Cloudability News & How-to's

Cloudability News & How-to's

Did your team spike the AWS bill?

When the higher-ups come inquiring about your team’s contribution to the AWS bill, you need to have an answer. But if all you’ve got is an overview of your company’s aggregate costs, how can you tell for sure what your team’s impact was on the number? By splitting up your business’s spending and filtering the…

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Drill into your AWS instance usage with new reporting dimensions header

From finding your most expensive instance types to identifying instance families that need Reserved Instances, comparing usage rates by instance type, size, and family is key to understanding and optimizing AWS use at your organization. That’s why we’re pleased to make that process even easier by including Instance Type, Instance Size, and Instance Family as…

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What should your cloud cost dashboard look like?

From product to finance, decisions are being made every day across your org that rely on access to AWS spending and usage data. “Should we re-budget any of our departments?” “Is this service tier cost-effective?” “Are our resources provisioned correctly?” But while access to numbers is a common need, the question of which numbers will…

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AWS has stopped selling Light and Medium RIs. Now what?

We all knew it was coming… and now it’s official. Amazon Web Services has officially ceased offering Light, Medium, and Heavy Reserved Instance types in place of the new All Upfront, Partial Upfront, and No Upfront Reserved Instance types that were introduced in December of last year. Out with the old, in with the new…

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Are you wasting money on unused RIs?

Historically, it’s been difficult to track what happens to your Reserved Instances once you buy them. Are they being used, and accruing the savings you’d anticipated? Or are they gathering dust, inapplicable to any aspect of your infrastructure and saving you nothing without even recouping your massive upfront investment? The information hasn’t been readily available…

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