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What is the Best Way to Minimize AWS Data Transfer Costs between Regions?

Data is one of an organization’s most valuable assets. When hosted in AWS, it gives…

ByBynOpsJul 22, 2021

How enhanced visual clues in nOps provide a better Well-Architected Framework Review experience

Sometimes it feels like your eyes go “WAFR weary” when you have to navigate repeated…

ByBynOpsJul 20, 2021

How to Reduce AWS S3 Storage Costs

Amazon S3 is the most popular of the various AWS Storage Services. You can use…

ByBynOpsJul 15, 2021

Best AWS Security Compliance Practices

The AWS cloud environment is rapidly changing, and all assets require robust security. A secure…

ByBynOpsJul 13, 2021

How to Get the Best Out of Your Amazon Cloud Cost Management Platform

AWS pricing plans come with pros and cons. While discounts help users save on costs,…

ByBynOpsJul 8, 2021

AWS cloud management 2.0: what is it and why should you care?

The reason your business uses AWS is to improve flexibility, save money and be more…

ByBynOpsJul 6, 2021

Four Strategies for Implementing AWS Chargebacks

You can use AWS chargebacks in your billing process to apply the cost of bills…

ByBynOpsJun 30, 2021

AWS Billing and Cost Management: The Secret to Keeping Cloud Costs in Check

Amazon launched a service to help its users do everything concerning their cloud bills. AWS…

ByBynOpsJun 28, 2021

How to Do Effective Chargebacks Models for the Cloud

In cloud computing, chargeback models help users to bill the cost to internal consumers of…

ByBynOpsJun 25, 2021
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How to complete an AWS Foundational Technical Review with nOps

Reading Time: 6 minutes Last December, AWS announced the AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) Lens to the Well-Architected Framework.  FTR is a mandatory requirement for partners to unlock benefits to differentiate by Co-Build, Co-Market & Co-Sell with AWS.  If you are new to FTR, successful completion of the FTR unlocks funding benefits & availability of  AWS programs such as…

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Three Critical Cloud Cost Management Tips for SaaS

Reading Time: 3 minutes While working in the cloud, various factors lead to escalating cloud costs. That’s why cloud cost management is important. The procedure helps manage various facilities, such as software applications, virtual machines, and storage, directly adding to operating expenses. A study done by Statista had more than 40 percent of respondents saying cloud cost control was…

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Shift-left cost optimization with nOps AWS Chargeback

Reading Time: 5 minutes Does “chargeback” sound like a punishment to you? Does it scream, “We don’t trust you, so we’re going to charge you for what you use!” You can imagine that this attitude would cause friction in organizations, and maybe it’s one of the reasons why chargeback implementation isn’t as widespread as you’ve imagined. So why do…

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Discover How to Compare Cloud Workloads for Risk Management on AWS

Reading Time: 3 minutes Workload best practices Workloads comprise code, configuration, and resources working together to deliver business value. Depending on the application, workloads may be separated into AWS accounts, Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs), or Regions. The AWS Well-Architected Framework provides best practices guidance to optimize workloads based on the Framework’s five pillars — operational excellence, security,…

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Take the Pain Out of AWS Cost Allocation With the nOps Chargeback Feature

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the cost management questions we hear most often from nOps customers is, “Can I use AWS cost and chargebacks to bring better accountability across business units?” The answer is yes. Chargebacks are very useful for managing financial processes and for allocating AWS costs across teams. The nOps chargeback feature allows companies to deconstruct…

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AWS HIPAA Compliance Audit

How to use nOps to quickly identify HIPAA compliance risks of AWS workloads.

Reading Time: 2 minutes We have heard probably a zillion times that “data is the new oil.” Unlike traditional oil, this new oil is present everywhere. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a law designed to protect people’s data and applies to entities and business associates who deal with PII (personally identifiable information), which…

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Rightsizing Memory Intensive AWS Resources

How to Use nOps to Rightsize Memory-Intensive AWS Resources

Reading Time: 2 minutes To achieve cost optimization, rightsizing becomes an ongoing process. Even if you rightsize workloads initially, changing performance and capacity requirements can result in underused or idle resources that drive unnecessary AWS costs. Most organizations continuously rightsize their AWS resources to align with business needs and anticipated demand. Since there is no historical data for a…

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nOps Partners AWS Well-Architected Framework Review

How to Use nOps to Improve the Speed and Accuracy of AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews

Reading Time: 2 minutes Executing an AWS Well-Architected Framework Review (WAFR) can be tedious and time-consuming for AWS Consulting Partners. As a Partner, you can rethink the time, staffing, and insights by using nOps to perform a WAFR in the consultation phase.  nOps saves clients and Partners painstaking hours of sifting through data to accomplish this task. In this…

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How to Use Tagging to Prevent AWS Costs from Spiraling Out of Control

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tags are essential to ensure that you can view meaningful information on AWS billing. Without tags, you see only the cost for AWS services, resources, operation type, or usage type on your AWS bill. Depending on your role, these dimensions may or may not mean anything to you.  However, by using tags, you get visibility…

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nOps | How to Select a Secure & Compliant Cloud Management Platform

Is Your Cloud Management Platform Secure and Compliant?

Reading Time: 3 minutes While cloud computing provides flexibility and scalability, leveraging it does not automatically lead to achieving desired business goals. The fact is, cloud computing consists of many parts, and everything in the cloud needs to work together seamlessly to drive business success. That’s why AWS solutions architects developed the AWS Well-Architected Framework — to identify cloud…

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