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Jul 30, 2019 | By Mike Mackrory
In a previous article, I introduced the concept of Reserved Instances and discussed the importance of strategic planning to ensure that your plans to save money don’t end up costing you more in the long run. In this article, we’re going to talk about the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Reserved Instance (RI) Marketplace.
Apr 17, 2019 | By Mike Mackrory
Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is one of the foundational services that launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) into the successful Cloud empire of today. When Amazon announced its new EC2 service in 2006, the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) was the virtual appliance which would define and create virtual machines on the platform.
Apr 3, 2019 | By Mike Mackrory
Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances, which offer a discount of up to 75% over regular On-Demand Instances, are an attractive option for AWS users. However, to make the most of Reserved Instances, it’s critical to understand the terms, conditions, and restrictions that impact the discounted price of Reserved Instances.
Mar 22, 2019 | By Mike Mackrory
If you’ve deployed an application or service to the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud, you’ve probably made use of an EC2 instance. One of the decisions that you had to make before you could start a new instance, was which instance type to use. Choosing an EC2 instance type can be a complicated process. AWS organizes their instance types into instance families, and within an instance family, there are varying sizes from micro to 32xlarge.
Mar 18, 2019 | By Mike Mackrory
At Re:Invent 2017, Anthony Liguori, a senior principal engineer within the EC2 space, introduced the Nitro Hypervisor. In his presentation, he walked the audience through the Nitro Hypervisor’s development and the advantages it offered AWS and AWS customers, both in terms of performance and cost.
Sep 17, 2018 | By Metricly
Is your performance monitoring using real-time analytics in a way that will produce results or frustration? Real-time analytics can improve the value of performance monitoring by enabling operations teams to pinpoint problems faster and proactively manage applications. If not used correctly or completely, analytics can make or break your monitoring solution.
Sep 1, 2018 | By Metricly
When is it appropriate for static thresholds to operate on their own? When should operations teams utilize them as baselines within anomaly detection solutions leveraging machine learning algorithms? Read on to find out.