January in review: Scheduled RIs, new faces and new spaces
Here at Cloudability the new year started off with a bang. We had barely dusted the New Year’s glitter from our shoes and given a farewell nod to 2015 before we launched full swing into some exciting changes here at Cloudy HQ.
New team members:
We were excited to welcome Bill Lynch as our new VP of Products. As the former Co-founder and VP of Products at Jive Software, Bill has a wealth of valuable experience to share with the Cloudability team. In his first blog post, Bill talks about managing all things product and his first order of business—to get feedback from customers. Have something to share? Reach out to Bill on Twitter or via email with your feedback, comments, or questions.
Shortly after Bill joined the team, we also welcomed DataHero to the Cloudability family. For the past few years, DataHero’s team of visualization gurus and data scientists have been building an intuitive cloud BI platform that helps people analyze and understand key business activities. By bringing these insights to Cloudability, users will be empowered to answer increasingly complex questions about their cloud spending and infrastructure. Stay tuned for some exciting new features in 2016.
New AWS feature:
AWS rang in the New Year with the introduction of a new feature: Scheduled Reserved Instances. This new option allows you to buy EC2 capacity for a short duration on a regular basis (daily, weekly, monthly) at a 5-10% discount from on-demand rates. If you need to run mission-critical applications on a part-time basis (i.e., every night at 7 PM, or the first Monday of every month) this is a great way to reserve capacity at a discounted rate.
This feature won’t affect customers with existing RIs, however it does represent a new option for maximizing your cost savings on that AWS EC2 usage.
What else is happening?
Our office here in Portland is getting crowded. To accommodate all the new faces, we’ve expanded. There are now Cloudabillies working in offices in San Francisco and Boulder, Colorado. Despite adding a bunch of new talent, we’re still hiring! Check out our jobs page if you’re interested in joining us.
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