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Spike in Azure storage costs: troubleshooting and solutions

How to reduce Azure Storage costs? Discover effective strategies for managing sudden spikes in Azure storage costs. This video delves into troubleshooting techniques using Turbo360's Cost Analyzer, highlighting insights on routing preferences and cache purges. Gain valuable lessons and solutions for optimizing costs in your Azure environment. It provides valuable lessons and recommendations for others managing similar Azure environments.

What Is Container Orchestration? A Newbie-Friendly Guide

A recent Kubernetes Adoption Report showed that 68% of surveyed IT professionals adopted containers more during the pandemic. Among their goals were accelerating deployment cycles, increasing automation, reducing IT costs, and developing and testing artificial intelligence (AI) applications. But, what role does container technology play in this? This guide shares what containers are, how container orchestration works, and more.

CloudSpend's Zia framework: Top 5 ways to detect cloud cost anomalies

Cloud cost management- Anomaly detection CloudSpend’s Zia framework, powered by AI, is designed to detect any unexpected spikes or irregularities in your cloud expenses. The Zia Anomaly Report aids in optimizing your cloud bills and protecting your cloud infrastructure from unforeseen issues. You have the option to share anomalies with your team through CSV, PDF, or email formats.

Spark Performance Tuning Tips and Solutions for Optimization

Apache Spark is an open-source, distributed application framework designed to run big data workloads at a much faster rate than Hadoop and with fewer resources. Spark leverages in-memory and local disk caching, along with Apache Spark is an open-source, distributed application framework designed to run big data workloads at a much faster rate than Hadoop and with fewer resources.

RDS Cost Optimization: A Deep Dive Into Reducing Costs

AWS’ Relational Database Service (RDS) is a pivotal component for businesses leveraging cloud technology for their database management needs. RDS simplifies a relational database’s setup, operation, and scaling, offering cost-efficiency while automating time-consuming administration tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. However, despite its benefits, navigating the cost structure of RDS to ensure efficient spending can be a complex task.

FinOps Automation Tips And Best Practices - Part 3

After watching part one and part two of our FinOps Automation Series, hopefully you’re chomping at the bit to adopt your first automation solution. In part three below, our experts — Erik Peterson (CTO and Founder of CloudZero), Alan Hand (Founder and CEO of Xosphere), Steven O’Dwyer (Senior FinOps Specialist at ProsperOps), and Mike Fuller (CTO of the FinOps Foundation) — are going to walk you through what you need to know before you take any concrete steps.

Product Release Notes March 2024

Access to critical business data, such as cloud cost data, is both incredibly important for finance, engineering, and DevOps teams, but also a privilege that should be managed carefully. This month, our engineering teams put a major focus on developing industry-leading capabilities related to access control, while also making it easier for people who require certain kinds of data to get it where it needs to be.

Observability Vs. Monitoring: The Complete Comparison

Many often wonder, “Is there a difference between observability and monitoring?” The thing is as IT environments have become more complex, monitoring alone has become increasingly less effective. That’s because while monitoring is crucial, it isn’t particularly suited to tracking unforeseen or unexpected turns of events. That’s what observability is meant for. This guide will clarify what observability and monitoring are – and how they differ.

The Top Cloud Cost News From March 2024

If you’ve recently migrated your data from one major cloud provider to another, you may have already noticed one of our top stories from last month. If not, we’ve got good news, so keep reading! And there’s even better news if you’re the type to get excited over the chance to learn more about FinOps and hone your craft.

An Expert Guide On GCP Cost Monitoring

Research firm, IDC, published a study in early February 2024 predicting that Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers break even after just 10 months. Moreover, the study, The Business Value of Google Cloud IaaS, reported that after migrating to GCP, the participants were on track to achieve a 318% ROI in five years. Here’s the thing. Achieving these milestones requires a robust GCP cost monitoring and optimization plan.