A Look At AWS Reserved Instances vs. On Demand

If you read what Amazon has to say about AWS Reserved Instances vs. On Demand instances, making a choice between the two pricing options “for applications that have steady state or predictable usage” is a no-brainer—or so it would appear.

Recap: Kubernetes Boston Meetup #7

On Feb. 20 I attended and spoke at the Kubernetes Boston meetup hosted at the gorgeous Red Hat offices on A Street in Boston. A handful of my coworkers also attended.

Uncovering the Secrets of Cloud Leaders

The content in this blog is outdated and we cannot reliably say it is still accurate with the speed in which the cloud industry moves. But don’t worry—below are more recent, up-to-date blogs.   Intuit Takes Cloud Cost Optimization To New Heights With CloudHealth Gartner Report On Managing...

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. You can use some simple rules to best manage your EBS costs, without sacrificing availability and response times. A volume service such as EBS...
frequently asked questions about aws reserved instances

3 Frequently Asked Questions About AWS Reserved Instances

Selecting just 3 most frequently asked questions about AWS Reserved Instances was no easy task. As you probably know by now, one of the fastest ways to shrink your AWS bill is to purchase EC2 Reserved Instances (RIs), and many organizations have taken advantage of this opportunity. However, due to...

The 'Little Three' Cloud Computing Providers Comparison

Typically, a cloud computing providers comparison focuses on just the “Big Three” providers - Amazon, Microsoft and Google - and ignores the hundreds of other providers that contribute to almost half the IaaS market. It would be impossible to compile an accurate and comprehensive cloud computing...
Forrester Cloud Governance

Forrester’s Take On Cloud Governance

What is ‘Cloud Governance?’ I hear about this concept all the time, but what does it truly mean? Forrester defines governance as “the ability to provide strategic direction, track performance, allocate resources, and make adjustments to ensure that organizational objectives are met, without...