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How we find what parameters to optimize

Pavel, our product development engineer, Peter, our CTO and VP of Engineering, and Amir, our CMO and VP of Marketing, will walk you through how to find what parameters to optimize your application. Although the terms of things that can be optimized for a java application is well known, the problem is the list is too long and is probably in the thousands.
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AWS Mistakes You're Making That are Costing You

Making the shift to AWS can bring myriad benefits including improved application performance and reduced costs. However, moving to AWS does not guarantee that your application will run efficiently by default. There is a tendency for companies that are migrating from more traditional data center operations to bring their traditional manner of operations with them to a cloud and end up missing some of the benefits their migration could provide.

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5 Common Misconceptions about AWS Auto Scaling

You can’t talk about cloud optimization without mentioning Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Auto Scaling. It is one of AWS’s most powerful features. Maximizing AWS auto scaling groups is essential for businesses that run apps and infrastructure on AWS. But when it comes to AWS Auto Scaling, lots of people labor under various misconceptions.

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Operate: Phase Three of Your FinOps Transformation

The FinOps journey’s third phase, “Operate”, is the last step in the FinOps cycle. But it is by no means the end. The first phase of the FinOps journey, Inform, is about gaining visibility into your cloud operations and creating accountability. Next, the Optimize phase focuses on discovering ways to optimize cloud services and resources, and creating frameworks designed to make spend more efficient.

How to get 10x more out of Kubernetes-orchestrated Java Workloads

As cloud optimization is becoming more of a necessity, understanding how to optimize Java can save you money while increasing performance. You might be wondering, ‘How is this possible?’ In this webinar, our highly experienced engineers explained the fundamentals of optimizing your Java cloud applications. They cover the best parameters to optimize, best practices for optimal Java on K8s, and the unholy marriage of Kubernetes and Java.
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Autoscaling Your Cloud

Rightsizing an application is hard. Many applications are overprovisioned, running on more infrastructure than needed, to avoid failure when workloads grow. The alternative, an application crash when the load exceeds capacity, is also not acceptable to most users, developers, or businesses. The result, however, is unnecessary spending on idle resources during periods of low demand.

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Optimize: Phase Two of Your FinOps Transformation

FinOps has three iterative phases: Inform, Optimize, and Operate. In the first part of this blog series, we discussed how the “Inform” phase is all about achieving visibility for resource allocation and creating accountability over the organization’s cloud spending. In this article, we will focus on the “Optimize” phase, and explore how it impacts your FinOps journey and the entire cloud spend optimization plans.

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Amazon EC2 T3 Instances: How To Fully Maximize AWS' Offering

Back in 2010, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the t1.micro instance type. They followed this up with the first of the T2 instances (micro, small, and medium) in 2014, more sizes in 2015 and 2016, and finally unlimited bursting. Then, in 2018, AWS launched Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) T3. This was augmented in early 2019 with a less expensive variant – the T3a. T3 and T3a were more cost-effective than their forerunners, providing AWS users with general-purpose, burstable instances.

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Kubernetes Best Practices & Cloud Cost Optimization

Kubernetes is a powerful cloud-native automation tool that allows the environment to automate system configurations such as scaling up and down. Employing Kubernetes best practices can result in substantial cost savings when compared to static or manually managing systems. The effectiveness of this automation in saving and limiting costs is directly related to the appropriate configuration being applied to an environment.

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If Your Cloud Resources aren't Automated, You're Doing it Wrong

We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but managing your cloud resources and usage manually is a massive waste of time. Don’t worry, you are definitely not alone – many enterprises make this mistake. Here’s why trying to manually determine the best EC2 instance type is a bad idea. Applications are constantly changing and evolving. So are their resource requirements. To achieve SLA-level performance, the infrastructure must have adequate resources to meet shifting requirements. /p>