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EC2 Instance Types 101: The Definitive Guide For 2022

Yet, the same flexibility that makes EC2 so appealing can also make it complex, confusing, and unnecessarily costly. A good way to understand the compute service is to familiarize yourself with EC2 instance types, and what the best use cases are for each. This guide will cover that and more.


Improve your EC2 rightsizing recommendations with Datadog and AWS Compute Optimizer

While cloud solutions can give you greater flexibility as you scale your infrastructure, limited visibility into resource utilization makes provisioning the right amount of compute resources challenging. To ensure that every workload is fully supported, many organizations may opt to over-provision, which leads to overspending. Or, in an attempt to maximize cost savings, organizations may under-provision, leaving workloads unsupported and risking serious performance impacts.


Control Your AWS Cloud Costs with Instana and AWS Compute Optimizer

Everybody wants a smaller cloud bill. At the same time, nobody wants to under-provision resources and risk making their applications too brittle. Finding the balance when rightsizing your infrastructure can be extremely challenging. To pursue performance with efficiency and to use IT infrastructure sustainably, Instana integrates with IBM Turbonomic to proactively deliver the most efficient use of compute, storage and network resources at every layer of the stack.

A Definitive Guide To Cost Optimization - Systems, Processes & Best Practices

It's no secret that the manufacturing industry is facing a crisis as demand is outpacing supply, and manufacturers are struggling to meet it. In this digital era, competition has never been fiercer, and pressure to streamline processes, cut costs, and optimize operations has become more urgent than ever. With production cycles becoming shorter, manufacturers are looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality or quantity. And that's where cost optimization comes in.

How Finance Can Instill An ROI Mindset In Engineering

Conventional wisdom states that SaaS engineers don’t care about costs. They care about building an optimal product, regardless of the dollar signs associated with it. As a result, the finance team feels they must corral the engineers’ efforts and constrain them to work within an agreed budget.


The Amazing Economics of Cloud Computing and Something Called Capital

Earlier, before the advent of cloud computing, businesses used to have their data centers. These data centers were expensive to set up and maintain. They required a lot of expertise to manage. As a result, only large enterprises could afford them. However, with cloud computing, even small and medium businesses can now take advantage of this emerging and forward-thinking technology. Data shows that businesses that use cloud technologies tend to grow faster, be more profitable, and generate more jobs.


The Ultimate RDS Instance Types Guide: What You Need To Know

Amazon’s Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) offers a variety of database instances, which can be confusing at first. In this guide, we'll clarify what each RDS instance class, family, type, and size means in under 15 minutes. Let's start at the beginning.


Cloud Costs From A Cloud Product Manager's Perspective

As a cloud product manager, much of our jobs center around creating KPIs (or OKRs, if you prefer) such as sales revenue, freemium conversions, or customer stickiness, and encouraging development teams to hit product performance goals. But what happens after those goals have been met? Do we create new KPIs and push forward, or do we take a step back and evaluate whether each indicator actually translates to higher profit for the business?


Kubernetes Vs. Docker Vs. OpenShift: What's The Difference?

Containers are a big deal today. Because containers are software units that contain all the code, runtime, and dependencies required to run a distributed application, they help engineers test and run apps on any device and platform without compatibility issues. Containers empower organizations to reduce engineering costs, speed up deployments, develop and test Artificial Intelligence (AI) models, and automate more tasks. It's likely that you want those benefits, too.