Tag Archives: Cloud Provisioning


A Trip Down Memory Lane – Cloudyn’s Best Tips, Tricks & Cheats of 2013

Before bidding a final farewell to 2013 we wanted to share highlights from our top five most popular blog posts of the year that shed light on which trends will likely be hot in 2014. How to Measure Organizational Accountability: Who Left the (Cloud) Lights On? In the world of cloud computing, identifying the source… Continue reading >

The Seven Tagging Habits of Highly Effective Devops

Tagging is probably one of the hottest capabilities available on Amazon Web Services. By tagging a resource, you associate it with a specific business unit or application – providing critical business insights that would otherwise be invisible to the rest of the organization. Effective use of AWS tags could quite literally revolutionize the way you… Continue reading >

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

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 in the world of cloud Opex, things are not so simple. Your Amazon bill will… Continue reading >

RDS Rightsizing by Cloudyn

As discussed in last week’s post, there are cloud cost factors in the services approach (IaaS vs. Pass) that have to be taken into consideration when deploying in the cloud. The PaaS model can present particular challenges in flexibility of pricing, but can also offer advantages to a business looking for a fully integrated software… Continue reading >

Cloudyn helps you leverage recent Amazon EC2 release

Amazon EC2 latest release, on March 8, offers great savings opportunities for its cloud customers. We wanted to take the opportunity to answer a few questions in regards to this announcement and what it means in terms of leveraging the best cloud economics. What is the Amazon EC2 release all about? Last week, Amazon introduced… Continue reading >

Apples to Oranges: Why Comparing Compute Units Can Derail the Cloud Conversation

Two of the most popular cloud vendors today are Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Rackspace. An examination of how they bill shows that both measure the size of “compute units” differently in pricing their solutions. These compute units include variable levels of storage, memory, platform and virtual machines – levels selected and defined by the… Continue reading >