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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 […]

Cloudyn in Windy City for Cloud Connect Event

September 4 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Connect reserved instances

Are you looking to network with some of the hottest cloud companies and most prominent IT thought leaders? If so, you’ll want to join me as I head to Chicago next week for the CloudConnect conference. With the entire event […]

Any Reservations about AWS Reservations?

August 21 2012 | by Vittaly Tavor Cloud Cost Management reserved instances

Much has been written about AWS Reserved Instances, yet there still is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding the topic. A year ago many people did not even appreciate the value of reservations. On the other hand, today even as IT […]

Reserved Instances – More Flexibility Than You Think

August 19 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management Light Utilization reserved instances

In our last blog post we touched upon how Reserved Instances generally offer more flexibility, freedom and of course, more significant savings than On-Demand Instances do. Let’s now take a closer look at how that actually plays out and how […]

Why Long-Term Cloud Relationships are Not So Scary

July 20 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management reserved instances

People are generally hesitant to enter into any long-term relationship or agreement unless they are 100% certain it’s to their benefit. Commitment connotes a significant loss of freedom and flexibility – and for many folks that’s a tough pill to […]

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