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Not Only EC2 – 5 More AWS Services That Can Be Reserved

August 27 2015 | by Yoav Mor AWS EC2 reserved instances

One of the main reasons most companies move their IT services to the cloud is to save money. With AWS, it is common knowledge that EC2 Reserved Instances exist at a discount compared to the On-Demand rate. RDS is another […]

[VIDEO] AWS’ New Reserved Instances: What They Are and How You Benefit

December 5 2014 | by Vittaly Tavor AWS aws cloud optimization aws cost optimization reserved instances

Around 5 years ago, Amazon introduced Reserved Instances (RI). This created a way for Amazon to increase capacity while achieving longer customer commitment. It seemed like a win-win situation. Amazon provided significant usage discounts ranging between 25-35% of the cost […]

Get a grip on your instance usage patterns with Instances Over Time

August 13 2014 | by Eran Abramson Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization reserved instances

Staying on top of your cloud consumption is essential for ensuring proper usage, utilization and capacity planning. Cloudyn’s Instances Over Time is an intuitive tool that provides both an aggegated view of all your instances across multiple clouds – public, […]

How Cloud Ninjas Slash EC2 Costs with Unused Reservations?

June 5 2014 | by Eran Abramson EC2 cost reserved instances

So you’ve done your homework, analyzed your AWS cost drivers and have added Reserved Instances to your AWS deployment portfolio, expecting your EC2 costs to drop. But just because the hourly rates are discounted for instances running as reserved, these […]

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

December 19 2013 | by Laurie Ben-Haim Alerts AWS aws cost optimization cloud compliance Cloud Cost Management Cloud Provisioning reserved instances

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: […]

How to Amortize Your EC2 Reserved Instance Cost

October 14 2013 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management Cloud Optimization EC2 reserved instances

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 […]

EC2 Light Reservations ≠ Light Utilization

May 27 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Cloud Cost Management ec2 pricing reserved instances

When I discuss Amazon’s EC2 Reserved Instances with customers, invariably there is some confusion regarding how pricing and utilization all works out. Understanding these points is a crucial step in realizing the full benefits of public cloud cost-efficiency. So even […]

Stay On Top of Expiring EC2 Reservations

April 21 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Alerts AWS EC2 reserved instances

Imagine your AWS EC2 RI reservations are about to expire. Wouldn’t it be great to be reminded so you can keep your Amazon EC2 pricing down while running a smooth and cost effective Cloud deployment ? We thought so too […]

How to Make the Most of Your Unused EC2 Reservations

April 11 2013 | by Zev Schonberg Amazon S3 Cloud Cost Management EC2 reserved instances

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 […]

Cloud Cost Trending and IT Change Management

January 21 2013 | by Zev Schonberg AWS cost comparison detailed billing reserved instances

Last Friday as I was wrapping things up, my inbox beeped with an email. One of our customers had just received their Cloudyn cost-to-date alert, informing them of their total AWS spend up until that point in the month. They […]

Unused EC2 Reservations Can Save You Money

December 31 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS EC2 reserved instances

I was recently talking to a Cloudyn customer about best practices for reducing AWS spend. While expecting that our Reserved Instance Calculator – which recommends optimal deployment plans – would top his list of penny-pinching tools, his actual choice was […]

The Big Data Group – Cloud Cost Benchmark Study

December 11 2012 | by Zev Schonberg AWS Cloud Cost Management reserved instances

David Feinleib of The Big Data Group just published a report on best practices for achieving cloud cost efficiencies. Dave will be discussing the ramification of his study during an interactive webcast this Thursday, December 13 at 1PM ET. Register […]

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