Kevin Huynh

Increase AWS Cost Savings with nOps Kubernetes (K8s) Cost Allocation, Optimization & Management Solution.

The cost of Kubernetes is a mystery to most of our clients. Since multiple teams share the clusters to run their services, Kubernetes’ cost allocation and optimization are difficult. If you look at the AWS billing console, you see the billing view below. However, the actual cost is much higher. In the billing console, you…

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Reliability or Optimize Cost? nOps’ automated well-architected assessment can help to make the right tradeoff

nOps is the #1 tool for performing automated well-architected assessments. Business priorities change and infrastructure is constantly evolving to meet the business requirements. nOps makes it easy for developers and DevOps engineers to conduct automated assessments and remediate high-risk issues. Not all workloads are created equal. For some workloads, you must optimize for reliability, for…

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How I Saved My Company $15,000 by Finding and Removing Untagged AWS Resources Using nOps Cloud Management Platform

I’ve been thinking about how to start this post for the past week. Do I start it off with “Why does every Cost Optimization webinar, conversation, or chat always talk about tagging or the lack thereof?” Probably for the same reason that I’m writing this post about tagging and how I saved my company $15k…

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Introducing AWS MAP Tracker – Maximize MAP Funding, Track Progress & Automatically Tag Resources with nOps AWS Migration Tool

Tracking your migration progress can be challenging as there are several moving pieces. To maximize your MAP funding, you have to stay on schedule and also make sure all of your resources are tagged properly. Every day that you have resources that are not tagged properly, you lose money, leading to thousands of dollars wasted…

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GraphQL: Cloud Data to Visualize AWS Infrastructure Resources

How using GraphQL and nOps can give you answers about your infrastructure faster. AWS Infrastructure Visualization is Needed to Simplify Cloud Administration. The number of elements used in the AWS infrastructure is constantly growing, at the same time the number of relationships and dependencies between services is also growing. For example, to run and configure…

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How to Integrate nOps SDK With Terraform to Shift Left and Reduce Cloud Cost

How the nOps SDK helps determine impact on cloud cost before you commit your IAC files to master and break the budget.

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Automate AWS Reserved Instances to Save up to 30% over On-Demand Cost

You’re a DevOps engineer and your boss comes to you and says, “We need to buy Reserved Instances to cut our costs.” You do some googling to learn more about RIs; you learn there are different types of Reserved Instances: Standard and Convertible. A Standard Reserved Instance provides a more significant discount than a Convertible…

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Pros and Cons of Azure Chargeback

Azure chargeback is a cost allocation strategy of charging all business units in your organization. The Azure Cost Management Billing Console allows you to create a chargeback model for all business units in your organization.

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What Are the Economic Advantages of the Cloud?

The public cloud offers several cost-saving and profit-making advantages. According to Salesforce, over 90% of businesses that adopt the cloud increase their security. These businesses save money that would go on remediating security risks. The cloud also eliminates capital expenditure; small businesses can quickly deploy problem-solving solutions to the market. Cloud computing is a disruptive…

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Design Principles for the 5 Pillars of Azure Well-Architected Framework

The Azure Well-Architected Framework is a set of best practices to help design, test, and monitor the Azure cloud. Azure’s internal team built these principles after studying various patterns from cloud costs to security. Resources that meet Azure Well-Architected best practices are more likely to recover from failures while adapting to changes in workloads. The…

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