Category Archives: Takes on market dynamics


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 >

How to Amortize Your EC2 Reserved Instance Cost

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 create some confusion. Do You Know Where Your One-Time Fees are? When you purchase Amazon… Continue reading >

FYI – Here’s Why Cloudyn Rocks AWS Cost Optimization

“So tell me” asked the AWS user from Los Angeles, “exactly what differentiates Cloudyn from other players in the space?” It was a great question and fortunately I had solid answers. Combined with his successful 20 day free trial, the guy from LA soon became a paying customer of ours. While I won’t share all… Continue reading >

Cloud Sinners and Saints – A CIO Confessional

In most areas of life, but particularly in business, we love comparing our good (and not-so-good) deeds with those of our peers. This benchmarking enables us to ensure our performance meets industry standards while identifying areas for growth. For those of you using the Amazon cloud, our webcast replay will be an excellent opportunity to… Continue reading >

How to Make the Most of Your Unused EC2 Reservations

AWS customers looking to reduce the cost of EC2 consumption know that reserved instances are generally much more cost-effective than on-demand. The payback can be huge with most Amazon cloud customers saving between 30%-46% on their AWS bill. [Read more about calculating the optimal EC2 deployment] Not only that, but in many cases, the break-even… Continue reading >

Amazon S3 Growing Wild in Australia

If you read our business intelligence on Amazon EC2 in last week’s blog post, some of you should have been able to boost your AWS computing performance by 30% while keeping your costs the same. Not too shabby for reading a blog post. In this post, our latest data complete with lovely infographics (based on… Continue reading >

Cost of EC2 – Tips and Tidbits

One of the side-effects of monitoring the cost of EC2 with over 3 million AWS instances and 2.6 petabytes of Amazon S3 storage is that we are sitting on some really big data with some interesting industry trends and insight. Here are a few nuggets we recently uncovered while looking at cost of EC2 ,… Continue reading >