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2 Simple Ways to Stop Blowing Your Cloud Budget

July 23, 2014,
Posted By: Hassan Hosseini
Cloud computing helps you deliver applications to market in record time. But this agility can also result in larger than expected cloud bills when applications use more or larger instances than needed and when unused instances are left running. RightScale Cloud Analytics gives you easy two ways to keep your budget on track.

Analyze Scenarios for AWS Reserved Instances to Reduce Cloud Costs

July 21, 2014,
Posted By: Hassan Hosseini
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.

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

July 02, 2014,
Posted By: Brian Adler
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.

Cloud Cost Savings: Understanding Why Cloud Spend Is Up (or Down)

June 30, 2014,
Posted By: Hassan Hosseini
Cloud computing can help speed applications to market by enabling developers and business units to access infrastructure in a matter of minutes. Understanding how your costs are changing as you grow your usage of the cloud can be quite challenging, so we have a few tips for making this easier.