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Aug 27 2015

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

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 […]

Dec 5 2014

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

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 […]

Aug 13 2014

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

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, […]

Jun 5 2014

How Cloud Ninjas Slash EC2 Costs with Unused Reservations?

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 […]

Dec 19 2013

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: […]

Oct 14 2013

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 […]

May 27 2013

EC2 Light Reservations ≠ Light Utilization

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 […]

Apr 21 2013

Stay On Top of Expiring EC2 Reservations

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 […]

Apr 11 2013

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 […]

Jan 21 2013

Cloud Cost Trending and IT Change Management

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 […]

Dec 31 2012

Unused EC2 Reservations Can Save You Money

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 […]

Dec 11 2012

The Big Data Group – Cloud Cost Benchmark Study

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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