Cost, Performance, and Security Optimization for the Public Cloud

Aaron Klein

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Reserved Instances offer AWS users an opportunity to reduce their bills by over 50%. So, here is a 6 step process to help purchase Reserved Instances. Step #1: Size your instances. Check your utilization metrics so that you are correctly provisioned. Remember, AWS is elastic - so do n...
Most users moved to the cloud to save money -- and they are saving relative to building and operating a data center. However, the story does not end there. Detailed user analysis shows that public cloud users are still leaving a lot of savings on the table - on average 40%. Here is 'wh...
A key advantage of AWS and the cloud is that it is dynamic and can be scaled according to need. That advantage, however, can cause security nightmares. With that in mind, here are five easy tips to ensure that you keep up your end of the bargain. Use ‘least privileging' when permissi...
Many cloud users moved to the public cloud for cost reasons, but stay for the availability benefits. AWS (and other public clouds) offers users tremendous advantages in terms of elasticity - need another 100 servers? We can spin those up instantly. Unexpected CDN demand? No problem. ...