances are two commonly known AWS features that are often times misused in terms of optimal cost allocation. As a quick refresher, consolidated billing allows you to concentrate all of your separate AWS accounts into one […]

5 Areas of Cloud Cost Allocation for Enterprise and MSPs

November 5 2014 | by Zev Schonberg Cloud Cost Management

IT organizations face growing pressures to control costs and enable responsible financial resource management. As a result, CIOs are expected to present proven operational efficiencies under tight budgetary constraints. While this reality is no different in the cloud, implementing cost […]

Cost Allocation for Cloud Usage

October 30 2014 | by David Rapport Cloud Cost Management

Cloud resources – both computing and storage – are used by different departments throughout the enterprise, with the itemized monthly bills reflecting the resources purchased and used. The total of the bills from all cloud suppliers represents the total cost […]

Per CPU Cycle or per Hour? The Cloud Cost Model

October 13 2014 | by Zev Schonberg Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization

When determining a cost model for various cloud resources, the two most interesting approaches that come to mind are: charging per unit for every usage cycle or per hour. In this post, we will delve deep into cost considerations regarding […]

Inconsistency in Tagging Cloud Resources: Untaggable Resource, Cost Allocations and Reserved Capacity

August 26 2014 | by Zev Schonberg Cloud Cost Management

Tagging Amazon resources is a valuable tool that establishes a system for managing an AWS environment. Tagging allows resources to be categorized by subjects that will make them easily identifiable for those working within the environment. Organizing your cloud expenses […]

Get a grip on your instance usage patterns with Instances Over Time

August 13 2014 | by Eran Abramson Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization reserved instances

Staying on top of your cloud consumption is essential for ensuring proper usage, utilization and capacity planning. Cloudyn’s Instances Over Time is an intuitive tool that provides both an aggegated view of all your instances across multiple clouds – public, […]

The Heterogeneous Environment of Clouds: Hybrid, Multi-Cloud and The Normalization Factor

August 6 2014 | by Boris Goldberg Cloud Cost Management

When looking at the evolution of enterprise IT, it goes without saying that over the past few years, we have been well on our way to the cloud. Having worked as a development manager at a well-known software company, I […]

The Insider's Guide to Cloud Cost Allocation

July 22 2014 | by Eran Abramson Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization

Enterprises with large cloud deployments often tag resources being used by different business units, applications, environments or other groups. Getting clarity into the actual cost of those resources being used by all those groups – also known as cost allocation […]

3 Myths about Public Cloud Everyone Thinks Are True

June 26 2014 | by Jonathan Nimrodi Cloud Cost Management

There is a widely accepted truism surrounding the benefits of the private cloud and traditional data centers – increased control and superior security. On the other hand, the public cloud model supposedly offers the advantage of moving workloads to the […]

5 Things OpenStack Horizon Falls Short on. Spoiler: Visibility

June 12 2014 | by Eran Abramson Cloud Cost Management openstack

The OpenStack platform is making headway with improved releases, growing adoption and a positive vision ahead. With a clear potential of OpenStack for enterprises, true value is still difficult to reach per lack of proper visibility. While updates are released, […]

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