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May in review: Avoiding AWS Glacier spikes, exploring EC2 c3 vs. c4, and a look at the new x1

By Andrew Nhem on May 31, 2016
This month, we investigated how users might trigger cloud storage spikes with AWS Glacier. We explored reasons why AWS EC2 users would stick with the C3 family over migrating to the next-gen C4 instances. We also took a closer look at the new, monstrous AWS EC2 x1.32xlarge.

This month, we investigated how users might trigger cloud storage spikes with AWS Glacier. We explored reasons why AWS EC2 users would stick with the c3 family over migrating to the next-gen c4 instances. We also took a closer look at the new, monstrous AWS EC2 x1.32xlarge memory-optimized instance.

How to avoid cost spikes with AWS Glacier

Our data science team took a look at a few reasons why users could potentially spike their cloud storage bill with AWS Glacier. Check out the article to see a cost breakdown of S3 and Glacier, and to identify why spikes happen and how to stop them.

Is it time to migrate to EC2 c4?

While it can be a no-brainer to migrate to the latest and greatest AWS EC2 instance family for performance and cost efficiencies, there are cases where the operational needs of a workload dictates staying with last-gen instances. See our exploration of c3 and c4 to learn when it’s the right time to migrate (or not).

The monstrous x1.32xlarge memory-optimized EC2 instance is here

Featuring a whopping 1952 GB of extremely high-speed memory per instance, the x1.32xlarges are ready to assist businesses with in-memory graph databases and other intense, high-performance workloads. Take a look at our exploration of this massive, next-gen EC2 instance family.

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