Cost Management

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Kubernetes Cost Management: Analyze Your Kubernetes Cost | CloudZero

The benefits for innovation with Kubernetes are clear: it can allow small teams to deliver more value, more rapidly. However, cost discussions around Kubernetes — and Kubernetes cost management — can be difficult. You have disposable and replaceable compute resources constantly coming and going, on a range of types of infrastructure. Yet at the end of the month, you just get a billing line item for EKS cost and a bunch of EC2 instances.

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SaaS COGS for VPEs: How to Help C-Suite Understand Important Metrics

When you lead engineering for a company running on AWS, every technical decision you make can have an impact on your profit margin. So, it’s no surprise that many of us are increasingly responsible for answering questions and reporting about cost to our executive teams — and in some cases, the board. Like anything else in engineering, it can be challenging to translate complex and technical concepts to business leaders.

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AWS Savings Plans: What They Can (& Can't) Do For Managing Cloud Costs

It has been nearly a year since Amazon Web Services (AWS) first rolled out its new savings plans. AWS Savings Plans were created to help manage cloud costs; however, they are best used as part of a larger strategy focused around cloud cost intelligence. (Keep reading for more on that!)

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The New Age of Cloud Cost Management: Cloud Cost Intelligence (And 8 Best Practices)

As companies are increasingly built in the cloud, cost management has become a major issue for many engineering teams. While cloud providers like AWS offer flexibility and easy scaling, cloud costs can be opaque and difficult to track. As a result, many companies that rely on the cloud are adopting cloud cost management strategies to understand and manage the charges associated with their cloud-based technology, and maximize cloud usage and efficiency.

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AWS Data Transfer Pricing: 7 Ways To Reduce Unexpected Costs

If your business depends on AWS cloud services, you’re probably familiar with the experience of having unexpected, hidden charges crop up on your monthly invoice. At times, the AWS cost structure can be quite opaque, making it difficult to accurately gauge in advance the costs of hosting a given application. One of the most common sources of unanticipated AWS charges is the service’s data transfer fees.

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AWS Cost Optimization: A Guide To Managing Your AWS Bill

For developers and programmers, Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers many benefits. It gives you access to the computing and DevOps tools you need at the press of a button — which helps you get products out the door fast. However, it can be challenging to control your costs and identify waste. In this comprehensive guide, we will examine some practical steps you can take for AWS cost optimization.

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3 Times CloudZero Helped Real Companies Take Action With Cloud Cost Intelligence

One of the many aspects of CloudZero’s cloud cost intelligence is anomaly detection. Unlike solutions which require you to set budgets or thresholds, CloudZero uses machine learning to automatically detect and alert on anomalies, then send them directly to dev team Slack channels where the responsible engineers can view and take action. Here are just a few examples of real customer anomalies, what caused them, and the action the customer took.

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3 Things Gartner Says Are Difficult About Cost Management and Optimization That CloudZero Makes Easier

Earlier this year, Gartner published a report called “How to Manage and Optimize Costs of Public Cloud IaaS and PaaS.” Overall, we agreed with the piece and wrote a blog post about what they get right (and where they miss). However, one thing that stood out to us is how many aspects of optimization Gartner described as very difficult — which CloudZero can help make easier.

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What Gartner Gets Right About Cloud Cost Optimization (and Where They Miss)

Earlier this year, Gartner published “How to Manage and Optimize Costs of Public Cloud IaaS and PaaS,” by analysts Marco Meinardi and Traverse Clayton. As a company that is focused on enabling engineering teams with cloud cost intelligence, we were of course curious what they had to say. Now, if you are familiar with Gartner, you know they have a reputation for serving enterprise clients, so they can sometimes be — well, enterprisey.