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Category: AWS Cloud Financial Management

Understand Your Amazon EKS Spend and Enable FinOps for Kubernetes with Anodot

As the adoption of Amazon EKS for running Kubernetes clusters grows, customers are seeking ways to better understand and control their costs. To address these customer needs and shed more light on EKS costs, AWS has collaborated with Anodot, an AWS Partner that uses machine learning to autonomously monitor and alert on costs in near real time, and provides recommendations to help customers quickly resolve cost anomalies.

Simplifying Tenant Cost Allocation in a SaaS Solution on AWS with CloudZero

The Cost Optimization Pillar of the SaaS Lens for the AWS Well-Architected Framework emphasizes the need for expenditure awareness by measuring tenant consumption and correlating it to tenant costs. This can prove challenging in SaaS solutions, where resources are shared across tenants. Learn how to leverage CloudZero to gain visibility into tenant consumption, and how you can gain insights into tenant cost using CloudZero’s Enhanced Unit Cost Analytics.

Understand and Optimize AWS Data Transfer Charges for Splunk Cloud on AWS Ingestion

Data transfer cost is a key component to consider when selecting your strategy to get data into Splunk Cloud on AWS. Customers using Splunk Cloud on AWS for their security, operational, and observability use cases may manage large volumes of data. Having a thorough understanding of AWS data transfer charges can help them optimize their architectures and costs. This post discusses the data transfer costs for five of the most common Splunk use cases.

Best Practices from OST for Optimizing IoT Cloud Platform Costs and Performance on AWS

When working with an IoT solution and expertly crafted architecture, new features can be implemented in record time, giving your product a real competitive edge. IoT platform managers continually strive to update and evolve platforms, and the largest pain point is cost. Open Systems Technologies (OST) shares best practices to get your IoT solution running efficiently without sacrificing opportunities for new growth.

AWS Data Transfer Charges for Server and Serverless Architectures

To help enterprise clients increase their cloud initiatives, Sourced Group has developed a Serverless Adoption Programme for enterprises. In this post, we provide an updated version of server-focused data transfer costs that others have created and shared in the past. Sourced Group also created an entirely new visual for its own training materials that is focused on the AWS data transfer costs relevant to serverless architectures.

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Using Cloudwiry to Optimize Costs and Modernize Your Stack By Leveraging AWS

Application modernization requires a holistic approach, and Cloudwiry enables optimization and modernization of cloud deployments by evaluating AWS services involved. Learn how the Cloudwiry Enterprise platform can help your organization make informed decisions about application modernization. This post also takes a deeper look into specific examples of how Cloudwiry has helped customers optimize their cloud usage on AWS.

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Optimizing the Cost of Your SaaS Environment with the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens

Capturing, managing, and analyzing costs is an essential part of any SaaS business. Without a firm grasp on the cost profile of your SaaS environment, it will be difficult to assess the tiering and pricing models of your solution. Learn how the Cost Optimization pillar of the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens identifies specific best practices that can help you improve the cost profile of a SaaS application. These play a key role in shaping the operational and scaling experience of your SaaS environment.

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AWS Cloud Economics: Where Every Dollar Counts

Organizations hosting workloads on the cloud are more flexible and scalable, but this also comes with varying costs and the onus is on the organization to choose the appropriate service and cost. Cloud cost optimization should be an integral part of the transformation process and not just an operations task. Learn about Cognizant’s AWS economics service offering and how cost optimization techniques can be incorporated into AWS across the different stages of cloud transformation.

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Governance in the AWS Cloud: The Right Balance Between Agility and Safety

Cloud infrastructure provides more agility than traditional IT, meaning organizations must think differently about how they design, build, and manage applications. Cloud resources need a stronger integration between IT and organizational governance, as builders need to be able to operate in a cloud environment that’s agile and safe. Hear from APN Ambassador Paolo Latella, who introduces a decentralized model of cloud governance that can help you strike the right balance between agility and safety.

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Building a Third-Party SaaS Metering and Billing Integration on AWS

When moving to a SaaS model, companies need more flexible billing constructs that allow them to support a range of billing strategies and models. Learn how SaaS providers can create a billing integration experience that captures metering data and publishes it to a third-party billing system. We’ll also review common SaaS billing models and introduce a sample billing implementation that provides a working example of how you can approach building a strategy for integrating with SaaS billing providers.