Why Right-Sizing AWS Instances Is An Effective Cost Optimization Strategy

When choosing cloud resources, it’s a best practice to estimate the resources you need. Right-sizing helps AWS deploy the correct capacity of instances at a customer-friendly cost.  Right-size when starting with the cloud. People who choose Reserved Instances have to estimate resources they’ll need and commit to paying a given amount for those resources. If…

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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 the organization more flexibility and access, enhancing its value. However, AWS data transfer costs between regions can be expensive. Unlike transfers with Availability Zones that tend to be less expensive, transferring outside a region can pile up a lot of…

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Best AWS Security Compliance Practices

The AWS cloud environment is rapidly changing, and all assets require robust security. A secure cloud environment not only improves a business’ reputation but also elevates the customer experience.  AWS by itself is secure, but you have to play a part in maintaining high security levels. This is because security is a shared responsibility between…

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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 efficient. However, with your infrastructure growing rapidly in both size and complexity, and with more applications migrating to the cloud, accomplishing these goals is becoming increasingly difficult. You’re not the only one struggling. Jay Chapel estimated that, between idle and…

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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 billing and cost management helps users to pay bills, track spending, and analyze their expenditures. Since it helps analyze and control spending, it’s possible to keep cloud costs in check with this service.Whether you want to estimate cloud costs or…

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nOps AWS Cloud ROI and Pricing Calculator

So you’re an AWS Consulting Partner doing AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews (WAFRs), and you’re looking at nOps to help you do more of them, better and faster. You want to have confidence that it’s going to make your life better. What if you could not only say using nOps was better but also, “Using nOps…

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How — and why — to migrate from CloudCheckr to nOps

You might be doing nothing special about AWS management, while the 2021 State of FinOps Report had 804 responses covering an amazing $31B of cloud spend. The question is: how on earth are they managing it all? The respondents mainly were larger enterprises which had large cloud bills and dedicated FinOps staff, so there are…

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Is Your Cloud Management Platform Secure and Compliant?

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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