Cost Optimization

Avoiding Bill Shock — How to Detect and Mitigate AWS Cost Anomalies

Particularly during this challenging time, many organizations are facing disruption to their operations, budgets, and revenue. Our customers ask us how they can optimize costs to avoid “bill shock” due to anomalous spikes in the cost of AWS services. To eliminate surprises in your AWS invoices, nOps cloud management provides machine learning-based detection of billing…

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How to Use Spot Instances to Reduce Amazon EC2 Costs by Up to 90% with nOps Spot Advisor

Many of our customers ask for help in reducing the cost of their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. While Amazon EC2 offers a variety of instance types — from 0.5 GiB (t3a.nano, t3.nano, t2.nano) to 24 TiB memory (u-24tb1.metal) — it can be challenging to pick the right resource for the right workload….

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How to Rightsize Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, and Amazon S3 — Continuously

How do you ensure that you’re not wasting spend on unused or underutilized resources? You need to rightsize your workloads to achieve cost optimization. But rightsizing is not a “one and done” process. It’s critical to decommission resources that you no longer need and stop resources that are temporarily not needed — and to do…

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Save AWS Cloud Costs by Using Tags to Detect Unused Amazon EC2 Instances

We all have had this scenario: You have something that needs urgent testing, maybe a new build, perhaps a user data addition that you need to tweak before the next prod release. What do we do? We fire up an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance and begin testing. That’s the beauty of the…

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How to Optimize the Cost of Your Kubernetes Deployment

Amazon EKS price reduction and cost optimization On January 21, 2020, AWS announced a price reduction for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), lowering the price by 50% — from $0.20 per hour to $0.10 per hour for each Amazon EKS cluster that you create and for the AWS resources you create to run your…

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How to Use nOps’ Dashboard to Amp the Value of AWS CloudTrail

With AWS cloud, teams can acquire cloud services with and without the participation of IT, leading to a dramatic increase in the volume, velocity, and complexity of IT service requests. As a result, new services are often created without any change management process. Without a change management process in place, organizations risk impact to the…

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Boost Your AWS Infrastructure Performance — and Lower Your AWS Costs — by Detecting Low Network Utilization

When you set up an Amazon EC2 instance and attach an Amazon EBS volume to that instance, AWS will charge you for the instance and the Amazon EBS volume. And, if for any reason you have instances that are not actively churning business value, and you forget to stop the instances, you will continue to…

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3 Critical Signs that You’re Overspending on Amazon EBS

If you do not manage it correctly, the cost of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) can have a significant impact on your AWS spend. This high-performance block storage service is designed for use with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for both throughput- and transaction-intensive workloads at any scale. It’s essential to manage Amazon…

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451 Research: nOps Targets Startups and Growth-Stage Companies with AWS Governance and Optimization SaaS

451 Research, a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption, published a report today, “nOps targets startups and growth-stage companies with AWS governance and optimization SaaS.” In the report, 451 Research cites nOps’ virtues: a well-defined target market, a focus on cloud-native services and DevOps teams, and the…

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How AWS Well-Architected Reviews Can Drive a Customer-First Culture

Is your cloud infrastructure “well-architected” to achieve your desired business and technical outcomes, all while optimizing costs? Here are four key learnings on how a well-architected infrastructure on AWS can drive business results, including reduced costs and improved security & compliance risk. Read JT Giri’s blog post on the AWS Partner Network (APN) blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/apn/how-aws-well-architected-reviews-can-drive-a-customer-first-culture/

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