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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. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Fluffy Gold: Managed Service Providers Tap into Cloud Monitoring & Optimization

November 6 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization

Forecasted to reach $20 Billion by 2016, the cloud computing market arguably offers MSPs the most exciting business opportunity of the decade. Even conservative analysts estimate MSPs will manage 15% of cloud spending given current IT trends. However, as enterprises […]

How to Amortize Your EC2 Reserved Instance Cost

October 14 2013 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization EC2 reserved instances

In the world of AWS billing, there are different types of payments – one-time fees, recurring usage charges, and usage fees that are charged upfront. When it comes to managing your cloud cost and capacity, this level of variety can […]

Show Me The Consolidated Billing!

September 15 2013 | by Zev Schonberg AWS aws accounts aws cloud aws consolidated billing Cloud Optimization consolidated billing EC2 product features

As the cloud permeates throughout the enterprise, monitoring and optimization become an organizational imperative. Consolidated Billing is an excellent example. It used to be acceptable for several business units to run (and pay for) their own cloud deployments separately. Working […]

Beyond Cloud ROI: Optimize Deployment for Application Efficiency

July 18 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization

As enterprises get more comfortable in the cloud, the conversation is shifting from the focus on cost to a holistic business perspective. Obviously, keeping spending down for increased ROI remains the primary business driver. However, ignoring the big-picture business perspective […]

How to Measure Organizational Accountability: Who Left the (Cloud) Lights On ?

June 17 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Amazon Web Services Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization Cloud Provisioning

When it comes to your electric bill, there are clear indicators of who is racking up costs. Running the HVAC overnight when no one is around or leaving the lights on over the weekend will clearly flag ‘electricity violators’.  But […]

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 […]

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 […]

CloudConnect Chicago – What a Great Event!

September 23 2012 | by Sharon Wagner AWS Cloud Connect Cloud Optimization

While I won’t argue with Joe Weinman’s or Paul Burns’ assessment of my presentation – both experts in all things cloud – I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the organizers of the CloudConnect conference in Chicago. […]

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