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Analyze Scenarios for AWS Reserved Instances to Reduce Cloud Costs

Buying Amazon Web Services (AWS) reserved instances (RIs) can be a smart cost-saving option versus buying on-demand instances in some situations. However, if you have attempted to decide when and whether to buy reserved instances for a variety of instance types in different availability zones, then you know how difficult it can be. We've got tips on how to determine your optimal RI purchase.Read more

Become a Cloud Services Broker with RightScale Self-Service

Posted by Andre Theus   Ι   July 16, 2014 0 comments
How do leading IT teams position themselves to bridge the IT/developer divide to help drive an organization’s growth and profitability? By brokering cloud services for their enterprises. RightScale Self-Service is a new solution that enables IT teams to take on the role of a cloud services broker to deliver agility across public cloud, private cloud, and virtualized resource pools.Read more

Will AWS T2 Replace 30 Percent of Instances? Not So Fast

Posted by Brian Adler   Ι   July 02, 2014 0 comments
Yesterday AWS announced a new T2 family of instances. The T2 family comes in three sizes: micro (1 vCPU, 1GB RAM), small (1 vCPU, 2GB RAM), and medium (2 vCPU 4 GB RAM). These new instance types are the next generation for the heavily used t1.micro instances and they should also be viewed as a potential replacement for m1.small. We've got the analysis to help you decide if you should upgrade.Read more