Cloudability News & How-to's

Cloudability News & How-to's

Managing AWS costs

Anyone responsible for managing the cloud spending of a large company knows that enterprises face unique challenges when it comes to staying on top of their AWS bill. In the time we’ve spent working with enterprise and Fortune AWS users, we’ve become intimately familiar with these challenges; and, in helping our customers overcome them, we’ve…

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Approving Reserved Instance purchases

Investing in AWS Reserved Instances can cut your cloud costs by up to 60%. But before you can start saving, you’ll have to be able to justify the initial Reserved Instance purchase to your finance and management teams. In this follow-up to our presentation on The Science of AWS Reserved Instances, we’re addressing hesitation points…

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Lowering hourly cost with Reserved Instances

Welcome back to the Five Stages of AWS Cost Efficiency series! In Stage IV, we’ll discuss how to integrate a powerful savings tool into your cloud infrastructure: AWS Reserved Instances. Most companies tend to oversimplify their Reserved Instance purchasing strategy, which means they end up paying more than they need to and saving a lot…

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ELBs are now taggable

AWS has announced that you can now tag your Elastic Load Balancer costs—knocking one more resource off of the increasingly short list of untaggable AWS resources. Elastic Load Balancers make it easy to create rock solid, scalable cloud infrastructure, as evidenced by their wide usage among AWS customers. Now that these users can tag their ELBs, they…

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Cloudability hoodie

When I started at Cloudability, I had no clue what it meant to be an engineering intern at a startup. Sure, I had nervously read through dozens of blog posts like this one, searching for tips, stories, advice— anything I could find in an attempt to prepare myself for the months ahead. But aside from…

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