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November in review: A closer look at the x1.16xlarge and experiencing AWS re:Invent 2016

By Andrew Nhem on December 5, 2016
This month we took a closer look at the cost efficiency of the new EC2 x1.16xlarge and the Cloudability team headed to Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2016. We compiled some useful insights into an article and live Q&A for everyone to check out.

This month we took a closer look at the cost efficiency of the new EC2 x1.16xlarge and the Cloudability team headed to Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2016. We compiled some useful insights into an article and live Q&A for everyone to check out.

Comparing the AWS EC2 x1.16xlarge to the r3.8xlarge

Now that there’s a smaller footprint of the memory-intensive EC2 X1 instance family, teams running in-memory databases and other scaling workloads might be wondering if it’s time to upgrade. We compare the cost efficiencies of the x1.16xlarge to the r3.8xlarge to determine if upgrading is necessary to improve your AWS cost efficiency.

What we learned from re:Invent 2016

After months of preparation for AWS’s biggest event, our team visited Las Vegas and saw first-hand how AWS is changing the cloud landscape. The Cloudability crew met many customers face-to-face, chatted with folks new to cloud cost management, revealed some big product enhancements, and learned as much as we could from the various AWS keynotes and sessions.

We boiled down all of the insights we learned into a re:Cap article that you can find on our blog. To make sure folks have a chance to get some answers to their burning post-re:Invent AWS questions, please join us for our live discussion panel with our experts on December 7th, 2016.

We’re pumped

As AWS continues to improve how their users experience and succeed on the cloud, we’ll be there to help make sense of cloud cost management. We’ll be taking everything we learned from re:Invent 2016 to improve our product and helps folks use AWS as efficiently as possible.

We’re looking for all kinds of roles across Sales, Marketing, Product, and Engineering, so please check out our website if interested.

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