The Top Blogs Of 2018

Megan Nixon
Cloud Tech Journalist
Dec. 6, 2018
3 minute read

Somehow 2018 is already winding down, and we’re reflecting on a crazy and wonderful year here at CloudHealth. With many product releases, an office move, and an acquisition by VMware, we’ve had quite the year to blog about. As we wrap up the year, we wanted to share some of our best blogs from this year.

Read below for our top ten blogs of 2018.


A Cloud Services Comparison Of The Top Three IaaS Providers

In order to help our readers better understand the services offered by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. We compiled a cloud services comparison of the top three IaaS providers because we know it can be impossible to get all your information in one place.

Azure vs. AWS Comparison: Is Azure Really Catching Up?

In the battle of Azure vs. AWS, you could be forgiven for believing Microsoft’s cloud platform is catching up on the industry leader. Recent headlines have declared a 98% year-on-year increase in Azure revenues, while Amazon Web Services “only” reported a 45% increase in revenue over the previous twelve months. Yet, when we put those figures into context, is Azure really catching up?

Comparing AWS vs. Google Cloud Pricing

Back in June 2015, Google commissioned a whitepaper discussing AWS vs. Google Cloud pricing. As you might imagine, the authors of the whitepaper answered the question is Google Cloud cheaper than AWS with a resounding “yes”. However, a lot has changed since June 2015, so we compiled all the facts so you can make the call for yourself.

Big News at CloudHealth Technologies

VMware, whose software powers the world’s most complex digital infrastructure, announced their intent to purchase CloudHealth Technologies this August. This announcement is the result of months of discussions that started as a partnership and resulted in the announcement made.

Q & A: Success in the New AWS Solution Provider Program

The AWS Solution Provider Program is a rebrand of the former AWS Reseller Program and rewards partners for technical investments and driving new business to AWS. These changes are important to understand so we developed this Q & A blog to help you along the way.

Breaking Down Forrester’s Cloud Cost Monitoring And Optimization Wave

CloudHealth Technologies breaks down Forrester’s Cloud Cost Monitoring and Optimization Wave, a rigorous vendor evaluation conducted over several months by the Forrester Research team. Don’t just take it from us though, you can use this report to put together a short list of vendors to evaluate.

Compiling a Cloud Computing Cost Comparison in 2018

Because of the rapidly changing cloud environment, cloud computing cost comparison tools can help find the cheapest option at the time of deployment. The cheapest option does not necessarily mean the best option; and, as a result, we decided to compile a comparison so you can make the best choice for your business.

Best Practices for Optimizing Amazon EBS Volumes

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is often the second or third highest cost when using AWS at scale. Unattended EBS costs can become very large over time. We’ve developed best practices so you can use to easily manage your EBS costs, without sacrificing availability and response times.

What is a GDPR Data Retention Policy and How Should it be Implemented?

It may seem like years ago, but GDPR was finally implemented this year. Because it can be taxing for companies to ensure they’re remaining compliant, we broke down what GDPR actually entails so you can best prepare your company. One of the first tasks to address is the implementation of a GDPR data retention policy that advises “data subjects” what information is being collected, who it is being shared with, what it is being used for, and how long it will be retained.

CloudHealth Technologies Is Now Part Of VMware

On August 27th, VMware announced its intention to acquire CloudHealth Technologies, and now that acquisition is complete. The CloudHealth executive leadership team expresses deep thanks to customers and partners, as they look to the future. We reflected on what the acquisition means to us, and most importantly our customers.