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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.

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.

FinOps Automation Tips And Best Practices - Part 2

The first installment of our FinOps Automation Tips and Best Practices series focused on what FinOps is and why automating it can be a game-changer for your business. Now we’re back for part two, which will guide you on how to choose your optimal outcome and select the best automation options to suit your needs. Enjoy the full video for an in-depth explanation, or see the brief summary below if you’re just here for the highlights.

What Is AWS Fargate? Here's What You Need To Know

Whether you are a developer, an IT professional, or a tech leader in your organization, AWS Fargate promises to make provisioning, configuring, and managing your containers’ servers easier. AWS Fargate is like that cool gadget you didn’t know you needed – it’s nifty, powerful, and a bit mysterious. In this post, we’re unraveling the mystery, including what Fargate is, its key features, and how it stacks up in terms of pricing and performance for serverless computing.

The Evolution Of Cloud Cost Optimization Over The Last Decade

Over the past decade, the cloud computing landscape has transformed remarkably, evolving from a nascent technology into a fundamental component of modern digital infrastructure. As the technology has evolved, so too has the need to develop complex cost optimization strategies. A decade ago, businesses grappled with the complexities of brand-new cloud services, often facing challenges in managing costs due to opaque pricing models and a limited understanding of cloud economics.