Cloudability News & How-to's

Cloudability News & How-to's

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AWS provides an immense amount of granularity into your cost and usage via your Detailed Billing Report. While this allows for very sophisticated data queries, it also opens the door to potential confusion. One of the subjects we often hear as responsible for this confusion is blended and unblended rates and costs. In this short video,…

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The case for partial upfront reserved instances
AWS offers three types of Reserved Instances: No Upfront, Partial Upfront, and All Upfront. And while all three can help you save over on-demand, it’s important to understand their differences in order to select the type that will work best for you. Many companies look first to All Upfront RIs as they offer the highest… Read more
Four tags that every cloud instance should have
For as long as we’ve been a source of cloud cost management strategies and tips, we’ve preached the gospel of tags. They’re a vital tool for enabling cost allocation, chargeback, and in-depth understanding of how the cloud is being leveraged across your company. Which tags you choose to apply to your instances will vary based on… Read more
AWS Summit NYC
Last week we made our final stop on the “road to re:Invent” for the 2015 AWS Summit in New York City. As usual, the Big Apple was a hot, sticky, mess of goodness complete with exciting announcements from Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, who introduced AWS Device Farm and the Amazon API Gateway to a packed… Read more
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For years, we’ve been helping the biggest AWS users in the world manage their cloud costs. But for many businesses, AWS is just part of the puzzle—and ensuring comprehensive cost efficiency means accounting for all of the pieces. We are so thrilled to announce a more comprehensive tool for cross-cloud cost monitoring, optimization, and governance…. Read more