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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

Avoid Bill Shock with Automated Cloud Cost Reports

All cloud users have stories of being surprised by unexpectedly large cloud bills because they left resources running longer than needed. You need to keep a close eye on your cloud usage so that you are only using what you need. And the new Scheduled Report feature in Cloud Analytics allows you to do exactly that.Read more

AWS Responds with Price Cuts: Google vs AWS Pricing Round 2

As we predicted in our blog yesterday, AWS has come back swinging at Google’s cloud price cuts. This is good news for cloud customers as compute resources continue to get cheaper. At this rate, it’s going to get pretty difficult for CIOs and CFOs to justify building their own data centers.Read more

Google Slashes Cloud Prices: Google vs AWS Price Comparison

Today Google threw down the gauntlet to challenge AWS public cloud supremacy by announcing significant price reductions across its Google Cloud Platform. Even more significantly, Google announced new sustained-use pricing for compute services that will offer a simpler and more flexible approach as compared to the complexity of reserved instance pricing from AWS.Read more

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