Gartner recently released its IaaS Magic Quadrant for 2017 outlining, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure as clear Leaders in the infrastructure-as-a-service space.     Google Cloud, on the other hand, made it to the third position trailing behind AWS and Microsoft Azure, placed on top of the Visionary quadrant. But, the curiosity remains; will Google Cloud cross the Visionary border and step its foot on the...

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In the cloud-dominated the world of AWS, a vast array of cloud services and pricing models are available to choose from. Though AWS lets you pick the services that best fit your IT landscape, organizations quickly end up with complex, tangled cloud bills; data transfer costs for instance, contributing up to 30% to the total cost.   But, as they say, being pampered for choice and variety...

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Introduction:   If you own a business and are leveraging cloud computing, your business is bound to grow but, so will your cloud computing bills. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a solution to the growing cloud computing bills; the concept of Reserved Instances (RIs). The whole concept of reserved instances can be explained as making a commitment to AWS to utilize specific instance type for a certain...

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Did you ever feel the need for a high-resolution lens that gives you a complete yet granular visibility into your ever-changing AWS Cloud cost and usage? Probably, every time you deal with a tangled cloud bill with lots of cost spikes and leaks in it.     Centilytics gives you a complete cloud cost management & governance platform to control your AWS costs the way you want.   Take a...

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“Benefit from economies of scale”. That’s it. The tl;dr of Blended and Unblended costs. Now, on to the nuts and bolts.   Unblended Rates   Unblended rates are the rates which are visible in the AWS billing console. Unblended rates are just a fancy term for normal rates. Unless you’re dealing with consolidated billing or you are a linked account under a payer account or, you manage multiple accounts...

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It’s a known fact that moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) can provide huge benefits in agility, responsiveness, simplified operations and improved innovation, but many mistakenly assume that migrating to the public cloud will lead to cost savings. In reality, cost saving is harder than you think as the organizations need to implement management, governance, and automation to combat easily rising cloud costs. Otherwise, you...

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