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Accurately Predict Cloud Costs with 3-Year Forecasting

Cloud cost forecasting doesn't have to be difficult. I'll show you how to use RightScale Cloud Analytics to build three-year forecasts to assess the costs of growth, reserved instances, and various clouds and instance types to help you make more informed decisions about your options and your potential cost savings.Read more

Now Available: Cloud Analytics for Cloud Cost Management

We saw that our customers were facing the same challenges as we were in attempting to get visibility into their rising cloud spend, especially when they had complex deployments that spanned public clouds, private clouds, and virtualized environments. So we created RightScale Cloud Analytics to help them visualize, forecast, and optimize costs across their portfolios of public and private clouds.Read more

2 Simple Ways to Stop Blowing Your Cloud Budget

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.Read more

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

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

Track and Manage Your Private Cloud Costs Like a Boss

For many companies using private clouds or virtualized infrastructures, it can be difficult to gain an immediate picture of the resources and costs that each business unit, user, and application is responsible for. Now there's an easier way to track private cloud consumption to avoid unpleasant surprises for all stakeholders.Read more

Keep Your Cloud Costs Down Through Internal Collaboration

One of the challenges of managing cloud spend is sharing information between the finance or business users who are looking at overall cloud costs and the technical team who has a deep understanding of how the cloud infrastructure is used. Our new product, RightScale Cloud Analytics, provides you a better way to manage cloud costs.Read more

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